With Christmas and New Years celebrations right around the corner, we thought we’d do everyone a favour and pulled together some our favourite festive coffee cocktails that you and your friends can enjoy on each day of the holidays.
Bibium’s Christmas Coffee Cocktails
24th – One for Christmas Eve: Paradise Found
Christmas Eve is undoubtedly one of the most exciting days of the year – so indulging in a treat-worthy coffee cocktail is more than fitting. Paradise Found, a sweet and creamy alcoholic beverage, is the perfect treat to set you up for the days to come. To make this delicious cocktail, you’ll need:
• 170ml iced coffee – We recommend using our UnderDog Firefly coffee, as its creamy consistency and hazelnut aroma complement this cocktail perfectly.
• 25ml your choice of rum
• 25ml butterscotch schnapps
• A little double cream and sugar (as much as is required)
Firstly, make up a glass of iced coffee. Then, pour in the rum and butterscotch schnapps before stirring it all together. Finally, add the cream and sugar to taste.
25th – One for Christmas Day: Gingerbread & Espresso Martini
Gingerbread, a popular treat at this time of year, is a must on Christmas Day. A gingerbread and espresso martini provides the perfect balance between a cheeky alcoholic treat, a much-needed kick of caffeine to keep you going and the festive flavour of gingerbread. You’ll need:
• 50ml vodka
• 25ml espresso (we recommend UnderDog Firefly coffee to add a touch of creaminess).
• 15ml gingerbread syrup
• Gingerbread man to garnish
• A pinch of cinnamon and sugar
• A lemon
Squeeze half a lemon into a dish and place the glass rim into the lemon juice to coat. Pour a mix of sugar and cinnamon onto a separate dish before dipping the glass into the mixture. The sugar and cinnamon will stick to the glass, creating a sweet coating. Mix all of the rest of the ingredients together before tipping into the glass. Top with a gingerbread man and serve.
26th – One for Boxing Day: Classic Irish Coffee
A classic creamy coffee cocktail, the Irish coffee made an appearance in Ireland in the 1940s, and was created to warm up disconcerted plane passengers whose flights had been cancelled. Since then, this beverage has grown in popularity and is enjoyed across the UK. Served either hot or cold, this is the perfect comforting cocktail for the remaining days of the Christmas festivities. To make an Irish coffee, you’ll need:
• 1 cup of hot or cold coffee (we recommend El Capitàn, UnderDog Coffee’s strongest coffee blend)
• 2 tsp brown sugar
• 1 shot Irish whiskey
• Double cream (slightly whipped)
If serving hot, make sure to heat the glass first by pouring in boiling water. Make sure to tip out the water before adding the coffee.
Simply pour the coffee into the glass, before tipping in the Irish whiskey and brown sugar. Give it a good stir, and then top with a generous helping of whipped cream. Top with extra coffee beans if desired.
27th – One for the Recovery: Non-alcoholic Cold Brew Sour
This one is for those feeling a little worse for wear following the Christmas celebrations. Combining lemon and coffee, this coffee mocktail will refresh your body ready for the New Year. To make this beverage, you’ll need:
• 56ml coffee (we recommend UnderDog Coffee’s Tromso blend; its fruity notes perfectly complement the lemon flavour).
• Juice of half a lemon
• 15ml syrup of your choice
• 1 lemon wedge
Firstly, fill a glass with ice. Pour in the brewed coffee, lemon juice and syrup. Stir well, and top with a lemon wedge.
31st – One for New Year’s Eve: Classic Espresso Martini
It’s party time again – the perfect occasion for a classic espresso martini. Originally created in the 1980’s in Soho, London, this was served to ‘wake up’ the body and provide a burst of energy to the tired locals. This coffee cocktail is also perfect with a meal, since it helps to aid digestion. To make this indulgent cocktail, you’ll need:
• 50ml vodka
• 25ml coffee liqueur of your choice – Mr Black Coffee Liqueur is particularly good.
• 25ml freshly brewed espresso – we recommend UnderDog Firefly coffee beans to enhance the creamy texture
• Pinch of coffee beans for decoration
Fill a glass with ice to chill. Pour the vodka, coffee liqueur and espresso into a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly. Empty the glass and fill with the cocktail, before topping with a few coffee beans.
1st – One for New Year’s Day: Espresso Summer Cocktail
New Year, new start. We’re introducing a splash of summer into the winter season with a refreshing espresso summer cocktail. This fruity, alcoholic beverage is just what you’ll need to kickstart 2019. You’ll need:
• 25ml espresso (we recommend UnderDog Up at ‘Em coffee beans due to their vanilla, caramel and berry notes).
• 40ml gin
• 15ml syrup of your choice
• 15ml orange juice
• Small handful of blackberries
• Orange juice
Begin by shaking the espresso with ice in a cocktail shaker before emptying out the ice. Add the gin, syrup and orange juice into the cocktail shaker along with the chilled espresso and shake well before pouring back into the glass. Top with blackberries and an orange slice.