So, you like coffee and you think to yourself, “What else can I do with the black gold?” The best alternative option for coffee is alcoholic coffee drinks, the “special coffee” drinks like café au lait or even coffee cake. Coffee cake is good when real coffee is added as it blends the sweetness of cake with the dynamic roast of coffee. Chocolate covered coffee beans are also addictive and my, my, my are they fantastic!
I have assembled a quick list of coffee recipes for you to try at home. If there are any coffee delights you have tried please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Id be happy to add them and even happier to try them, plus well give you your own byline and if you invent something maybe even name it after you. Oh, imagine the caffeine-coated fame and glory.
Quick Coffee Recipes
- Café Latte: 1 shot espresso with steamed or frothed milk 1:3
- Café au Lait: 1 shot of coffee to 1 shot of milk
- Cappuccino: equal parts espresso with steamed, or frothed, milk
- Americana: 1 shot espresso & hot water (6-8 oz)
- Café Moca/ Moccaccino: cappuccino or café latte with chocolate syrup
- Espresso con Panna: Espresso with whipped cream
- Macchiato: espresso with milk foam on the top, served in espresso cup
- Café Breva: cappuccino with half and half
Alcoholic Coffee RecipesSometimes known as Specialty Coffees, in some there parts.
I havent included the measurements here because the best way to experience these fantastic coffee tastes is to experiment; like when you were in your Grade 12 chemistry class (without the frogs and sulfur).
- A Winers Coffee: Muscadet wine blended with a dash of sugar, coffee, cinnamon and orange peel.
- Irish Coffee that clicks its heels: Irish blended whiskey, coffee, pizza (no, not pizza…just trying to see if youre paying attention), brown sugar and whipped cream. Rim the mug with sugar and sprinkle the whipped bundle of love with chocolate crumbles.
- The Gabitous: Baileys, Crème de Menthe and Crème de Cacao with a splash of coffee, in a tall glass, rimmed with sugar and filled with ice. The odd maraschino cherry or paper umbrella wouldnt go amiss here.
- NOrleans Coffee: Coffee, cognac, Benedictine, cloves and sugar.
- The Nelmes: Thick Turkish coffee layered with cream and dashed with Baileys. Use a glass, pour ingredients individually on a spoon to get colored layers and drizzle with Brown Cow chocolate syrup. Sprinkles are good too.
- Starbucks Coffee Liquor: It isnt sold in Starbucks only in places licensed to sell alcohol. Just drink it neat or on the rocks. Or throw it into a Starbucker: Dry vermouth and Starbucks coffee liquor…its rejolting!
- The Anna Bella Martini: 1 shot of classic Italian espresso, 1 shot of Godiva liquor, 2 shots of chilled vodka… Shake with ice and decorate with a few floating chocolate covered coffee beans…Bellissimo!
- Your Own Ratamatazz: Blend coffee with a few of these alcoholic beverages for a nice winter warm-up. Serve it cool over ice, blend with cream and wowee…good and fun.
Crème de Cacao
Crème de Menthe
…and your favorite drink
Mays Coffee Cake Recipe
It doesnt have to have coffee in it, but it is more of an accompaniment to the real deal. Mays Coffee Cake is to die for and you can replace the walnuts for cherries, blueberries, almonds or chocolate and top with brown sugar blended with cinnamon and butter.
- 1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 box of pudding mix (instant… banana is my favorite)
- 1 tbsp of baking powder
- 1/3 cup of butter
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup of sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ a cup of walnuts
Beat the butter, sugar and egg. Blend in the flour, salt, baking powder, milk and pudding mix. Ensure the soon to be coffee cake has an even consistency. Stir in walnuts and bake in a loaf tin at 375° F for 20-25 minutes. Cool, pick-off cat hair and eat. Drink with your favorite coffee roast, like Seattles Best!
Makes one loaf or 12 muffins.