Cotswold Coffee - Coffee Cocktail
I have a confession, I'm not fond of Whisky. I have tried and there’s a part of me suffering from FOMO, but as much as I try I’m afraid I don’t get the draw of Whisky. Maybe I’m not drinking it correctly or it’s of a low quality variety and the alcohol is overpowering the Whisky flavours? I’m told my palate will mature and in time I will enjoy the world of Whiskeys, but I’m not so sure given I was born in the 60’s! Until then I’m swapping an Irish Coffee for a Cotswold Coffee and yes, I am biased as I live in the Cotswolds….
What is a Cotswold Coffee?
It’s a Liqueurious Coffea Coffee Liqueur mixed with freshly brewed espresso and topped with a layer of lightly whipped double cream. It looks like a Guinness, but it's actually a coffee with a warming alcoholic cuddlesome smile. It’s unadulterated, pure and simplistic, which in some ways is the best way to enjoy coffee. Allowing the full flavoured punch of pure speciality espresso lift your spirit as the gentle lapping waves of vanilla and caramel syrupy sweetness end in a brief slice of coffee, date and walnut cake, topped with double cream. It’s a perfect way to relax when sipping on your own or better still indulging guests as an after dinner digestif.
- 60ml Coffea Coffee Liqueur or Coffea Decaf Liqueur
- 80ml freshly brewed espresso, caffeinated or decaf
- 20ml Double Cream
- Molasses - optional
- Plain dark chocolate with 70% cocoa content - optional
- Jigger - Bartending tool/dual ended cup for measuring spirits that is normally dual ended (50ml/25ml).
- Serving glass - Irish Coffee Mug. Unsurprisingly used for Irish coffees and made of glass to showcase the layering of coffee and cream. Being a hot drink the Irish coffee mug is designed with a handle so you don’t scold your fingers or hands.
- Small balloon whisk - Designed to increase the amount of air you can whip into food.
- Microplane - Is a slim, mini-grater with a razor-sharp, stainless still blade.
Freshly brew your coffee and gently warm the coffee liqueur. Gradually whisk the cream for 30 seconds or so, as the aim is to add air into the cream whilst keeping it liquid. Combine the coffee and coffee liqueur in the Irish coffee mug and add molasses to taste. Gently poor the lightly whipped cream over the back of the spoon onto the coffee, controlling the flow, and ensuring the cream floats rather than sinking into the coffee. Finish by grating chocolate on to the cream.
Origin of Cotswold Coffee - 2022
Autumn 2022, by our founder Jason Stephenson in need of a ‘warming pick me up.' Enjoyed by friends, family and coffee lovers.