Father’s Day is just around the corner so we’ve naturally been thinking about the role coffee plays in the celebrations. It may not naturally be your go to drink when you think about Father’s Day (many dads are pretty partial to a frosty cold beer.) But if you’re making Dad breakfast in bed or taking him out for breakfast or a Father’s Day lunch, you can be sure that it’ll feature in the day.
But maybe you’re lucky and your Dad is a real coffee lover – maybe he takes coffee pretty seriously. If this is the case, you may be looking to produce a coffee themed treat. If this is the case, we have some inspiration for you – a couple of delicious recipes that you can make at home for Dad or that you can offer in your coffee bar to mark the occasion.
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If your day enjoys a pint of stout, he may enjoy this creamy cocktail. You can use any stout you chose, from dark and indulgent to light and oaty. It’s simple to make and as it’s Father’s Day, can be enjoyed at any time of day. It’s nice with the Italian liquer but if Dad prefers, you could swap out for vodka or even try brandy.
You will need
100ml Stout of your choice
50ml cold coffee (use cold brew or Nitro if you have it)
Double shot of Italian Bitters (Aperol or Campari)
Cocoa for dusting
Sea Salt for sprinkling
How to make it
In a cocktail shaker, combine the coffee, bitters and ice cubes.
Pour into a glass
Slowly pour the stout over the mixture
Sprinkle cocoa over the drink and top finally with a few salt crystals
Affogato for Daddo
The Affogato is a classic Italian dessert and whilst easy to make, is sure to impress the dad in your life. Traditionally served with espresso, for a boozy treat add coffee liqueur like Kahlua into the mix.
You will need
2 scoops of ice cream or gelato (vanilla, chocolate or coffee flavour will work best)
1 shot espresso
Shaved or flakes of chocolate
How to Make it
Scoop the ice cream into a coffee cup – use a glass one for maximum effect
Pour over espresso and/or coffee liqueur
Sprinkle on chocolate shavings
Top with chopped hazelnuts