Sometimes, the caffeine just isn’t enough. You need something with a little more of a kick, and there seems to be a new trend that is combining coffee and alcohol. Yes, the Irish Coffee is nothing new, but there are a few more adventurous drinks being concocted nowadays. While we don’t serve alcohol at any of our shops, that doesn’t mean you can’t do a little experimenting on your own with a pound of Pearl Cup Blend! Here are a few of the more interesting coffee cocktail recipes.
1½ oz. Kahlúa
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. espresso
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.
1 oz. Frangelico
1 oz. Vodka
¾ oz. cold espresso
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass.
The Wake Up Call
2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. coffee
½ oz. triple sec
1 oz. milk
Garnish: three coffee beans
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass. Garnish with three coffee beans.
2 oz coffee bean-infused vodka
1 Dolin Italian Vermouth (or Vya sweet vermouth, lighter than Martini Rosso)
1 oz Campari
Stir over ice and garnish with a pink grapefruit twist. Here’s how to infuse the vodka: Place a handful (30 to 40) of coffee beans into a bottle of vodka and allow to stand for five to seven minutes. Shake bottle and strain out the coffee beans. Replace vodka into bottle and refrigerate. This will keep for up to eight weeks.
These are just a few of our favorite creations. We’d love to hear what you come up with! Are you interested in trying out some of these coffee cocktails, or would you rather just stick with your good old fashioned cup of Joe?Read More »