Added: 07th December 2017
Coffee Cocktails To Try This Christmas
Who doesn't love a hot cup of coffee? Whether it's an integral part of your own daily routine or just those of everyone around you, you probably come into contact with this drink every day.
Coffee cocktails present new and exciting ways to drink coffee. They're delicious and fun and can be enjoyed in a range of settings, from home to bars and even the office Christmas party. Wherever you drink them, they’re guaranteed to bring enough excitement to turn a gathering into a special event.
You can top them with whipped cream and nutmeg, cinnamon or chocolate shavings, to make an extra-luxurious seasonal treat. However you serve them, these five easy-to-make coffee cocktails are sure to please friends, family, colleagues and visitors alike this holiday season.
Many people have already tried this classic drink, but for those who haven't, it's a must. The traditional recipe calls for Irish whiskey with a hint of sweet Irish cream, but modern versions are more likely to use Bailey's or Kahlua instead. Whatever you use, maintain an approximate ratio of 5 ounces of coffee to one ounce of alcohol.
If Irish coffee isn't quite daring enough for you, you can try this slightly different drink that blends that original drink with a traditional holiday flavour: mint. It's a unique fusion that catches many people off-guard with how tasty it really is. Make it using the Irish coffee recipe, but halve the amount of whiskey or liquor and replace the rest with an equal amount of peppermint schnapps.
This upscale drink is a relatively new one, but its contemporary elegance is unmatched. Combine 1 ounce of Nitro Cold Brew espresso, 1 and 1/2 ounces of vodka, 1 and 1/2 ounces of coffee liqueur and 1 ounce of creme de cacao in a classic long-stem martini glass for a trendy drink that all your guests will want to sample. The addition of nitrogen to the espresso brewing process gives it a rich, creamy froth that takes the drink to a new level, but if you can't get your hands on any Nitro Cold Brew, regular (chilled) espresso will suffice.
Not all party-goers are adventurous; many prefer a familiar, comforting taste over something exciting but unknown. This crowd-pleasing combination of flavours is sure to be enticing to those with a sweet tooth. Its overall flavour profile isn't that different to a dessert and while delicious, it's best enjoyed without the accompaniment of other sweet treats. To make it, simply combine 1 cup of regular black coffee with a shot each of hazelnut and chocolate liqueur.
Hot Rum Coffee
Last but not least, Hot Rum Coffee serves as a heartier option for those who would prefer a more robust drink in the coffee cocktail family. Making it is a two-step affair: first, mix 2 cups of coffee, half a cup of warm half-and-half cream, 3 tablespoons of sugar and a pinch of cardamom and nutmeg in a separate pot or other container. Then, pour 3 tablespoons of rum into the bottom of a mug and pour the coffee over that. Repeat as many times as you like until the coffee mixture runs out.
As always, drink safely, and have a very merry Christmas season!
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