When mixing up an espresso or coffee based martini the important thing to remember is proportion, proportion, proportion! Through experimentation (some successes, some failures, but all enjoyable) we find that the best espresso martinis always have approximately equal parts coffee and flavor (liquor, syrup, etc.) to vodka (or alternative spirit). While you can vary the... Continue Reading →
The Bushwacker cocktail, named after a bar patron's constant canine companion, originated in the 1970's in the Virgin Islands. It was brought stateside and continued rising in popularity at beach-side bars in Florida, eventually being bottled and sold at liquor stores. While the recipe has morphed and grown on its journey towards popularization, the delicious mix of coconut, chocolate, and rum has remained at its tasty core. I have deconstructed and re-imagined this delightful cocktail as a holiday ready espresso rumtini. Enjoy!
Can't get enough of peanut butter and chocolate? Love espresso? If you answered yes to these questions, this peanut butter cup espresso martini is just the drink for you! Enjoy! Ingredients 2 ounces Reese's peanut butter pieces infused vodka (instructions below)1 ounce chocolate liqueur2.5 ounces espresso2 ounce creamCocktail shaker half filled with iceChocolate sauce and... Continue Reading →
Decadent, rich and delicious, it is no wonder that the espresso martini remains an all-time favorite as well as a barroom staple. Here we spice up the timeless classic - making it just zesty enough to truly get the party started. 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!
Ahhhh, the 2000's! This episode of Coffee & Cocktails with Cindy is pleased to transport you back to a simpler time... When Lindsay and Paris ran wild through the streets of NY and LA. The trucker hats were large, the belly chains fierce, and the jeans...well low... Unfortunately the trendy cocktails of the time period... Continue Reading →
Funky Monkey is a chocolate banana coconut coffee confection that makes me think of island breezes. Below are 3 cocktails sure to lead you through the palm trees and into the vacation fantasy of your dreams! Before you begin pre-chill all cocktail glasses and prepare some TheQuenBean.com Funky Monkey coffee. I brewed mine in a French... Continue Reading →