Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lesson 17: Coffee Based Cocktails

Hello everyone! Welcome back to Free Online Bartending School. A cool and cheap way to learn about bartending on the web.

Today's lesson is about coffee based cocktails. I felt it was a nice transition since my last lesson was about coffee drinks.

Coffee based cocktails are simply put cocktails with coffee in it. These cocktails are not extremely popular, and they do tend to be after dinner cocktails at a nice restaurant. I've also seen people get coffee cocktails a lot in Las Vegas where they want to stay up and enjoy the night.

To make a coffee based cocktail is pretty straight forward. You'll use the common "build method" where you put the base liquor in, then fill it up with coffee. It's very similar to making a highball drink, but you're using coffee instead. And it's also a good idea to serve it in a coffee mug - a clear one if possible.



There aren't really many recipes when it comes to coffee cocktails. The most popular one is the Irish Coffee, which you may get people ordering at your bar. Other coffee cocktails are a little less known, and you may not get an order for it much unless you work at a specialized bar.

In recent years, Starbucks came out with their own liqueur. Though it is more like Kahlua, I wanted to bring it up in this lesson since I have a lot of recipes using the Starbucks Coffee Liqueur.


So that being said, here is a little video on how to make an Irish Coffee. It'll help you get a good idea of how to make a coffee based cocktail.


Okay, so here are the recipes for coffee based cocktails.

Irish Coffee
1 oz. Irish Whiskey
1 Sugar Cube
Fill with Coffee
*You can also put in Bailey's Irish Cream in this cocktail.


Mexican Coffee
1/2 oz. Tequila
1/2 oz. Kahlua
Fill with Coffee

Spanish Coffee
1/2 oz. Brandy
1/2 oz. Kahlua
Fill with Coffee

Jamaican Coffee
1/2 oz. Light Rum
1/2 oz. Tia Maria/Kahlua
Fill with Coffee

You probably want to be familiar with these recipes above.

Also for kicks, here are bunch of recipe using the Starbucks Liqueur. You won't need to memorize them. Just know that there are a bunch of different ways of using the Starbucks Liqueur.

Starbucks Liqueur Recipes

Iced & Blended

Coffee Float
1 part Starbucks™ Cream Liqueur
3 parts Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1 ½ parts ABSOLUT® VANILIA®
Cola
Vanilla Ice Cream
Beginning with ice cream, combine ingredients in a tall glass and fill with cola.

Hot drinks

Café Blanco
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
¾ part Absolut® Vanilia Vodka
½ part Starbucks™ Cream Liqueur
Hot Starbucks® coffee
Serve in an Irish coffee mug and top with whipped cream.

CAFÉDECRÈME
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part Starbucks™ Cream Liqueur
Hot Starbucks® Coffee
Serve mixed in an Irish coffee glass. Top with whipped cream.

CAFÉL’ORANGE
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part DeKuyper® Dark Crème de Cacao
1part Grand Marnier®
Hot Coffee
Serve in an Irish coffee mug and top with whipped cream.

Nutty Chocolate
1part Starbucks™ Cream Liqueur
¾ part Hazelnut Liqueur
Hot Chocolate (or try it with coffee!)
Serve in an Irish coffee mug and top with whipped cream, crushed nuts and cocoa powder.

Martinis

Cinnamon Twist
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
½ part Starbucks™ Cream Liqueur
¼ part DeKuyper® Buttershots® Schnapps
2 parts Cream
Splash of Dekuper® Hot Damn!® Cinnamon Schnapps
Shake and strain into a cinnamon-sugar rimmed martini glass.

Frostini
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part Starbucks™ Cream Liqueur
¼ part DeKuyper® Peppermint Schnapps
Serve in a martini glass and garnish with fresh mint.

Mudslide Martini
1part Starbucks™ Cream Liqueur
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
½ part ABSOLUT® Vanilia®
Shake ingredients over ice. Serve in a Martini Glass.

Candy Cane Martini
1part Starbucks™ Cream Liqueur
½ part DeKuyper® Peppermint Schnapps
½ part DeKuyper® White Crème de Cacao
Splash of Grenadine
Shake with ice, strain and serve in a martini glass rimmed with crushed peppermint.

Mixed Drinks

Starbucks™ Creamliqueur on the Rocks
1part Starbucks™ Cream Liqueur
Serve over ice in a rocks glass.

Ultimate B-52
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part Starbucks™ Cream Liqueur
1part Grand Marnier® Liqueur
Beginning with Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur, layer ingredients in a cordial glass.

Iced & Blended

El Platano
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
½ part DeKuyper® Crème de Banana (or 1/2 banana)
½ part DeKuyper® Dark Crème De Cacao
Cream
Mix and serve over ice or blend and serve frozen.

Coffee Freeze
2 parts Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part VOX® Vodka
1scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
Splash of Milk or Cream
Mix and serve over ice or blend and serve frozen.

Nutty Freeze
2 parts Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part VOX® Vodka
½ part Nocello® Liqueur
1scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
Splash of Milk or Cream
Mix and serve over ice or blend and serve frozen.

Café Colada
1½ parts Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
5 parts Pina Colada Mix
Pour ingredients into a blender with ice and whip until frozen. Serve in a specialty glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Coffee Mojito
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
Fresh Mint Sprigs
Sugar
½ Lime
Soda Water
Muddle mint and sugar in a tall glass. Squeeze lime, add Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur and ice.

