Mint and coffee go wonderfully together. While many associate this much-loved candy cane flavor with the holidays, I believe it is a wonderful complimentary combination at any time of the year! We have put together a summary of our three favorite ways to enjoy mint with your coffee: Using freshly grown mint, peppermint extract, or peppermint schnapps. Whichever way you choose to combine mint and coffee it is sure to keep you warm and happy throughout the holidays and all winter long!
This is The Queen Bean's take on a traditional Mexican mocha. It is equally delicious spiked or alcohol-free. Chocolatey and spicy with a cinnamon edge and a little heat, this coffee creation is sure to bring an extra dash of holiday spirit to your next party or chilly holiday evening. Enjoy!
Sweet and golden in color, Drambuie liqueur is a mixture of scotch, honey, herbs, and spices, which when combined with coffee produce a remarkable cocktail. The name Drambuie itself is said to originate from a Scottish Gaelic phrase, "dram buidheach" which roughly translates to "the drink that satisfies."* It should only take one sip of... Continue Reading →
Here is my take on a traditional Kirsch au Café, a delightfully refreshing summertime cocktail with quite the kick! The recipe works particularly well with TheQueenBean.com Espresso Joe. This complex creamy blend has notes of dried cherries, and charred oak -- a perfect compliment to the cherry brandy and cognac. Enjoy!
Coconut rum, sun-kissed nights, gentle sea breezes and slow swings on a hammock are some of my favorite summer-time moments. I'm delighted to include one more item to this list. One sip of this slightly spicy, smooth, and sweet coconut rum coffee cocktail fills your senses with the best notes of summer. Enjoy!
"It was a dark and stormy night" - Washington Irving While this much-used phrase is often referred to as clichéd, the cocktail carrying its name is far from hackneyed! This beautiful drink is similar to a traditional Dark & Stormy. My version, of course, puts a twist on the classic by incorporating coffee. Enjoy!
This coffee based martini combines the sweet buttery goodness of hazelnut, and the creamy richness of chocolate, with the rich, slightly bitter wonder that is espresso. The combination is a truly wonderful after dinner or anytime cocktail. Enjoy!
A caramel flavored kiss on a cool Valentine's Day is the inspiration behind today's cocktail. Grab your honey, give the shaker a shake, and see how the night unfolds! Directions 1) Rim a martini glass with salted caramel sauce (*see recipe below). Roll the edge slowly over the plated sauce and set aside. 2) In... Continue Reading →
This is the second of 3 drinks featuring Buttered Rum coffee from TheQueenBean.com. Buttered rum coffee is filled with spicy goodness. When combined with Captain Morgan's spiced rum -- you have an undeniable adventure waiting for you in your glass!