If you are looking for ideas for your Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, these five coffee cocktails might be the coffee hit you need.
With the UK set to enjoy a four day Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate the historic Platinum Jubilee, Coffee Hit is sharing five coffee based cocktail recipes to enjoy with friends and family.
Paul Radin, Owner, Coffee Hit, said “Who can predict what weather we might expect for the four day Bank Holiday. It might be cold and wet and your guests might want cups of delicious coffee to warm up, alternatively we might be basking in a heatwave when cocktails would be a great way to kick start the party.”
Coffee Hit’s five favourite coffee based cocktails are –
- Espresso Martini
To make this after-dinner classic put 2 martini glasses in the fridge to chill.
Pour 1 tbsp of sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker, along with a handful of ice,
100ml vodka, 50ml freshly brewed espresso coffee and 50ml coffee liqueur
Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels icy cold.
Strain into the chilled glasses and garnish with 3 or 4 coffee beans.
- Dark and Stormy Coffee Cocktail
Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in 25ml dark rum and 25ml tequila.
Stir and top with ginger beer and slowly pour in freshly-brewed espresso
- Turkish Coffee Sour
Put 5 tbsp ground coffee in a pan with 250ml water.
Add 5 cardamom pods (bruised), a strip of lemon peel, 2 cloves and a cinnamon
Bring to the boil, then strain through a sieve lined with 2 pieces of kitchen paper.
Leave to cool.
Once cool, pour 50ml into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and add 20g egg white,
75ml spiced rum & 25ml lemon juice.
Shake hard for 1-2 mins then double strain into 2 cocktail glasses.
Decorate with a couple of cardamom pods and a few drops of Angostura bitters.
- Reverse Espresso Martini
Freeze freshly-brewed espresso in an ice cube tray until solid.
Pour 50ml vodka and 25ml baileys into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Stir together for about 1 min, then strain into a tumbler.
Put some of the coffee ice cubes into the drink and serve.
- Irish Coffee
Lightly whip 2 tbsp double cream so it’s very slightly thickened, and set aside.
Pour 150ml freshly brewed black coffee into a mug or heatproof glass.
Add 50ml Irish whiskey and 1 tsp brown sugar.
Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Gently float the cream on the top and sprinkle a pinch of freshly-grated nutmeg over the top.
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