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!
Delicious coffee recipes – just in time for the holidays!
I find inspiration for new coffee recipes in many places. Whether experimenting on my own, reading magazines, scouring blogs, or searching the Internet, I am constantly encountering innovative ways to include coffee in baking. In this post I highlight some wonderful recipes encountered on my searches - they all have two things in common: coffee and deliciousness. Enjoy!
Pumpkin coffee swirl bread
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!
Coffee spice cake
As the weather gets cooler nothing satisfies quite as much as a warm piece of cake enjoyed with a steaming mug of coffee. Adding mouth-watering, heartwarming spices to the mix will help to heat you up from the inside out. I have adapted a traditional spice cake recipe to do just that. If you sample this cake with your preferred coffee by a roaring fire, the approaching winter may seem a little less frosty. Enjoy!
Candy Corn coffee
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.
Chocolate hazelnut espresso bites
When the air begins to get crisp and that earthy, musky, and sweet scent of autumn fills my nose the urge to bake quickens within me! I am constantly looking for a new and easy recipe to try out or to bring along to the next holiday gathering. These chocolate hazelnut espresso bites are perfect to eat at home or share as a gift! Top them with freshly prepared ganache frosting and your friends will be begging for the recipe.
Peanut butter cup espresso martini
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 →
Coffee cream sandwich cookies
Sandwich cookies - whether you are a Moon Pie fan or a Milano maniac this much-loved cookie is a favorite coffee break treat. Here is my interpretation of a 'Double Stuf Oreo' only better because the creamy center is coffee-flavored. Enjoy!
Salted caramel mocha
The fall season fills many coffee lovers' minds with thoughts of pumpkin spice yumminess. While I am in no means denying the appeal of a perfect pumpkin spice latte, caramel is my autumnal confection of choice. To celebrate the luscious, deep, rich, sugary goodness, I have concocted this easy to prepare salted caramel mocha. Enjoy!
Coffee kissed cheesecake
Technically a pie, the cheesecake has evolved over time. The origins may go as far back as ancient Greece. Variations of the classic recipe have traversed oceans gaining and losing many ingredients along its route. European style cheesecake may use ricotta cheese or mozzarella. For me, a former Brooklynite, cream cheese is the way to go. Here is a lovely cheesecake recipe, adding coffee to the classic mix. Enjoy!
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