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Coffee Cocktails-Time to shake up your menu!

May 26 2016
Coffee Cocktails-Time to shake up your menu!

Coffee Cocktails

Imagine a talented mixologist and barista mashing up their skills to create amazing and delicious coffee cocktails. Well dream no more as both worlds have collided creating coffee cocktails like the Espresso Old Fashioned and Havana Nights to perfecting an old classic, The Irish Coffee.

As more and more people discover the versatility of Coffee, so have emerged new ways of consuming coffee. Coffee is no longer just for that morning pick me up but now has become a base in many alternative drinks including craft cocktails. Besides the obvious of mixing well with cream, vanilla, and hazelnut flavors, coffee meshes well with citrus and herb flavors creating an amazing experience for your palate.

Coffee cocktails are now being offered during brunch as an alternative to mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. In addition, restaurants and bars are also looking to expand occasions by offering coffee cocktails as a precursor to a night out.

Featured Recipes:

IRISH COFFEE

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. of Irish Whiskey

5-7 oz. of Hot Coffee

1-2 tsp. Brown Sugar

Fresh Whipped Cream

Method:

Run hot water slowly over a glass mug until it's at room temperature or hotter, and then

dry it (pouring hot coffee into a cold glass could cause it to crack).

Add brown sugar to mug, pour in whiskey and then add the coffee, leaving room at the the

top for whipped cream. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Set whipped cream on drink.

Do not stir (drink stays warmer long with cream sitting on top).

 

ESPRESSO OLD FASHIONED

Ingredients:

2 oz. Gaviña Espresso (room temperature)

1 oz. Bourbon

1/4 oz. Simple Syrup

1 1" piece of lemon peel

Dash of Peychaud's® Bitter*

Method:

Combine espresso, bourbon, simple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.

Stir until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds; strain into a lowball glass filled

with ice. Twist lemon peel over cocktail to release oils, then rub over the rim of glass.

*Peychaud's® Bitter is a registered trademark.

 

HAVANA MARTINI

Ingredients:

2 oz Gaviña Espresso

1 1/2 oz. Dark Rum

1 oz Torani Coconut Syrup

3/4 oz of Cream

Method:

Combine ingredients into shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.

 

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