There is something about coffee cocktails. The combination of two buzzy ingredients can be both delicious and heady.
Now imagine if you can provide an Espresso Martini or a Coffee cocktail with Whisky or some other exotic concoction at home on a Saturday night to your date or even to a room full of friends, won't your stock be sky-high...
You can even add a touch of naughtiness to a Salted Caramel Milkshake…or not.
With our recipes, you can make some pretty exotic cocktails (including non-alcoholic ones) in seconds.
The key to a great Coffee cocktail, like the Espresso Martini, lies in the Espresso or the (un) Espresso, in this case. Get that right and you have something that soothes the soul. If the coffee doesn't quite cut it, the drink will leave you wanting.
We have found that using cooled brewed coffee or even espresso from a machine doesn’t taste quite right when you want the perfect cocktail.
At Caffè di Artisan, we have discovered the art of capturing the essence of the Italian espresso into a unique home and travel-friendly liquid espresso pods.
Our coffee capsules are artisanally extracted over days and come to you in liquid single shot pods. They require no coffee machines at all.Each Caffè di Artisan coffee pod when opened will immediately resonate with the tasting notes as described.
1. Espresso Martini
1 Caffè di Artisan luxury coffee pod*
45 ml vodka
20 ml coffee Liquor
15 ml sugar syrup
1/2 cup ice cubes
Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, cover with a lid and shake vigorously for a few seconds.
Strain and pour into a martini glass.
Garnish with 2-3 coffee beans for the professional touch.
To make sugar syrup: In a saucepan mix together 1/2 cup sugar + 1/2 cup water and stir well to combine. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Cool the syrup completely before using it. Keeps well in a jar in the fridge.
2. Coffee Granita with Whisky
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons honey or to taste
2 Caffe di Artisan coffee pod
1 cup water
2 tablespoons Whisky
In a bowl, mix together heavy cream and honey. Taste and adjust the sweetness as needed. It should be mildly sweet.
In another bowl, mix together coffee, water, and Whisky.
Cover and place the two bowls in the freezer for an hour and a half. Every 30 minutes stir it well with a fork to break up any crystals.
Scrape and scoop the coffee granita into a serving glass. Top with a scoop of the heavy cream mixture and serve immediately.
Notes: If you leave the granita in the refrigerator for more than 2 hours, then let it sit on the counter for 15 minutes before scooping.
3. Boozy Coffee Milkshake with Salted Caramel Sauce
1/2 cup Ice cubes
2 Caffè di artisan coffee pods
1 cup cold milk
2 scoops of ice-cream
3 tablespoons Whisky or rum
2 tablespoons salted caramel sauce
Blend all the ingredients until frothy.
Taste and add more ice cream, coffee, or Whisky if needed.
Pour into a serving glass.
4. Coffee Cocktail with Whisky
2 Caffè di Artisan coffee pod
1 cups hot water
1 tablespoon sugar or to taste
1/4 cup Whisky
Fresh Whipped cream
Powdered Cinnamon (optional)
Add the contents of the coffee to a serving cup. Froth it up. Add hot water, sugar, and mix.
Pour Whisky and give it a quick stir.
Top with some fresh whipped cream and powdered cinnamon.
5. Coffee Lemonade
1 cup Ice cubes
1 Caffè di Artisan coffee pod
1 and 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup sprite or sparkling water
Add ice cubes into a serving glass.
Pour the coffee, lemon juice, sparkling water, and stir.
Top with some mint leaves.
Notes: Sugar syrup can be added for sweetness.
6. Amarula Coffee
1 or 2 Caffè di Artisan Luxury Coffee Pods
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup Steaming Hot Milk
2 Tablespoons Amarula Cream
Whipped Cream for Garnish
Pour the coffee into a serving glass and froth.
Add the brown sugar and pour the steaming hot milk.
Add Amarula cream liquor and gently stir with a spoon.
Top with some whipped cream and Enjoy while it's hot.
7. White Chocolate Martini