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

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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 … [Read more...]

Coctel Adelita

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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 turned out badly blurred.The recipe is from the … [Read more...]

For St. Patrick’s Day: after dinner mint

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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. Patrick's Day is celebrated not only in Ireland but in … [Read more...]

Killer coffee (totally unrelated to slimming)

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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 chilliest day or night. … [Read more...]

Layered drinks and specific gravity

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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 Bailey's. I have forgotten now what they are called … [Read more...]

Minty Mocha

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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 came across the minty mocha drink at Serious Eats … [Read more...]

Chocolate and amaretto coffee

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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 do I make coffee every single day? At least … [Read more...]

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

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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 refresh ourselves with cold drinks. We went to the … [Read more...]

Spanish coffee

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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 him for the recipe. … [Read more...]

Ice cream, coffee and Kahlua dessert

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A gorgeous dessert that requires no cooking. Just scoop (the ice cream), pour (the coffee), drizzle (with Kahlua) and sprinkle (the nuts). Use a dessert spoon for the firm portion of the ice cream and the nuts; drink the melted ice cream that has mixed with the coffee and Kahlua.Ingredients1 scoop of vanilla ice cream 1/8 c. of very strong hot coffee 2 tbsps. (or more) … [Read more...]