Coffee is a great mixer to use in alcoholic cocktails. People have been secretly adding spirits to their coffee in an effort to consume alcohol without being obvious about it. With all the liqueurs available in many different flavors, you can make a wide variety of cocktails. Some of the most popular liqueurs to use in coffee are Kahlua coffee flavored liqueur, Bailey's irish cream, Sambuca anise flavored liqueur, Tia Maria coffee liqueur, Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, Amaretto,Grand Marnier orange liqueur and Tuaca italian liqueur. Sometimes we will still use the original spirits like Tequila, Brandy, Rum or Whiskey.
Not all hot drinks have to be coffee flavored, apple cider and hot chocolate have become more popular these days, and don't forget hot buttered rum. Try out these recipes and if you have one to share with us we will be happy to publish it for you on these pages. These great Cocktails Bailey's and Hot Coffee, Baked Apple, Belvedere St. Clements Toddy, Bushmills Irish Punch, Calypso Coffee, Chip Shot, Cinnamon Toast Recipe, Coffee Nudge, Coffee royale, Esmeralda’s Spiced Tea, Evening Nectar Cocktail, Gin Hot Toddy, Grand Cappuccino, Grand Espresso, Grand Iced Moccha, Grand Marnier Hot Chocolate, Irish Coffee, Irish Coffee Drop, Italian Coffee, Kioke Coffee, Malibu Mud Pie, Mexican Coffee, Millionaire's Coffee, Nutty Irishman, Orange Toddy, Peppermint patty Coffee, Skyy Blood Orange Cider, SoCo Hot Apple Pie, SoCo Spicy Cocoa, Spanish Coffee
Irish Coffee- 1 PART IRISH WHISKEY - 1 TSP SUGAR - FILL WITH COFFEE TOP WITH WHIPPED CREAM The Irish Coffee Cocktail is a very basic coffee cocktail whiskey and coffee. In this one we use irish whiskey and a little sugar.This is the original version of the Bailey's Irish Cream and Coffee.
Nutty Irishman - 1 Part Bailey's Irish Cream - 1 Part Frangelico Liqueur
Fill with Coffee - Top with Whipped Cream. The Nutty Irishman Coffee Cocktail is a sweet coffee drink with Bailey's Irish Cream and Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur. These ingredients mix well together to give you a nutty creamy coffee cocktail.
Coffee Royale - 2 PARTS BRANDY - 1 TSP SUGAR - FILL WITH COFFEE - TOP WITH WHIPPED CREAM. The Coffee Royale cocktail is probably the most famous of the coffee cocktail recipes, a real classic. people have been putting Brandy in their coffee for years not even knowing they were making a Coffee Royale. So spread the word.
Kioke Coffee - 1 PART KAHLUA - 1/2 PART BRANDY - FILL WITH COFFEE - TOP WITH WHIPPED CREAM. The Kioke Coffee Cocktail is a basic coffee brandy recipe. We use Kahlua and Brandy in this one. The Kioke Coffee Cocktail Recipe.
Peppermint Patty Coffee - 1 PART GREEN CREME DE MENTHE - 1 PART DARK CREME DE CACAO - fill with coffee - top with whipped creamThe Peppermint Patty Coffee Cocktail is a creme de cacao liqueur and Creme de Menthe flavored coffee. Top this one with whipped cream and drizzle a little green creme de menthe over the whipped cream for a great presentation.
Java Meister - 1-1/2 ounce Jagermeister herbal liqueur - Fill with Coffee
Top with Whipped cream. The Java Meister Cocktail is a hot coffee drink with a nice whipped cream topping. The Java meister is made with Jagermeister herbal liqueur, Coffee and whipped cream. you can also by adding a drizzle of color in the whipped cream like red-grenadine, green-creme de menthe, blue-blue curacao.
