Just in time for New Year’s Eve….Espresso Martini
A classy cocktail, made with espresso, vodka and Kahlua. Replace the olives with coffee beans, and you have an espresso martini. Served shaken, not stirred.
- 7 oz vodka (Stoli coffee-flavoured vodka is a good choice)
- 1/2 oz Kahlua
- 1/2 oz espresso
- 4 coffee beans, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, shake vodka with crushed ice for about 30 seconds. Add Kahlua and espresso and give another couple of shakes to combine. Let stand for a minute, to fully chill through. Strain into 2 chilled martini glasses, and add 2 coffee beans to each glass.
Coffee Angel Cake Recipe:
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 12 egg whites
- 3 tbs coffee crystals
- 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 tbs coffee crystals
- 2 tbs hot water
- 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
Preheat oven to 375F. Sift together flour and confectioner’s sugar. In another large bowl, beat egg whites, coffee crystals, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Beat in vanilla. Continue beating at high speed and slowly add sugar (2 tbs at a time). Beat until sugar is dissolved and you have stiff peaks. Fold in flour mixture until just blended. Pour batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, then let cool.
For the icing, dissolve coffee crystals in hot water, then stir into confectioner’s sugar until smooth. Spread on cooled cake, and serve.
Kahlua Brownies Recipe:
Moist and chewy brownies, flavoured with just a hint coffee and a bit of Kahlua. If you don’t want to use alcohol, you can add a bit more coffee instead. You might need to make 2 pans of these brownies, they will go quickly.
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 2/3 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbs coffee crystals
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbs Kahlua
- 1 tbs vanilla
Preheat oven to 350F. In a saucepan, melt butter and chocolate together. Remove from heat and stir in coffee, egg and extra egg yolk. In another bowl, sift together flour, sugar and baking soda. Mix dry ingredients into the chocolate mixture. Stir in vanilla and Kahlua. Pour batter into a 8×8 baking pan, and bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Let brownies cool and cut into squares.
Night in Florida Recipe:
A potent mix of different tastes in this coffee cocktail. The recipe only serves one, but you’ll want to make more to impress your friends. A Night in Florida is a popular party drink.
- 3/4 cup coffee
- 1 1/2 tsp Kahlua
- 1 1/2 tsp Frangelico
- 1 1/2 tsp Grand Marnier
- 1 1/2 tsp Bailey’s Irish Cream
Mix the liqueurs together, then add to hot coffee. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
Colonial Coffee Recipe – Kahlua and brandy make this a fine coffee cocktail to warm you up. Serve this after your next dinner party, to start a relaxing evening with friends.
- 6 cups hot coffee
- 3/4 cup Kahlua
- 1/2 cup brandy
- Whipped cream
- Cinnamon, ground
Blend the coffee and liqueurs together and pour into 8 mugs. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
The day after Christmas and we are hitting the malls and the stores for bargains. I always go to Starbucks in Target and pick up as many gift packs of coffee as possible…great buys for coffee lovers!
Will update you on my best finds!
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