As cooler weather approaches, the idea of combining coffee and booze becomes more and more enticing. Here at Reviewed.com we love making coffee, and we especially love making it with great products.
For these two recipes, we recommend brewing coffee the best way possible. For hot coffee that means using our favorite drip coffee maker, the Technivorm Moccamaster. And for making the best cold brew, our recommendation is the Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker. Now, onto the recipes.
South African Sweetie
Recipe by Amarula Cream Liqueur
Amarula is a South African liqueur that is made with fruit from the marula tree. Its popularity is growing in the United States, and you can now find it at many liquor stores. This cocktail is warm and sweet, so it's the perfect dessert beverage.
1 ½ parts Amarula Cream Liqueur
1 standard cup of strong filter coffee
1 part whipped cream
1 teaspoon brown sugar
¾ part hot chocolate powder
Pour hot coffee in a large wine glass, add Amarula Cream Liqueur, followed by whipped cream, brown sugar and marshmallows. Sprinkle with hot chocolate powder and add an extra dash of Amarula Cream Liqueur if desired.
Rum & Coffee Cocktail
Recipe adapted from Rachael Ray
Good, strong cold brew coffee is essential to this recipe. We highly recommend making your own, but buying a bottle at the store is certainly an option. The lime and coffee combination may sound strange, but they mix together to create a refreshing cocktail that any coffee-lover will enjoy.
4 oz. cold-brew coffee concentrate
3 oz. dark rum
2 oz. agave syrup (or simple syrup)
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp. Angostura bitters
In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine coffee, rum, simple syrup, lime juice, and bitters. Shake and strain into an ice-filled glasses. Top with tonic water to taste. Garnish with lime.