I often go to sleep thinking about the cup of coffee I'm going to have the next morning. I adore it! Whether your morning coffee is an estate-grown brew or just the best supermarket blend you can afford, these basic rules from EatingWell Magazine's editors and contributors will help you learn how to make coffee to prevent unwanted bitterness and virtually guarantee a satisfying cup of coffee every time.
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Rule 1: Buy fresh beans.
Without question, coffee is best when used within days of being roasted. Buying from a local roaster (or roasting your own) is the surest way to get the absolute freshest beans. Be wary of buying bulk coffee from supermarket display bins. Oxygen and bright light are the worst flavor busters for roasted beans, so unless the store is conscientious about selling fresh coffee, the storage tubes get coated with coffee oils, which turn rancid. Coffee beans packaged by quality-conscious roasters and sold in sturdy, vacuum-sealed bags are often a better bet.
Rule 2: Keep coffee beans fresh.
Always store opened coffee beans in an airtight container. Glass canning jars or ceramic storage crocks with rubber-gasket seals are good choices. Never refrigerate (roasted beans are porous and readily take up moisture and food odors). Flavor experts strongly advise against ever freezing coffee, especially dark roasts. Optimally, buy a 5- to 7-day supply of fresh beans at a time and keep at room temperature.
Rule 3: Choose good coffee.
Snobbism among coffee drinkers can rival that of wine drinkers, but the fact is that an astonishing world of coffee tastes awaits anyone willing to venture beyond mass-marketed commercial brands. Specialty coffees that clearly state the country, region or estate of origin can provide a lifetime of tasting experiences. By all means look for 100% pure Arabica beans. The cheap alternatives may contain Robusta beans, noted for their higher caffeine content but harsh flavors. "Nasty" is a term commonly linked to Robusta coffees by Arabica devotees.
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Rule 4: Grind your own.
Coffee starts losing quality almost immediately upon grinding. The best-tasting brews are made from beans ground just before brewing. Coffee connoisseurs prefer to grind in expensive burr mills (e.g., Solis, Zassenhaus, Rancilio), but affordable electric "whirly blade" grinders (e.g., Braun, Bodum) will do a serviceable job, especially if the mill is rocked during grinding to get a fine, even particle size. (Scoop for scoop, finer grinds yield more flavor.)
Rule 5: Use good water.
Nothing can ruin a pot of coffee more surely than tap water with chlorine or off flavors. Serious coffee lovers use bottled spring water or activated-charcoal/carbon filters on their taps. Note: Softened or distilled water makes terrible coffee-the minerals in good water are essential.
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Rule 6: Avoid cheap filters.
Bargain-priced paper coffee filters yield inferior coffee, according to the experts. Look for "oxygen-bleached" or "dioxin-free" paper filters (e.g., Filtropa, Melitta). Alternatively, you may wish to invest in a long-lived gold-plated filter (e.g., SwissGold). These are reputed to deliver maximum flavor, but may let sediment through if the coffee is ground too finely.
Rule 7: Don't skimp on the coffee.
The standard measure for brewing coffee of proper strength is 2 level tablespoons per 6-ounce cup or about 2 3/4 tablespoons per 8-ounce cup. Tricks like using less coffee and hotter water to extract more cups per pound tend to make for bitter brews.
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Rule 8: Beware the heat.
Water that is too hot will extract compounds in the coffee that are bitter rather than pleasant. The proper brewing temperature is 200°F, or about 45 seconds off a full boil. (Most good coffeemakers regulate this automatically.) Once brewed, don't expect coffee to hold its best flavors for long. Reheating, boiling or prolonged holding on a warming platform will turn even the best coffee bitter and foul-tasting.
Rule 9: Keep your equipment clean.
Clean storage containers and grinders every few weeks to remove any oily buildup. At least monthly, run a strong solution of vinegar or specialty coffee-equipment cleaner (e.g., Urnex) through your coffeemaker to dissolve away any mineral deposits. Rinse thoroughly before reuse