Ultimate Iced Coffee..Kick Start your Spring! :)

I have been hearing a lot about making iced coffee overnight, we are curious coffee drinker so I decided to investigate. Needless to say there are a ton of recipes out there for this type of brew…I am so trying this when it warms up in my neck of the woods. 🙂 I love the idea of putting it in Mason Jars, this is totally up my alley!

  

Cold-Brewed Coffee:
Makes 1 servings

1/3 cup medium ground coffee

1 1/2 cups filtered water

handful of ice cubes

2 packets Sweet’N Low granulated sugar substitute, or Regular Sugar (optional)

Dash of Milk or Cream (optional)

Directions To Make Cold-Brewed Coffee:

Place the coffee in a glass jar, add the water, and stir to combine. Cover and set aside at room temperature for 12 hours or overnight.

Strain the coffee through a large-size paper coffee filter, a fine sieve, or a strainer lined with cheesecloth. Cold-brewed coffee can be refrigerated in a covered jar for up to 24 hours. This recipe can be doubled.

Prepare coffee to Drink:

Fill a tall glass with coffee ice cubes. Pour in the cold brewed coffee. Sweeten to taste with Sweet’N Low or Regular Sugar. Add milk/cream as desired.

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

References:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/ultimate-iced-coffee/

Triple Treat Espresso Martini

An image of a Triple Threat Espresso Martini with a coffee bean garnish.

The high-caffeine, bold-tasting Triple Threat Espresso Martini is definitely going to hit the spot!

It includes espresso, espresso vodka and coffee liqueur Yumm!!

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces espresso (or about 2 shots espresso)
  • 1 1/2 ounces espresso vodka
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Frangelico
  • 3 coffee beans

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except the coffee beans in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice.
  2. Shake well for about 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with three coffee beans (preferably espresso-roast coffee beans).
  5. Serve immediately.

 

References:

http://coffeetea.about.com/od/coffeeteacocktails/ig/Espresso-Martini-Recipes/Triple-Threat-Espresso-Martini.htm

 

Iced coffee recipe!

We decided to post a new iced coffee recipe a day for a week! 🙂

Enjoy your Daily brew!

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Iced Mocha

Original recipe makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups cold coffee

2 cups milk

1/4 cup chocolate syrup

1/4 cup white sugar

Directions

  1. Pour coffee into ice-cube tray. Freeze until solid, or overnight.
  2. In a blender, combine coffee ice cubes, milk, chocolate syrup and sugar. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

 

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

~Remember~

As crazy busy times surround all of us during spring and summer,

it is easy to forget to slow down and watch the show nature is putting on for us.

The trees are showing off their brilliant blooms

The ground is sprouting wonderous veggies and herbs.

The sky is emotional crying and shining at the same time.

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All over the world the coffee trees are producing the fruit we love so much,

giving us that luxurious brew we cling to each day.

Dont let the hustle and bustle of life sweet you away,

Stop and smell the flowers and a cup of good brew.

~Drink Coffee be Happy~