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Lowcountry Blend Cocktails!

12 Aug

Hey coffee fans! Did you know coffee is a fantastic flavor for cocktails and mixed drinks that can be added in a variety of ways. Classic warm coffees like Irish coffee and Cafe Brasileiro are perfect for cold weather. While colder coffee cocktails, like Irish Iced coffee, are a great way to cool down on a hot, summer night.

Irish coffee

Irish coffee is one of the most popular coffee cocktails. The tartness of coffee blended with the caramel-tinged sweetness of quality Irish whiskey is one of the most satisfying combinations in the cocktail world. Take a look at the directions below.

  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 1 1/2 oz. Irish whisky
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Mix together in a mug

Irish Iced Coffee

For a refreshing, cool drink, check out Irish Iced Coffee.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce of Baileys Irish Cream with a hint of Mint Chocolate
  • 1 ounce Iced Lowcountry Blend Coffee
  • 1 cup of Chipped Ice
  • 1 tablespoon Espresso
  • 2 scoops Guinness Gelato
  • Mint sprig and whipped cream for garnish

Directions

  1. Add Baileys, iced coffee and Guinness gelato to a blender.
  2. Blend on high with chip ice until smooth.
  3. Top with espresso, a mint sprig and whipped cream.

Café Brasileiro

Café Brasileiro is the perfect match for a cold, heavy drink. With a touch of vanilla, heavy cream, chocolate cream, and Brazilian cachaca, this warm, spicy drink is absolutely delicious! The directions are below.

  • Add the following ingredients
  • 1 1/2 oz. cachaca
  • 1/2 oz. chocolate liqueur (Trader Vic’s is a nice fit here – adding solid chocolate flavor without being overwhelmingly sweet)
  •  2 1/2 oz. of Lowcountry Blend coffee
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup or agave syrup
  • 2 oz. heavy cream
  • seeds from one vanilla bean
  • Stir ingredients into a mug
  • Carefully pour the vanilla cream on top of the drink.

Spanish Coffee

Make some Spanish coffee by adding brandy to the mix. Mix the following ingredients.

  • 3/4 oz. brandy
  •  1/4 oz. coffee liqueur
  • 1 cup of Lowcountry Blend coffee
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Posted by on August 12, 2012 in Caffeinate Charleston

 

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