Bottoms Up — August 26, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Celebrate National Coffee Month with Coffee Cocktails

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Coffee cocktails. Coffee…cocktails. I have to repeat that a few times to fully comprehend what exactly this is. Because as someone that is a coffee junkie and who also likes to once in a while have a brewski or two, this puts me in a state of euphoria. I can’t be the only one that feels this way, right? Right. So if you’re like me and you enjoy both coffee and alcohol then you must, no actually you NEED to try out some of these recipes. Considering that August is National Coffee Month, I feel that it’s our duty to celebrate to the max. So let’s start the celebration with some of the cocktails below!

Cafe Pacifico

Cafe Pacifico (Courtesy of Jacques Bezuidenhout)
1 ½ oz Partida Blanco
¾ oz Kahlua
1 ¼ oz Espresso (Make 10 mins before and let cool)
1 Bar Spoon Cinnamon Sugar Mix – 4 parts granulated sugar to 1 part cinnamon powder.

Shake and strain ingredients into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cinnamon sugar.

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Espresso Match Point Martini (Courtesy of Lavazza)
1 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Kahlúa
1 oz. Lavazza espresso
Lightly whipped cream for topping
1 malted milk ball (instead of an olive, of course)

Fill mixing glass with ice cubes, add ingredients and stir quickly to chill, strain into a chilled Martini glass and top with layer of whipping cream and garnish with malted milk ball, if desired.

carajillo-43

Carajillo 43 (Courtesy of Licor 43)
1-1/2 oz Licor 43
3 oz Espresso, chilled

Pour ingredients in a glass over ice and serve. Pretend it was harder to make.

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Limoncello Iced Latte (Courtesy of Alie and Georgia)
1 oz Grand Marnier
1 oz Villa Massa Limoncello
2-1/2  oz coffee
Splash of cream
Whipped cream

Pour Limoncello and Grand Marnier into glass coffee cup or mug, over ice. Top with coffee and cream, stir well, then garnish with whipped cream — because you deserve it.

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Orange You Glad It’s Got Tequila? (Courtesy of Alie and Georgia)
1-1/2 oz. Reposado tequila
3/4 oz. Orange liqueur
3/4 oz. Espresso, chilled (we used NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto)

Add all the ingredients to a tall glass or a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Stir with a long spoon (don’t shake) for 30 seconds to a minute, and strain into an up glass. Garnish with a strip of orange peel, spiraled inside the glass.

So whether you celebrate National Coffee Month or not, these are some drinks that should be on everyone’s list to try out. My advice is to start from the top and work your way down, and you won’t regret it. Whether for a party or a book club meeting, these drinks are guaranteed to make your night or event much better.

Twisted Talk: Are you planning on making some of these cocktails? Which one do you like best? Discuss below!

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