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Spirit Recipes For Your Coffee


2 oz Old Forge Coffee Moonshine
1 oz Old Forge Chocolate Moonshine
1 oz caramel syrup
Additional caramel syrup
Glass: coupe

Shake Old Forge Coffee and Chocolate Moonshines and syrup over ice in a cocktail shaker. Dip rim of glass into shallow dish of additional syrup; strain cocktail into glass.


1 oz Old Forge Coffee Moonshine
1 oz bourbon
.5 oz cream
1 teaspoon simple syrup or honey
Hot brewed coffee
Glass: Irish coffee mug
Garnish: whipped cream and a cinnamon stick

Stir together Old Forge Coffee Moonshine, bourbon, cream in warm mug. Fill with coffee; garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon stick.


.75 oz Old Forge Coffee Moonshine
.75 oz Old Forge Chocolate Moonshine
.5 oz white crème de menthe
Hot brewed coffee
Glass: Irish coffee mug
Garnish: whipped cream and crumbled candy canes

Stir together Old Forge Coffee Moonshine, Old Forge Chocolate Moonshine, and crème de menthe in warm mug. Fill with hot coffee; garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle of candy.


1.5 oz Old Forge Coffee Moonshine
1 oz cream
1 teaspoon pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon simple syrup
Glass: coupe
Garnish: freshly grated cinnamon

Shake ingredients over ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice.


2 oz Old Forge Coffee Moonshine
4 oz milk
Glass: rocks
Garnish: whipped cream, finely ground coffee beans

Pour Old Forge Coffee Moonshine and milk over ice. Garnish with whipped cream and light sprinkle of ground coffee.


.75 oz Old Forge Chocolate Moonshine
.75 oz Old Forge Coffee Moonshine
.75 oz Old Forge Unaged Moonshine
.5 oz simple syrup
1 oz cream
Glass: collins
Garnish: whipped cream, chocolate syrup, Maraschino cherry

Stir together Old Forge Chocolate Moonshine, Coffee Moonshine, Unaged Moonshine, simple syrup, cream, and 1 cup ice. (Or process in blender.) Pour into chilled glass; garnish with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and Maraschino cherry.


1-1/5 oz Old Forge Coffee Moonshine
3/4 oz white rum
1/2 oz honey syrup
Glass: coupe
Garnish: no garnish

Shake ingredients over ice. Strain into a chilled glass.


2 oz Old Forge Coffee Moonshine
Top with ginger beer
Glass: collins
Garnish: lime wedge

Pour ginger beer over ice in collins glass 2/3 full. Float moonshine on top. Garnish


2 oz Old Forge Coffee Moonshine
1/2 oz maple syrup
1 teaspoon allspice dram
Top with hot coffee
Glass: Irish coffee mug
Garnish: fresh grated nutmeg

Stir everything but coffee together in a warmed mug. Top with coffee and stir to mix. Garnish.


1-1/2 oz Old Forge Coffee Moonshine
3/4 oz Old Forge Original Moonshine
1 oz cream
Top with cola
Glass: rocks
Garnish: none

Mix ingredients over ice.



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Long Island Iced Coffee? Long Island Iced Tea? Baristas, Tea-ristas and Bartenders!

A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon Halcyon, a new hybrid coffee/bar/restaurant in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego.

I was with a group of friends on a Friday night, so we asked for the cocktail list. I was so ridiculously excited when they presented me with an entire menu of coffee cocktails. As a die-hard coffee-loving girl, I couldn’t wait to try one of these cocktail creations!

I was immediately drawn to the “Long Island Iced Coffee” – I was both intrigued and excited about trying this – I figured that it would either be the best thing ever or totally weird – IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER!

Long Island Iced Coffee

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Long Island Iced Coffee


½ oz Baileys
½ oz Kahlua
½ oz vodka
½ oz rum
½ oz tequila
2 oz cold brew coffee (or iced coffee)


Combine all of the ingredients in a mixer and shake.
Strain into a glass with ice.

Boozy caffeine perfection!




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Coconut Lattes

Coconut Lattes

Homemade Coconut Lattes

yield: makes 1, is easily multiplied

total time: 15 minutes



coconut syrup

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract

Make One Coconut Latte:

  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons coconut syrup
  • 4 to 6 ounces steamed milk with foam
  • coconut sugar for sprinkling
  • toasted coconut for topping


To make the coconut syrup, combine the water, coconut milk and coconut sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves and bring the mixture to a bubble. Turn off the heat and allow to cool completely. Transfer to a jar and store in the fridge.

To make the latte, brew one (or two!) shots of espresso. Whisk in 1 to 2 tablespoons of the coconut syrup (totally depends on how sweet you’d like it, how much coconut flavor you want) and pour in the steamed milk. Cover with a sprinkling of coconut sugar and toasted coconut.


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Iced Latte Green Mint (mix and blend to your creative taste)

Iced Latte Green Mint (mix and blend to your creative taste)

Refreshing summer drink containing 

  • ice pulp, 
  • milk, 
  • mint syrup, 
  • and coffee (also offered as version without coffee).


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“Blackberry Iced Coffee ( two recipes — with/without Vanilla Cream)”

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Cool down and perk up this summer with this sweet blackberries and cream twist on traditional cold brew coffee.

