It’s Officially Fall…but it feels like Summer! :)

When the calendar hits First day of Fall we are all ready to dust off our comfy house sweaters, slippers and favorite sweat pants. However, when the weather man hits us with 80° I find myself sadly still sporting the tank top and capris.

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I do, however, break out the tea kettle and start drooling over pumpkin spice lattes along with freshly pressed apple cider. I definitely recommend using apples from your local farmers.

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An epiphany just stuck me. I have not tried to make my own Pumpkin spiced coffee/latte before. This will have to be remedied this fall. Due to my awesome job as a Greenhouse manager and landscaper, I have time in the winter to play with food and drinks. I to make homemade hot coco with melted chocolate and whipping cream. Or for the adults Spiced Rum whipped cream on top of my morning coffee…Lets make this one Irish! 🙂 Yum

I am eager for the weather to match the calendar and the leaves to finish falling. Not to mention, start knitting scarves, drinking my warm comfort drinks, and wearing my hoodie all day! 🙂

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What are your favorite parts of fall and please share your favorite recipe! I would love to try it this winter during my down time!

 

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Happy Fall~  @}—–

The Coffee Kingdom

First Monday…Its February?

Today is the first day of February. Spring is around the corner. Valentines day is quickly approaching. Snow is on the ground. And a fresh pot of coffee is brewing. Lets make today a good day.

What has the new year brought to you so far?

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~Drink Coffee be Happy~

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Morning Trance

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You danced for me this morning

Steam rolled up from the top of my mug

twirling and twisting in the reflection of the lit up screen

I watched mesmerized, slowly passing my fingers through

the warm steam like it was fire.

I was in a peaceful trance for those

few precious moments.

Let the day be as calm as it is now.

 

 

The Constant

 

The constant never changing daily routine of my gravitation towards coffee in the morning is something I will never get rid of. Unless I find a tea that tastes as good as my morning brew, but even that is a slim to none chance.

It is almost the new year and we plan on bringing the Good with and leaving the Bad behind. Start the year off right with a renewed strength in ourselves and the life that is laid out before us. We have the opportunity to grasp it with two hands and a dedicated heart taking full advantage of a full year to make some drastic changes, or let the dream hide on the shelf collecting dust and pass us by. I vote number one. What will you do?

I made a cup dedicated to this. Follow the link Coffee and check it out 🙂

 

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

 

 

Coffee and Words

Words, Coffee, Music, Dance, Laugh, Live

Each of the above has a special place in our lives and different tunes due to our emotions, feelings, environment. Each can play off of each other…enhancing, enriching and making that moment one to remember.

I have laughed over strong espresso with the ones I love.

I have cried over a plan cup of black coffee in the morning on my porch in the morning sun.

I have sang with my to go mug of coffee while dancing to music in the yard picking up leaves.

I have drug myself up the stairs to the kitchen just to get my lively hood from the coffee pot.

I have spoken sweet words of thanks to God over my Coffee as the steam hits my nose.

I clutch my cup with two hands, held it close to my chest and believed I might not stand without it.

I love life, I love laughter, and I love Coffee.

I drink way more than I should, and I do not regret it… 🙂

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

~Summer Morning Coffee~

Where is the perfect place you would like to have your first cup of coffee in the morning?

I am a woods girl so for me when I pick up my first cup of hot coffee in the morning I imagine I am camping.

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~Standing outside under large ponderosa pines, the morning campfire crackling behind me. The sun is shining its warm golden rays through the tree bows, and I stand silently listening to a nearby creek tell me stories of times long past~ Absolutely Perfect.

This is my perfect morning coffee place. What’s yours?

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Drink #6 “Caribbean Bulldog Recipe”

 

Caribbean Bulldog Recipe

1 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
1 oz Caribbean  cream
2  oz milk
4 oz Coca-Cola®

Build the Kahlua, Caribbean cream and milk (or half-and-half) over ice in a tall  highball glass. Add coca-cola and stir gently. Add straws, and serve.

 

This sounds super tasty!! 🙂 Enjoy and remember the best drinks are those served on the Porch with good Friends!

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

 

Read more:  http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink7287.html

Drink #5 For your Summer Days!

Kick off your summer with an Irish Coffee! I am a huge fan, and love

Splashing some Flavor in my coffee!

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 Irish Coffee

Makes 1 serving

1 (1.5 fluid ounce) Shot Irish cream liqueur

1 (1.5 fluid ounce) Shot Irish whiskey

1 cup hot brewed coffee

1 tablespoon whipped cream

1 dash ground nutmeg

Directions

 In a coffee mug, combine Irish cream and Irish whiskey. Fill mug with coffee. Top with a dab of whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg.
Yum Yum! Enjoy!! 🙂
~Drink Coffee be Happy~

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