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

Coffee mudslide


If you like mudslide but would rather stay away from alcohol, here's a delicious cold drink that has the same mudslide effect without any alcohol. Instead of coffee liqueur, I used strong coffee. No special equipment nor ingredients -- just your usual coffee and some chocolate syrup.Makes one glass of coffee mudslide.Make your coffee but make it twice as … [Read more...]

Chocolate mint coffee: the over 18 version


The very first coffee recipe that I posted on this blog is the chocolate mint coffee -- plain coffee to which two bars of Andes mint chocolate were dropped and stirred. That was almost three years ago and I have become acquainted with a whole lot of ingredients since. This newer version of my chocolate mint coffee is a hot alcoholic beverage. It has all the elements of the … [Read more...]

Creamy butterscotch coffee


If you want a new twist to your coffee, a twist with alcohol in it, here's an easy recipe. Well, two recipes, actually, because there is a hot drink version and a cold drink version. Easy enough to prepare several cups for that after Christmas dinner coffee.There are only three ingredients -- coffee, sugar and butterscotch cream liqueur. The whipped cream topping is … [Read more...]

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

Black Forest coffee with cherry brandy


When I first saw a recipe for Black Forest coffee and it was described as almost drinking a black forest cake, I wondered why the beverage recipe contained no liquor at all. Although American versions of the Black Forest cake are almost always alcohol-free, in traditional German recipes, it appears that kirsch (also called Kirschwasser), a "dry, colourless brandy distilled … [Read more...]

Choco-coffee frappé


After a mid-afternoon trip to the grocery (we were out of eggs and butter, and that just wouldn't do for an amateur baker like me), I was hankering for a cold drink. We hadn't even finished putting away the grocery stuff when I started making choco-coffee frappé. So, if you're wondering about the bottles of Blue Curacao and Kikkoman, and the bag of malunggay leaves in the … [Read more...]

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 him for the recipe. … [Read more...]

After-dinner coffee


According to an article in Blogher, January is International Gourmet Coffee Month. Is that an annual thing or what? I searched Google but didn't find anything. Doesn't really matter much to me because I celebrate each day with coffee.The curious thing is what this animal called "gourmet" coffee is. If you read the Blogher article, you'd see that there is a perception … [Read more...]

Cafe con leche


To complete the Mexican theme of yesterday's brunch, I had a cup of cafe con leche with the potato, chorizo and chili dish. What is cafe con leche? The literal translation is coffee with milk but the name doesn't do justice to this wonderful anytime-of-the-day drink.Just so I don't get accused of being politically incorrect, let me say that there are many versions of … [Read more...]