Our friends at Little Red Roaster have sent us this incredible recipe for a real winter treat to get you through the cold months ahead. This recipe uses organic 'Cascara' which is the dried fruit from the coffee tree. Cascara is often regarded as a waste product from coffee production but in fact makes a delicious and very refreshing infusion. It has a mulled, fruity and spicy flavour which lends itself perfectly to winter drinks.
Winter Warmer Coffee Cocktail
100ml of Brandy, Cognac, or Southern Comfort
100g Brown sugar
1 Cinnamon stick
- Brew 50g of Cascara with 500ml of hot (not boiling) water for approximately 5 minutes in a french press or teapot. Strain when the infusion is a rich golden colour.
- Add 100g of brown sugar, 100ml of water, 5 cloves, a stick of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla extract to a saucepan. Gently heat until the fully dissolved. Remove from the heat just before the boil.
- Add the Cascara and a couple of slithers of orange peel to the syrup and set aside to cool slightly for a few minutes. Finally, add a generous splash of Brandy to the mixture.
- To serve, pour the cocktail into wine glasses and add a slice of fresh orange. Serve immediately.
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