National Coffee Day - September 29!
Coffee is by far a mainstay for getting ready to face the day. However, it's not just for mornings anymore! Coffee has found its way into just about every type of beverage we consume, e.g. spirits, beer, liqueurs, and even wine.
There's nothing like an end of day pick me up such as a couple of ounces of champagne stirred up with a couple of ounces of coffee-flavored vodka, topped off with a lemon twist (try it...it's so much better than it sounds!). Even more simple, enjoy a high-end coffee vodka, such as Van Gogh's Espresso or Double Espresso, straight, poured over a large ice cube.
Three Olives Vodka $21.99/750 ml • Van Gogh Vodka $33.99/750 ml
With chillier weather on the horizon, try adding a splash of coffee liqueur to your cup of java to warm you from the inside out. This is great for morning tailgating!
Kahlua $21.99/750 ml; $37.99/1.75 ml • Waypoint Coffee Liqueur $21.99/750ml
Boston Harbor Coffee Liqueur $31.99/750 ml • Creme de Cacao $11.99/750 ml
Prefer your coffee with beer? Buyrite has many beautifully crafted brews from which to choose. Here are several of our top picks.
My absolute favorite coffee cocktail is an Espresso Martini using Food Network celebrity, Geoffrey Zakarian's recipe. Such a treat for Happy Hour or for dessert!
6 oz. vodka
4 oz. coffee liqueur (see photos above)
4 oz. brewed espresso, chilled
2 oz. white creme de cacao (see photo above)
6 coffee beans
Chill 2 martini glasses. Combine the vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso and creme de cacao in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled and frothy. Strain into the chilled glasses and garnish with 3 coffee beans.