Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Godiva Coffee Cocktails
Here at the Ancient Fire Wine Blog there is a simple theme, adult beverages. Whether we are making hooch at home, tasting and reviewing commercial offerings, pairing drinks with dinner or opining on sips our readers shouldn't miss, we've got your imbibing covered. So it was with great excitement that two new cocktail creations were born using flavored coffees from Godiva received as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program.
Margot and I love coffee, no really, we LOVE it. The hallmark of any vacation destination for us is the coffee we find, and sometimes we spend considerable time searching for the right cup. Oddly we don’t make alcohol infused coffee cocktails that often so the ideas of how to use the Godiva coffees we received were slow to come.
In time, the ideas gelled and we offer the two cocktails below as the fruits of our artistic labors.
8 oz brewed Godiva Pumpkin Spice coffee, hot
1 ½ oz liquid coffee creamer or half & half
1 Tbsp butter
1 oz gold rum
1 oz spiced simple syrup
½ oz hand-infused black rum
Spray whipped cream
Warm the rums, butter and simple syrup until hot, not boiling. Mix with the coffee and pour into cocktail glass. Cover the top with whipped cream and grate the nutmeg over the top.
Barking Up the Right Tree Mocha
4 oz brewed Godiva Caramel Pecan Bark coffee, well chilled
1 oz dark chocolate syrup
1 oz liquid coffee creamer or half & half
2 oz mocha liqueur
Spray whipped cream
Blend all the liquid ingredients with a whisk. Pour into a martini glass and cover with whipped cream. Garnish with caramel sauce.
Both of these drinks channel the flavors of the coffee with the added bump of some liquor and additional complexity from the other ingredients. They may not be the kind of drink you would take several of in succession, but they certainly offer a celebratory and revelerous slant that might just fit at your next brunch or work perfectly after dinner instead of dessert.
Disclosure of Material Connection: As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”