Coffee cocktails selection!


A friend who is going to be getting married soon (congratulations!) asked us to put together a list of coffee based cocktails for the wedding. 

We've come to a selection of options,  and thought we'd share our findings with you so you can try them too! 

Ready? set! go! and do let us know your thoughts and comments!

Happy tasting!

 

ESPRESSO MARTINI

What you need:

1 PART KAHLÚA

1 PART ABSOLUT VODKA

1 PART ESPRESSO

OPTIONAL: ADD SIMPLE SYRUP TO TASTE

How to make

Ok, you’ll need an espresso machine and a shaker for this one. It sounds complicated but it’s just a matter of mixing booze with coffee. Shake the Kahlúa, Vodka and espresso together with plenty of ice. Strain into a cocktail glass to get rid of all the small ice chips. Tip: Shake for like 10 seconds for optimal frothiness.

 

Café Amore

What You Need:

1 ounce Cognac

1 ounce amaretto

8 ounces coffee (black; more or less to fill glass)

whipped cream

Garnish: shaved almonds

How to make:

Pour the Cognac and amaretto into an irish coffee glass.

Fill with hot coffee.

Top with whipped cream.

Garnish with shaved almonds.

 

REAL IRISH COFFEE

What you need:

1 cup piping hot black coffee

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 shot Irish whiskey

Double cream, slightly whipped

How to make:

Heat a tall, sturdy glass (traditionally with a stem) with boiling water.

Pour away the water. 

Add the sugar and coffee and stir until completely dissolved.

Add the whisky to the coffee and stir.

From a jug with a good spout and over the back of a spoon, pour your slightly whipped cream over the surface of the coffee until you hit the rim of the glass. please, DO NOT use ‘whipped cream’. the cream for irish coffee must still be fluid so it melts nicely in your mouth as you drink the coffee. recommend to whip the cream on the spot with a mixer and keep in cooler. 

 

Dark and Stormy Coffee cocktail

What you need:

25ml dark rum

25ml tequila

ice

ginger beer

2 tbsp freshly brewed espresso

How to make

Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in the rum and tequila. Stir then top with ginger beer. Slowly pour in the espresso.

 

Turkish coffee sour

What you need:

2 tbsp coffee grounds

5 cardamom pods, bruised (plus 2 to garnish)

strip of lemon peel

2 cloves

1 cinnamon stick

20g egg whites

75ml spiced 

25ml lemon juice

Angostura bitters (optional)

How to make:

Put the coffee grounds in a pan with 250ml water. Add the cardamom pods, lemon peel, cloves and cinnamon stick. Bring to the boil, then strain though a sieve lined with 2 pieces of kitchen paper. Leave to cool.

Pour 50ml of the coffee mixture into a cocktail shaker filled with ice then add the egg white, spiced rum and lemon juice. Shake hard for 1-2 mins then double strain into 2 coupe or martini glasses. Decorate with another cardamom pod and a few drops of Angostura bitters if you like.


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