New Year’s Eve is an occasion to celebrate and share with loved ones. One of the nice things is to set up the dinner party, choose delicious dishes, and spend hours partying together. To stretch the dinner while waiting for the new year to arrive, you can organize yourself to make excellent coffee cocktails, rather than just serving it in a cup at the end of the meal.
This alternative will allow you to amaze your diners and give a pinch of panache to the evening.
Coffee cocktails are becoming popular all over the world, thanks to the organoleptic characteristics of the drink. In fact, in recent years the extraction methods have evolved greatly, reaching remarkable levels in the preservation of taste and aromas of coffee.
Compared to the Moka, very suitable for the preparation of syrups, the professional coffee machine is the perfect one for making any type of coffee recipe. Thanks to its consistency, espresso coffee is the basic ingredient for alcoholic and non-alcoholic coffee cocktails.
In all the preparations it is the coffee taste that plays the most important role, alongside a mix of coffee friendly ingredients, such as cream, cinnamon, cherry, chocolate, and caramel.
So, if you want to turn yourself into a real bartender for New Year’s Eve, read our article. You will discover the recipes for the best coffee cocktails to spend an unforgettable after dinner with your friends.
Alcoholic coffee cocktail recipes
Coffee goes perfectly with alcohol, something our grandparents knew, they already drank it with Sambuca, Martini, and aniseed liqueurs.
Anyone who has a deep knowledge of coffee knows that espresso is the most suitable for the preparation of cocktails. The coffee prepared with the traditional coffee maker is ideal for the preparation of syrups. While the powder is excellent for flavoring sugars, salts and use in smoked products.
In addition to the type of extract, it is necessary to be able to distinguish the various types of blends, which differ according to the place of production and the cultivation techniques used.
In this way, it is possible to better manage the preparation of various drinks, mixing the ingredients most properly.
Alcoholic coffee cocktails are perfect for after dinner and are a pleasant substitute for a simple espresso. Among the best known are:
- Espresso Martini;
- Irish Coffee;
- Black Russian;
Let’s see how to prepare these mind-blowing alcoholic coffee cocktails.
- 5 cl vodka;
- 5 cl sugar sirup;
- 1 cl Kahlua;
- 1 espresso.
Espresso Martini was invented in London in the 1980s.
Its preparation is really easy. Just pour all the ingredients into a shaker and mix them until the drink cools.
- 3 cl Irish Whiskey;
- 3 cl fresh milk cream;
- 6 cl espresso;
- 1 teaspoon of brown sugar.
Irish coffee was created in 1930 by Joe Sheridan and, to date, is one of the best-known coffee cocktails in the world.
To enhance the taste, the coffee blend used must be full-bodied and bitter. It is prepared directly in the glass, adding the ingredients one after the other: sugar, whiskey, coffee. Then mix everything well and, finally, pour the milk cream.
Irish coffee is very suitable for cold evenings, as it is served in a heated glass.
- 5cl vodka;
- 5 cl coffee liqueur.
Created in 1949, the Black Russian is a cocktail that has many variations.
Prepare it by pouring the ingredients into a glass with some ice. Stir gently and serve. To make it more original, choose an old-fashioned glass.
- 6 cl vodka;
- 3 cl coffee liqueur;
- 2 cl di cream;
- 60 ml coffee.
Babushka is an alcoholic coffee cocktail for true connoisseurs. It should be served hot to enhance its aroma.
The steps to prepare a great drink are: heat the vodka with the liqueur after mixing them, add the coffee and cream, mix quickly. The most suitable coffee to use is the intense and creamy espresso, which can be obtained only with a made in Italy coffee machine.
Non-alcoholic coffee cocktail recipes
Not all coffee lovers enjoy or can drink alcoholic cocktails. So you will need to be prepared to find equally pleasant alternatives with which to spend New Year’s Eve.
Espresso also lends itself well to the preparation of non-alcoholic coffee cocktails that have nothing to envy to the classics. With the use of professional coffee machines, the drink maintains its characteristics and its creaminess, and it is suitable for any kind of cocktail.
Milk is one of the ingredients that best enhances the characteristics of coffee. However, recently, mixes with citrus fruit, tonic water, and fruit juices have been born. For Arabica blend purists, mixing these ingredients is true heresy. But if you overcome prejudices you’ll discover unusual non-alcoholic cocktails that are worth trying.
The best known and most popular non-alcoholic mixes in recent years are:
- Espresso Tonic;
- Astoria Coffee;
- Nairobi Night;
- Non-alcoholic Luxuria.
Let’s see how to prepare them.
- 1 double coffee;
- 1 tonic water (200 ml);
- 4-5 ice cubes;
- 1 slice of lime or orange.
Espresso Tonic is very simple to prepare, but the result of the mix of coffee and tonic water is really worth trying.
To make it, take a glass, add the ice, and pour in the cold tonic water. Prepare the double coffee and add it to the water, without stirring.
To flavor the cocktail, take the lime or orange slice and pass it over the edge of the glass, before inserting it inside.
Decorate the glass with a slice of orange, and you will add an extra touch to your Espresso Tonic.
- ananas juice;
- lemon juice;
- chocolate chips.
Put all the ingredients in the blender and mix them at maximum speed for 30 seconds.
For a Astoria Coffee with a wow-effect, decorate the cocktail with chocolate chips before serving.
- 450 ml coffee;
- 2 teaspoons of sugar;
- 4 spoons of cream;
- 150 ml vanilla ice-cream;
- 4 ice cubes.
This non-alcoholic coffee cocktail is perfect for true gourmands. For its preparation, start with the coffee mixed with sugar and set aside to cool.
Separately, whip the cream and ice cream and add them to the coffee.
Beat until the mixture is foamy and homogeneous. Place in the refrigerator for about an hour, making sure to mix every 15 minutes.
Pour into a glass with ice.
- 1 espresso;
- coconut syrup;
- 1 slice of banana;
- cacao powder to decorate.
Already from its name, you can guess how tasty this non-alcoholic coffee cocktail is: Luxuria.
How to prepare it:
First of all, put a small cup to cool. Then blend the coffee, banana, and syrup. Pour everything into a shaker and add the milk.
Shake and pour into the cup. Decorate with cocoa and, if you want to give it an extra touch, add a crumbled amaretto.
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and cannot miss during a special evening like New Year’s. To create a festive atmosphere, the coffee extract is suitable for different preparations.
Depending on your tastes, you can impress your guests with non-alcoholic or alcoholic coffee cocktails. In both cases, there are many variations, hot or cold, really simple to make.
A little imagination and basic skills are enough to make the evening cheerful and create a pleasant atmosphere.
The important thing is that the most important ingredient, the espresso coffee, is of high quality and prepared with a suitable coffee machine. The lever coffee machine is the best option.
If you want to know more about the models of Pontevecchio lever coffee machines, contact us now! So you can start practicing making perfect New Year’s cocktails.