Are you in the process of planning a party with a coffee theme? If so, don’t forget to add a few coffee inspired cocktails to the menu. As a former special events planner, I know of a handful of drinks that would be perfect for such an occasion. Here’s a quick peek at a few of them:
Coffee Nut Cake
One of the first drinks that I’d like to suggest is a coffee nut cake cocktail. In my experience, it makes a great dessert cocktail because it is made with two scoops of French vanilla ice cream. Thus, the end result is a thick, nutty, coffee flavored concoction. If you prefer a thinner shake, use two scoops of ice cream instead of three.
In order to make the cocktail, place the ice cream along with 1.5 ounces of Coffee Kahlua, ½ ounce Brown Crème de Cacao, ¾ ounce Frangelico and 2 dashes of grenadine into a blender filled with ice. Then blend the ingredients on high until they are well combined.
Afterward, pour the mixture into a tall parfait glass and garnish it with a pinch of coffee powder. If you don’t have coffee powder on hand, simply run some instant coffee crystals through an electric spice grinder. It will convert the crystals into fresh powder.
Coffee Marnier Frappe
Coffee marnier frappes would make a nice addition to a menu too, especially if you’d rather serve a light cocktail. In order to make the drink, you’ll need to fill a blender with ice. Then pour equal parts Grand Marnier and Coffee Kahlua into the blender along with some orange juice. I typically use ¾ ounce of both liquors. However, you may make the drink as strong or as weak as you wish. Once that’s done, blend the ingredients on high until the ice is crushed to your liking. Then serve it in a chilled, red wine goblet with a straw. A garnish is optional.
Would you rather serve a cocktail that has a minty kick to it? Well then, I’d recommend adding coffee grasshoppers to your list. In my opinion, it tastes sort of like a peppermint patty. In order to make it, you will need a bar shaker filled with ice and equal parts light cream, coffee liqueur and White Crème de Menthe. Personally, I tend to use 1 ounce of each ingredient. Next, shake and then strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. I like to rim the glass with powdered chocolate milk mix and garnish it with shaved chocolate. You may want to consider doing the same.
Source: Personal Experience
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