Coffee Cocktails: Discover Delicious Recipes that Bring a Whole New Taste to Your Senses
While coffee is a beverage that most of us cannot do without, combining it with cocktails may sound highly unusual to the uninitiated. However, once you taste the harmonious blend of coffee cocktails, you would realize just how wonderfully coffee complements the intricate flavors of various cocktails. Weather spiked with alcohol without, the multitude of coffee cocktail recipes accessible today are a treat to the taste buds. If creating a rich cocktail with coffee sounds enticing, continue reading to discover some delectable recipes to try out at home.
Coffee Cocktail Recipes to Try at Home
- Espresso Martini: An Elegant Classic Cocktail
The famous Wodka Martini has been glorified by James Bond iconic catchphrase, "Shaken, not stirred." But are you aware of the elegant twist on the martini, the Espresso Martini? Composed of:
- 50 ml coffee liqueur
- 50 ml vodka
- 25 ml cold espresso
- 5 ice cubes for the shaker
- 3 coffee beans as decoration
This sturdy cocktail with coffee and vodka is a classy drink ready in minutes. All you need to do is pour all ingredients except the coffee beans into a shaker and vigorously shake. Pour the beverage into a Martini glass and enhance its look with three coffee beans decoratively placed on top. An Espresso Martini typically has an alcohol content of approximately 15.4% vol.
- Café Royal: A Luxurious Coffee and Rum Combination
There is an abundance of coffee cocktails that are enriched with rum, one notable example being the Café Royal, which is created from four basic ingredients:
- 1 cl coffee liqueur
- 1 cl dark rum
- Dry Crémant
- Ice cubes
Shake the coffee liqueur, rum, and ice cubes briefly and thoroughly before transferring the mixture to a champagne glass and topping up with Crémant. Elevate this luxurious drink by using champagne instead of Crémant if you fancy. But beware of the strong alcohol content. Though the alcohol content varies between 75 and 95% in rum and between 30 and 40% vol, in coffee liqueur.
- Calypso Coffee: A Blend of Coffee and White Rum
If you want a change from dark rum, you could opt for white rum when preparing coffee cocktails. Take, for example, a Calypso Coffee, composed of:
- 4 cl white rum
- Hot coffee
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- Ice cubes
- Whipped cream
Begin by filling a glass with ice cubes, followed by adding coffee, rum, and sugar. Stir the mixture well before garnishing with a dollop of whipped cream. Remember, this delightful sin comes with nearly 500 calories per glass!
Alcohol-Free Coffee Cocktails: Iced Coffee Virgin Mojito
There's no rule that coffee cocktails have to be alcoholic to taste great. You can just as easily remain sober with an Iced Coffee Virgin Mojito, whose ingredients list includes:
- 4 to 5 mint leaves
- Cold coffee
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- Ice cubes
- Almond milk and cream (50% each)
Crush mint leaves into a cocktail glass with sugar and ice cubes. Then, add the almond milk-cream mixture and finally the coffee. On hot summer days, this refreshing combination is a real treat!
Additional Coffee Cocktail Variations
Last but not least, you can enjoy coffee in a wide array of cocktail creations. 'Jack in Black' is a cocktail featuring coffee liqueur, Jack Daniels, and cola. Coffee-Baileys cocktails can also make for a delightful combination, much like cocktails with coffee and egg liqueur. For a hint of summer, try a cocktail with coffee and Blue Curacao, topped off with refreshing lemonade or mineral water. As you can see, the boundaries of creativity are indeed limitless!
As you dive into the world of coffee cocktails, remember that the perfect blend is subjective and could differ from person to person. That said, it's important to have fun in the process, experiment with different combinations, and discover your unique ‘perfect blend’. Perhaps you could kick-start your journey into the realm of coffee cocktails with the recipes shared in this article.