Blackberry Vanilla Cream Iced Coffee sponsored by Ninja Coffee Bar


  • 3 Tbsp blackberry syrup (or substitute with raspberry syrup)
  • 3 blackberries, plus more for garnish
  • 2½ tspn vanilla extract, divided
  • 2½ cups ice
  • 3 Tbsp / 3 Ninja Small Scoops ground coffee (single origin medium-roast)
  • ¼ cup half & half


  1. In a large glass (22-ounce or larger), muddle together the blackberry syrup, fresh blackberries, and vanilla.

  2. Add the ice to the mixture.

  3. Add the ground coffee to the brew basket.

  4. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Over Ice brew button.

  5. When the brew is complete, add the half and half to the glass.

  6. Stir well.

Garnish with fresh blackberries if desired.


Macejams’s Blackberry Iced Coffee Recipe

What goes better with summer than a nice, cold glass of coffee? Blackberries! We had a feeling Blackberry Iced Coffee recipe from our friend, Macejam, was going to be delicious and our hunch was right. This recipe quick to make and perfect for sipping by the pool.

We ground up good ole Bluebeard Coffee El Capitan to pair with our fresh blackberries—El Capitan sounds like a perfect pool-side drink. Its rich, full body with notes of chocolate and caramel will add a strong kick to this berries and cream drink. We suggest using 2% milk for the ultimate creaminess for your blackberry iced coffee.


  • French press
  • Kettle
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Pitcher
  • 10 ounce+ glass
  • Blender (optional)


  • 1/2 cup of blackberries
  • 34 grams coarse ground coffee
  • 544 grams of water
  • 1.5 ounces vanilla syrup
  • 9 ounces of milk
  • 1/2 cup of ice


  1. In a medium bowl, smash six or more blackberries (half the cup). Add the smashed berries, coffee grounds into the French press. Tip: add a little bit of water to help scrap the berries out.
  2. Stir it all up then add 544 grams of water and brew for four minutes.
  3. Take the remaining blackberries and puree until mainly liquid. A blender is optional but helps create a smooth consistency. Add the vanilla syrup and stir.
  4. Fill your 10-ounce glass with ice and get ready for coffee!
  5. Pour five ounces of coffee onto the ice and then add the purple milk. Bon appétit!
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Rumchata – Coffee’s Tropical Kick

So my friend Heather is a rumchata drinker, but complained that it was so expensive. I came up with my own recipe for her and she loved it. Super easy too, you should have most things on hand already. As for the milk I think that 2 percent or whole would taste better or you could add a little half and half to some skim milk.

So basically your making the non alcoholic base for the drink then adding in vanilla rum and ice to taste. This makes a small pitcher of rumchata then add 1/2 cup rum and some ice. If you want to make just the base and pour singe drinks, then add a shot (or a half shot) of rum and half a glass of ice to a glass, the pour base over that until full.

By the semisweet sisters

Copycat Rumchata
Author Holly



  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup simple syrup ( ½ cup sugar, ½ cup water)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • a pinch of nutmeg (a little goes a long way)
  • Add to your liking: ice; vanilla rum


  1. first make the simple syrup in a small pan on the stove top with sugar and water a heat on medium heat until sugar is dissolved
  2. let simple syrup cool
  3. in pitcher add milk, syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg.
  4. mix well
  5. add ice and rum to taste (I started with about ½ cup of rum)
  6. serve immediately

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“Donuts From A Fresh Tiff”

Where Have All The Donut Lovers Gone?

My urge for donuts comes morning, noon or night. What a venture it is, with or without coffee, and, within a 24-hour flight. (AOC)

Although puzzling, here is an encounter that happened at a coffeehouse drive-thru:

Bet You Dollars To Donuts That They’re Fighting


(My mother and I have decided to get a dozen donuts from a famous donut store. They have a light that indicates when the donuts are freshly baked, which is on when we pull into the drive-thru. We order a dozen plain donuts, as well as one specialized donut for each of us. When we pull up to the window to pay and get our donuts, an employee sticks his head out and say:)

Employee #1: “So… our fresh donuts are just about to go into the grease, which means they’ll be another five to seven minutes. But we have a dozen ready that have been sitting out for about five minutes. Would you rather wait to get them fresh, or have a dozen now?”

Mom: “Oh, we can wait.”

Employee #1: “Okay! It’ll just be about five to seven minutes.”

(He takes our card and gives us our specialized donuts, which we begin eating. Less than two minutes later, another employee appears with a box of donuts.)

Employee #2: “Here you go.”
(He hands my mom the box and then disappears. The problem? It’s completely cold. We’ve been given the box that was sitting for five minutes. We stay at the window for a couple of minutes and [Employee #2] eventually returns.)

Employee #2: “Was there something else?”

Mom: “Well… these donuts are cold. The other cashier said that if we waited, we would get fresh ones.”
(She holds the box out, expecting him to take it back since we haven’t opened it or touched the donuts. The employee sighs deeply, clearly frustrated.)

Employee #2: “I wish he would have told me that. It’ll be a few minutes.”(He vanishes. Mom is still holding the donuts.)

Me: “So… Do we just get these for free, or…?”
Mom: “I don’t know?”
(A minute or so later, [Employee #1] returns.)

Employee #1: *harshly* “I’m sorry about his ignorance. He’s new. You can have a free dozen. Your fresh ones will be out in a minute.”
(He disappears before we can say anything. On the one hand, we just got a free dozen donuts; #on the other hand, what the heck just happened? When [Employee #1] comes back with our fresh donuts, my mom says:)

Employee #1: “No, it’s fine. Have a good night.”
(We left, still wildly confused at what was going on between those two employees.)




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