Tuesday, August 14, 2018

DIY Coffee Cocktail Recipes for the Adventurous Coffee Lover

We all love our coffee, but sometimes it’s just not enough. In times like those, coffee cocktails mix two of life’s best offerings – rich coffee and reenergizing alcohol.  Irish coffee isn’t the only coffee-based cocktail, and this list proves it. Below are 5 DIY coffee cocktail recipes for the adventurous coffee lover to try. We promise, they’re worth trying!

The Siciliano is a cold-brew based cocktail served cold. Simply shake up all the ingredients below and enjoy a Siciliano in a chilled glass, garnished with an orange.
2 oz sweet vermouth, preferably Italian
1.5 oz Averna amaro
1.5 oz strong cold-brew coffee
1 oz simple syrup
Club soda
Orange twist for garnish

Hot White Russian
Hot White Russians will warm you up in the winter or on a cold evening, and they’re made with freshly brewed coffee.
2 1/2 cups freshly brewed coffee
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup KahlĂșa or other coffee-flavored liqueur, or to taste
1/4 cup vodka, or to taste
Whipped heavy cream for garnish if desired

Coffee Old Fashioned
For a twist on a tried and true Old Fashioned, try a Coffee Old Fashioned instead. Serve in a rocks glass with ice and enjoy!
1 double shot espresso (about 2 oz.), room temperature
1 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
1/4 oz simple syrup
A dash of Peychaud's bitters
1 1-inch piece of lemon peel

Shoeless Joe
Make this black cherry simple syrup in a saucepan up to one week ahead and have it ready to go when you get a craving for a Shoeless Joe! There’s no alcohol in this one, so enjoy it anytime and anywhere.
2/3 cup unsweetened 100% black cherry juice
1/3 cup sugar

4 oz. Black Cherry Simple Syrup
4 oz. strong cold-brew coffee
1 12-oz. can club soda
1 12-oz. can cola
4 lime wedges (for serving)

Pour Over Irish Coffee
Irish coffee is a classic coffee cocktail and often what comes to mind when we think of coffee cocktails in general. Simply stir to combine ingredients and top with whipped cream!
1 small sugar cube
6 ounces hot freshly brewed coffee
2 ounces GrandTen Distilling South Boston Irish whiskey
Whipped cream (for serving)
A few dashes A few dashes Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters (optional; for serving)

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