Sunday Mornings: Coffee Bombs

I don’t know about you, but this weekend just flew by. I’m not done unleashing all my energy from the night before, and I’m feeling a bit too sober. This of course, is not going to change my usual Sunday coffee regimen. I want to mix it up a little bit, and share one of my favorite coffee recipes, The Coffee Bomb. Similar to the Sake Bomb, this drink is bold, strong, and beautifully crafted.

What you’ll need:

1oz freshly brewed espresso. I personally love Trader Joe’s Fair Trade French Roast

1oz Bailey’s Liquor

3oz Milk, frothed

1 pump caramel

1 dash pumpkin spice

Directions: Brew  espresso, and add Bailey’s to a double shot glass. In an old fashioned glass, froth milk and add a pump of caramel. Garnish with pumpkin spice.

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Once prepared, drop the shot glass into the milk glass, and enjoy!

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I hope this perks of your Sunday. Party on, sinners!

Sunday Mornings: Coffee for the wicked

Good morning my little sinners! Happy superbowl Sunday! Who are you voting for, the Pats or the Falcons? I was definitely raised a die hard broncos fan, but for today, I can be a Falcons fan for the day 🙂 

For about a year now, my morning ritual has stayed the same, at least when it comes to coffee. No matter what the day, Sunday mornings are made of strong coffee and a good read. The current read is called The Travelers, by Chris Pavone. I stole this book from my ex-boyfriend, and I’ve been hooked on Chris Pavone ever since. It’s a little bit of a mysterious thriller, and has a bit of a double life persona. My kind of book. 

I’m drinking a triple espresso latte, with a pump of raspberry  (for good luck to the Falcons tonight). I usually take my coffee black, but Sunday mornings deserve a little bit of milk and sugar!

Here’s a peak at my coffee bar. I made it out of the reclaimed wood of my former deck, and painted with chalkboard paint. I’ll do a DIY at some point to go further into detail about it a little later on. Hope you all enjoy your coffee and your Sunday. Go Falcons!

The Mini Bar: Making An Old Fashioned New

I am a huge fan of the old fashioned. It’s straight, to the point, and just sweet enough to satisfy when I need a little more than straight whiskey. I love local distilleries. Colorado is home to some of the best. Stranahan’s has been a local favorite for quite some time, and a definite favorite of mine.

The Breckenridge Distillery is another local favorite. They were a large reason why I got into whiskey and bourbon to begin with. The Breckenridge bourbon is wonderfully smooth, and doesn’t necessarily need to be made into a cocktail to enjoy.

Having too much sugar in my cocktail tends to really upset my stomach, so adding a sugar cube to my drink isn’t exactly kosher. Instead of the sugar cube, I’ll substitute for a maraschino cherry, and a dash of its syrup. It’s sweet enough to break through the bitters and whiskey, but with half the sugar that will not upset my stomach.

Here’s the recipe below:

2oz Stranahan’s Single Malt Whiskey

2 dashes Breckenridge Bitters

2 dashes maraschino cherry syrup

1 maraschino cherry

1 dash water

Add cherry syrup, bitters, and a dash of water to an old fashioned glass and mix. Add a large ice cube and pour over whiskey and whisk lightly. Add cherry for garnish.

Enjoy!

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