The holidays may be over, but New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. Whether you are throwing a party or staying in to watch the ball drop, we have some delicious drinks for the big night. Pinkies up for these recipes with a splash of sweetness, a little liquor, and a whole lot of coffee. Cheers to 2016!
Staying in for the night? Curl up by the fire and ring in the New Year with two best friends: whiskey and espresso. These bold sips marry together for the perfect match in this chocolate topped coffee drink.
Tipsy Mochaccino with Mocha Whipped Cream
Directions: Whisk milk, sugar, cocoa powder, espresso in a saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil. Add whiskey last. Pour into mugs. Top with mocha whipped cream & sprinkles.
Mocha Whipped Cream Directions: Add cream, cocoa, coffee powder & sweetener to a stand mixer bowl. Whisk on low for a few minutes until the cream starts to thicken. As it thickens increase the speed slightly, and then to maximum speed. Whip until you have nice peaks. Sweeten more to taste if necessary.
Recipe and photo by Familyfreshcooking.com
**Try Conduit’s Westlake Avenue with notes of creamy chocolate and brown sugar to make this drink a decadent dessert with every sip.
It’s been a good year. Kick your feet up, relax, and enjoy a boozy coffee drink drizzled with butterscotch. You’ve earned it.
Bourbon Butterscotch Latte
Serves One 9 oz. Latte
To make the drink:
To make the foam
Recipe and photo by Endless Simmer
**Lighthouse Roaster’s Choice is a delicious, bold coffee that would pair nicely with your bourbon and butterscotch.
Stick with a classic this New Year’s Eve, and shake up a chilled espresso martini with smooth Kahlua and crisp vodka. This fancy martini is perfect for your sophisticated guests or a special treat for yourself while watching fireworks.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the espresso, vodka and Kahlua. Shake until chilled. Pour into two chilled glasses. Garnish with a few coffee beans.
Recipe and photo by A Beautiful Mess
**Go for Longshoreman’s Daughter’s Ethiopian Yirgacheffe to add a fancy touch to this classic cocktail.
We hope you all have a great New Year’s Eve! We are toasting to each and every one of you for being the coolest coffee drinkers ever.
Putting Sparkles on our New Year’s Mug,
Team Bean Box