Category Archives: Barista Cafe

Espresso, Hot Coffee, Iced Coffee, Latte, Ciders… They’re hot and way too cool to pass over in the world of cocktails. Pull up a mug & stay a while…

Cherries Jubilee Espresso is a delicious and versatile dessert coffee.

Cherries Jubilee Espresso

Cherries Jubilee Espresso is a delicious and versatile dessert coffee.

Cherries Jubilee Espresso is a delicious dessert coffee. I love its versatility. It is excellent using espresso without the additional water. This makes the espresso flavor much deeper. Rather enjoyable for those who are ordinarily strong coffee drinkers. It can be made with or without the whipped cream as well. I prefer with the whipped cream stirred into the coffee. But that’s all a matter of preference. No matter how you choose to enjoy this hot espresso drink, it’s simply wonderful!

Cherries Jubilee Espresso Recipe

Cherries Jubilee Espresso is a delicious and versatile dessert coffee.

Cherries Jubilee

1 ounce Shellback Silver Rum

1/2 ounce Cherry Brandy

1/4 ounce Butterscotch Schnapps

1/4 ounce Cinnamon Schnapps

2 ounces Espresso

2 ounces Boiling Water

French Vanilla Whipped Cream (recipe here)

Vanilla Rum Infused Cherry

Place rum, cherry brandy and schnapps in a heatproof coffee mug. Add fresh espresso and boiling water. Top with whipped cream and vanilla rum infused cherry (or fresh cherry / maraschino cherry).

Regular whipped cream works just as well as the French Vanilla Whipped Cream. Chocolate flavored whipped cream would probably be wonderful as well. Use what you like!

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Warm up from the inside out with this delicious Snowflakes and Cream coffee. A little coconut vodka, Irish cream and steaming hot coffee are all you need for a “take me away” moment.

Snowflakes and Cream Coffee

Warm up from the inside out with this delicious Snowflakes and Cream coffee. A little coconut vodka, Irish cream and steaming hot coffee are all you need for a “take me away” moment.

Keep a fresh pot of coffee brewing, ‘cause baby, it’s cold outside! Warm up from the inside out with this delicious Snowflakes and Cream coffee. A little coconut vodka, Irish cream and steaming hot coffee are all you need for a “take me away” moment.

Old man winter can have all the frozen fingers and toes he wants. I’ll keep snowflakes to my coffee, thank you very much. You’ll find me snuggled up by a nice warm fire sipping on this…

Snowflakes and Cream Coffee Recipe

Snowflakes and Cream Coffee

1/2 ounce Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur

1/2 ounce Coconut Vodka

3 ounces Fresh Brewed Coffee

Whipped Cream

Place liqueur and vodka in bottom of heat resistant mug. Top with hot coffee. Stir briefly. Add dollop of whipped cream to the top.

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Cocktail Tip: When a recipe calls for frozen coffee or tea cubes, use them while shaking your drink to allow the flavors to mingle quicker.

Chocolate Chai Tea

Cocktail Tip: When a recipe calls for frozen coffee or tea cubes, use them while shaking your drink to allow the flavors to mingle quicker.

There are many drink recipes with frozen tea or coffee cubes for lattes. You will see whole cubes in the glass in photos. Directions usually call for ingredients to be poured over the frozen cubes before serving. I have recipes that call for this method. But, after working with frozen coffee and tea cubes for a while, my experience has been that this method just does not work well. The ice just doesn’t melt quick enough to integrate the flavor of the coffee or tea into the drink properly.

I understand pouring liquid over perfectly square ice cubes makes a much prettier presentation for photographs. Presentation is a big deal in the world of blogging, Pinterest and sharing of food and drink photos. It’s probably why there are so many drink photos with chocolate oozing down the sides of cups making it nearly impossible to pick up a mug in a semi-clean fashion. What’s up with that anyway? When did messy, sticky and sloppy drinks and tables become fashionable for food and drink presentation? Drip happens. But when the mug or glass is barely recognizable under a mess of sloppy drink presentation, it’s time to clean up. Then again, that’s just my opinion. Millions of Pinners don’t seem to mind at all. Carry on.

There are solutions for integrating flavored cubes into drinks quicker. We could place the ice in a glass and allow it to sit for a while to begin melting. Or, we could use the frozen coffee or tea cubes in the same manner we use regular ice. Make it part of the shake. In the case of the recipe below, chai tea is a crucial ingredient to the flavor of the drink. It is important to release the flavor quick so it becomes part of the drink’s flavor profile. Begin the integration by shaking with the chai tea cubes; start the melt factor. The ice will be battered and bruised, but there will be flavor in the drink.

Chocolate Chai Tea Recipe

The flavor of this Chocolate Chai Tea reminds me of the chocolate orange candies that come out during the holidays. This time there is a spicy chai twist. The flavor gets better and better as the flavors mix and mingle in the glass.

Chocolate Chai Tea – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1 ounce Silver Rum

1/2 ounce Premium Orange Liqueur

1/2 ounce White Crème de Cacao

3 Chai Tea Ice Cubes

Chocolate Shavings or Chocolate Powder

Place rum, liqueur and crème de cacao in a cocktail shaker with the chai tea ice cubes. Shake to blend and chill mixture. Pour all of the contents into a rocks glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings or sprinkling of chocolate powder on top.

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This Chocolate Chai Tea recipe was commissioned by representatives of Shellback Rum as part of The Intoxicologist Corporate Mixology program. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Shellback Rum on this site and at ShellbackRum.com and by following Shellback Rum on Facebook.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist