3 legendary coffee cocktails for #InternationalCoffeeDay
Happy #InternationalCoffeeDay. Moving through the day, your mind might be thinking about how you can keep the celebrations going into the evening. Well, it's time to embrace your inner mixologist and get to work.
Here are three super easy coffee cocktails to give your evening a little buzz.
The easiest Espresso Martini you'll ever make
It's one of the most popular cocktails in the world, and rightly so. But if you don't have a coffee machine at home, you might think it's a bit tricky to make. Fear not, this is the easiest Espresso Martini you'll ever make.
Ingredients and method: 70ml Conker Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, 30ml water, shake with lots of ice, strain into a glass, done.
Honestly, that's it.
Cold Brew Negroni: A twist on an Italian legend
The Negroni is the most wonderful cocktail. Equal parts gin, Campari and sweet vermouth, it's a certified Italian legend. But I have recently been swayed away from the classic, with a twist on the original. Yup, coffee liqueur. You can add the cold brew as an extra ingredient, or swap out the gin, or the vermouth.
Ingredients and method: 20ml coffee liqueur, 20ml gin (I used Plymouth), 20ml Campari, 20ml sweet vermouth. Fill a tumbler/rocks glass with ice, add each ingredient, stirring as you go. Stir the whole lot carefully for a while, and garnish with an orange slice.
White or Black Russian: Do as The Dude does
If you're in the mood for embracing The Dude, you need to know how to make a White Russian. It's basically an adult milkshake. Invented in the 60s, it quickly fell out of favour until The Big Lebowski brought it all back. Not one for the faint-hearted... this is decadent and rich and you won't be able to drink many of them.
Ingredients and method: For a Black Russian, 2 parts vodka to 1 part Kahlúa coffee liqueur. Add to a tumbler with ice and stir. For the White Russian, add a splash of double cream to the mix.