If you are on our site and reading our blog, then the chances are that you love coffee. For those of you who also enjoy a tipple every now and again, we thought that we would share some delicious and fun ideas as to how to combine coffee and alcohol.
So here’s our top 5 festive Coffee Cocktails to try this Christmas:
Often not seen a as a cocktail as such, but more as a boozy coffee to enjoy at the end of a meal, this drink consists of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, stirred, and topped with cream.
If you are not a fan of Irish whiskey, then this does also work with Bailey’s or Kahlua instead.
Ingredients: 2 tbsp double cream (or squirty cream if preferred), 150ml freshly brewed black Beans Coffee Club coffee, 50ml Irish whiskey (of if you prefer Bailey’s or Kahlua), ½ – 1 tsp brown sugar, pinch freshly grated nutmeg.
Preparation: Pour the coffee into the glass/mug, add whiskey and stir in the sugar. Gently float lightly whipped cream on the top and sprinkle the nutmeg over the cream. Serve hot.
The espresso martini is a classic coffee cocktail made with vodka, espresso coffee, coffee liqueur, and sugar syrup and is served cold.
Ingredients: 100g golden caster sugar for the sugar syrup, ice, 100ml vodka, 50ml freshly brewed espresso coffee, 50ml coffee liqueur (something like Kahlua), 4 coffee beans (optional decoration).
Preparation: Pop your serving glasses in the fridge to chill. Over a medium heat stir the sugar in a pan with 50ml of water and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and once the syrup has chilled, pour 1 tbsp into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice, the vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur. Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels cold. Now it is time to serve, so get your chilled glasses and pour the strained drink. Finish with with coffee beans if you like.
Cold Brew Negroni
The Negroni is a classic pre-dinner cocktail from northern Italy. This is created by stirring so no shaker is required.
Ingredients: 25ml of cold brew, 25ml of vermouth, 25ml of Campari and 25ml of gin.
Preparation: This is super simple – add all of the ingredients in a hall ball glass and stir. Garnish with a twirl of orange zest, which has been cut over the glass to release the essential oils to the top of the drink.
Another classic and super simple coffee flavoured cocktail, the black Russians do not normally use fresh coffee but rather coffee liqueur, however, that’s no reason why this cocktail would not taste even better when you use freshly roasted speciality coffee from Beans Coffee Club.
Ingredients: 20ml cold brew 40ml vodka 10 ml coffee liqueur.
Preparation: This is super simple – add all of the ingredients in a hall ball glass and stir (no need to use a shaker). If you prefer a white Russian then simply pour some fresh cream on the top.
Hot Rum (Jamaican) Coffee
Our final recipe it the not so famous Hot Rum Coffee which is the most robust drink of our list.
Ingredients: 20ml dark rum , 20ml coffee flavored liqueur , 235ml brewed coffee , 2 tablespoons whipped cream , 1 chocolate covered coffee bean (optional).
Preparation: Pour the rum and coffee liqueur into a coffee glass, then add the hot coffee. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and finish with a coffee bean.
All that is left to say is, please remember to drink responsibly and
from all of us here,
We wish you a merry Christmas.
Richard and Fiona at Beans Coffee Club