Sometimes referred to as Puerto Rican Eggnog, the Coquito is a holiday favorite savored by people of all cultures. This recipe offers a twist on the classic with the inclusion of coffee. Adding coffee, coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the sugar cane based spiced rum, results in a holiday ready treat designed to invigorate and excite every palate. Enjoy, but be careful it packs a surprising punch!
It's time to celebrate! With the holidays approaching, we thought this would be a great time to share our favorite coffee mocktails. Adapted from holiday classics like eggnog, Irish coffee, and the much-beloved martini, these four fabulous mocktails encapsulate the festive feeling and flavors of the holidays and still let you fulfill your role as designated driver.
The leaves have almost all fallen and sweater weather has arrived. Time to break out the boots and hats and enjoy the sights and smells of the season. Nothing evokes the onset of the holidays to me quite like the smell of pumpkin baking. Add in the joyful noise of family and friends laughing around a holiday table (even a virtual one) and you have the beginning of a most excellent holiday season. This recipe captures those sounds and sights in one joyful, lip smacking-ly good, sweet cold-weather treat. Enjoy!
Interested in an easy and delicious recipe? Want to prepare a crowd-pleasing holiday favorite? Are you looking for a treat to keep or share with family and friends? If you find any of these sentences appealing this coffee-filled take on a classic rum ball recipe is tailor-made for you! Enjoy!
It's getting chilly outside! If you're anything like me, the cooler the outside temperature, the warmer I want to feel on the inside -- that means hearty breakfasts, more baked goods than I need, and spice. Lots and lots of mouth-tingling, soul-warming spice. From sweet cinnamon to pungent clove to fiery pepper, coffee offers an... Continue Reading →
The debate over whether candy corn is the best or worst of the Halloween treats has been raging for decades. Whether pro or con, one must admit that nothing evokes the Halloween spirit quite like that yellow, orange, and white candy. Here I have deconstructed those flavors and incorporated them into a sweet coffee treat.
Jazz up your coffee gifting with these wonderful edible spoons. They make great party favors or wonderful additions to most dessert plates! This is one of the easiest ways to add panache to your after-dinner coffee, plus, you can involve the entire family and make it a fun crafty activity. Below I present some of my favorite ways to create chocolate and candy-covered spoons. Enjoy!
"...While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads..." --Clement Clarke Moore A combination of dried fruits, nuts, and spice a sugar plum is in fact not a plum at all! Originally, they were a type of comfit -- a seed or nut coated with hard candy. Many recipes have evolved over the years combining fruits,... Continue Reading →
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!