Chocolate and coffee cocktail. Hot and spicy. Served with ice.

Four of my favorite things in the world come together in this hot and cold cocktail drink. Yes, hot and cold. Just read on and you’ll find out why. And what are the four favorite things? Chocolate, coffee, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur and Bailey’s Irish Cream.

But that’s not all. This cocktail drink is also a combination of two of my favorite coffee recipes — Mexican coffee and Irish coffee. I thought I’d combine the two in an iced coffee cocktail that gives a surprising kick with the addition of a little cayenne.

In the Philippines, we have tablea tsokolate (literally, chocolate tablet) – two to three-inch tablets of ground roasted cacao beans. They come sweetened or unsweetened. They are sold in some Asian stores globally but if you cannot find them, good quality dark chocolate can be substituted. »

Rocky Road Kahlua: pure indulgence


Life is full of surprises, some more welcome than others. You throw a party, a guest brings a friend or two or more, you’ve only prepared dessert for the exact number of invited guests and you find yourself in a spot. What to do? Well, here’s a life and reputation saver — a dessert that […]The post … »

Coctel Adelita


It kicks. Seriously. Five shots of tequila and one shot of Kahlua, and, well... it should kick. It's a good thing that I took photos before I downed the glass of Coctel Adelita. If I had insisted on sampling it before taking the photos, I might have had a serious case of camera shake and the images would have probably … »

For St. Patrick’s Day: after dinner mint


After a quick trip to the market, Speedy checked his Facebook account, found a lot of Happy St. Patrick's Day greetings from his family, relatives and friends in the U.S. and asked if I had posted anything for St. Patrick's Day. I said no -- no post for St. Patrick's Day. An Irish cultural and religious holiday, St. … »

Killer coffee (totally unrelated to slimming)

Killer coffee

Search Google for "killer coffee" and among the top results link to an article about a slimming coffee that contains a carcinogenic ingredient.This is a coffee cocktail, not the slimming coffee that purportedly contains carcinogens. This is a smooth and delicious drink that's guaranteed to warm you up even on the … »

Layered drinks and specific gravity


When Speedy was first learning how to make layered cocktail drinks, he followed recipes which conveniently specified which ought to be poured first so that the proper layers are formed.The drink above, for instance, consists of grenadine and creme de menthe while the next one appears to be Kahlua, creme de menthe and … »

Minty Mocha


I love chocolate especially the mint-flavored ones. And I love coffee. Put those two favorites in one drink and I'm a happy person. Add some booze and I'll probably get giggly. Add two kinds of booze then drop a candy cane into the mug to stir the coffee with and it is irresistible. Which was exactly what happened when I … »

Chocolate and amaretto coffee


It's my dream to build a huge archive of coffee recipes, you know? But it's been slow going. Mostly, because I keep forgetting that I am building an archive of coffee recipes -- something I ought to remember every time I make a cup of coffee. If I can only remember that, it should be an easy task. After all, how many times … »

Bailey’s plus Kahlua plus vodka equals Mudslide. Well, almost.


I have very fond memories of the mudslide cocktail drink. It was a sweltering November afternoon and my friends and I had just boarded the cruise ship after stuffing ourselves with Thai food on the beach and in a flea market in Phuket. Instead of going straight back to our cabin, my friend Osang and I decided we wanted to … »

Spanish coffee


Just as I was about to call it a night, Speedy came up to my study with this mug of coffee.The moment I saw it, my first instinct was to grab my camera. Fast. Because it's a hot drink and the whipped cream was dissolving fast. By the time I had taken a few photos, Speedy had gone downstairs again and I was calling after … »