Coffee Cooler
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
¾ part DeKuyper® Buttershots® Schnapps
4 parts Chilled Starbucks® Coffee
Shake ingredients with ice and pour over ice in a highball glass.

Blushin’ Russian
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
¾ part VOX® Vodka
1scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
3 strawberries
Add to blender, blend and serve in parfait glass

Almond Coffee Freeze
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
¾ part DeKuyper® Dark Crème de Cacao
¾ part Amaretto
1scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
Blend all ingredients with ice until smooth like a milkshake. Pour into a dacquiri glass and garnish glass with caramel sauce. Top with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.

Iced Coffee
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part VOX® Vodka
Soda Water
Combine liqueur and vodka over ice in a tall glass, then fill to top with soda water.

CAFÉ À LA MODE
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part ABSOLUT® VANILIA®
2 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
Blend until smooth and pour into a champagne flute. Garnish with freshly ground nutmeg.

COCOMINTINI
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part DeKuyper® White Crème de Cacao
½ part DeKuyper® Peppermint Schnapps
Shake with ice and strain into

CAFFE FIZZ
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part Ronrico® Vanilla Rum
Ginger Ale
Build over ice and garnish with an orange wedge.

SEATTLE STOUT
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1pint of Guinness® beer
Mix and serve in a pint glass.

PANAMA SLING
½ part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1½ parts Plymouth® Gin
½ part Cherry Heering® Liqueur
2 parts Pineapple Juice
Juice from ½ Lime
2 splashes of Angostura® Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with a pineapple wheel and a sprig of mint.

Martinis

Chocolate Covered Cherry
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
½ part DeKuyper® Razzmatazz Schnapps
½ part VOX® Raspberry Flavored Vodka
1part Cream
Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass rimmed with grated chocolate. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

CAFÉCABANA
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part DeKuyper® White Crème de Cacao
1½ parts Light Rum
½ part DeKuyper® Blue Curacao
Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.

MOCHATINI
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
½ part Chocolate Liqueur
1part Absolut® Vanilia Vodka
Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.

ORANGE TWIST
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part ABSOLUT® MANDARIN® Vodka
½ part DeKuyper® Dark Crème de Cacao
1½ parts Orange Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange wedge.

ESPRESSOTINI
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1½ parts ABSOLUT® VANILIA®
Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with three coffee beans.

CAFÉ CON LECHE
¾ part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part VOX® Vodka
½ part DeKuyper® ButterShots® Schnapps
½ part Cream
Shake first three ingredients with ice and strain into a turbinado sugar rimmed martini glass. Float cream on top.

TOFFEE COFFEE
1½ parts Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1½ parts of Godiva® White Chocolate Liqueur
1part Dooley’s® Toffee Liqueur
Splash of Cream
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a turbinado sugar rimmed martini glass.

BERRYTINI
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part ABSOLUT® VANILIA®
½ part Raspberry Liqueur
Splash of Cream
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a turbinado sugar rimmed martini glass.

COFFEE BLOSSOM
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part ABSOLUT® VANILIA®
1part Cream
Splash of Amoretti® Orange Flower Syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled champagne or martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Hot Drinks

Café Nieve
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
Hot Starbucks® Coffee
Mix and serve in a cinnamon-sugar rimmed Irish coffee glass.

COCOACAFÉ
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
½ part DeKuyper® Peppermint Schnapps
Hot Cocoa
Serve mixed in an Irish coffee glass. Top with whipped cream.

SPICED COFFEE CUP
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part VOX® Raspberry Flavored Vodka
4 parts Hot Starbucks® Coffee
Splash of Ronrico® Rum
Pour first three ingredients into an Irish coffee glass. Float rum on top and garnish with a teaspoon of fresh whipped cream.

Mixed Drinks

MOCHA Cream
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part DeKuyper® White Crème de Cacao
1part VOX® Vodka
1part Cream
Build over ice in a rocks glass.

ULTIMATE WHITE RUSSIAN
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
2 parts VOX® Vodka
1part Milk
Shake vigorously and serve over ice in a rocks glass.

RASPBERRY COOLER
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part VOX® Raspberry Flavored Vodka
Soda Water
Pour first two ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice. Add soda and garnish with a lime slice.

The Ultimate Tiramisu
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
2 parts Absolut® Vanilia Vodka
1part Almond-Flavored Liqueur
Serve in a rocks glass and top with whipped cream.

BOURBON COFFEE
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part Jim Beam Black® Bourbon
Serve mixed over ice in a rocks glass.

Café Courvoisier®
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1part Courvoisier® VSOP
Build over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Black Russian
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1½ parts VOX® Vodka
Build over ice in a rocks glass.

CAFÉ GINGER
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
Ginger Ale
Pour Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur into a rocks glass filled with ice. Add ginger ale and garnish with a cherry.

BOURBON COFFEE A LA PISTACHIO
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
1½ parts Jim Beam® Bourbon
1part Milk
Splash of Amoretti® Pistachio Cream
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled rocks glass rimmed with ground pistachios. Garnish with an orange twist.

FLAVORED RUSSIANS
1part Starbucks™ Coffee Liqueur
2 parts Flavored Vodka of Choice
1part Milk
Mix vigorously and serve over ice in a rocks glass.

All right, good luck studying and until next time, cheers!


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