Don’t Judge Me Mondays: The Wake Up Call

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A lot of people ask me where I get inspiration for my recipes.  One source is food related podcasts. I was recently listening to one of my favorites, Spilled Milk,  one of the drinks they discussed caught my ear.  It was a drink made of espresso and tonic water.  I’d never heard of it before, but knew right away that I wanted to find a way to make it into a cocktail!  I’ve made mine with seltzer water so it would be easier to control the sweetness and it’s quite tasty! I also like this drink because it’s perfect for this weird purgatory weather period we’re in here in the Pacific Northwest, where fall has begun but things still feel a little summery.  It’s iced for the summer part, but has the sense of warmth from the coffee, if that makes sense.

I also like this drink because it’s something new to add to your brunch cocktail repertoire.  We all know how much I love bubbly, but it’s nice to have another option (and I just can’t handle Bloody Marys). 🙂

Let’s get to the drink already!

You’ll start by mixing the espresso powder with the boiling water.  If you have a machine, you should totally use a shot of espresso.  We don’t so I used the powder and it’s still delicious.  Let it cool to room temperature.

Fill a tall and skinny cocktail glass with ice and pour in the espresso.  Next add the Kahlua.  I chose Kahlua for this drink to intensify the coffee flavor and also add some sweetness.  It really works!  Now you’ll top the drink off with seltzer water and stir.

Enjoy!

 

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The Wake Up Call
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 1/2 ounces Kahlua
  • 3 ounces seltzer water

Instructions

  1. Mix the espresso powder with the boiling water. Let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Fill a tall and skinny cocktail glass with ice and pour in the espresso.
  3. Pour in the Kahlua and top off with seltzer water.
  4. Stir and enjoy.
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http://www.rachelpounds.com/2016/09/26/dont-judge-me-mondays-the-wake-up-call/

2 Comments

  1. This looks delicious! I will need to try it at home.
  2. I make the same drink only I have mine later in the day and I don't drink often if any at all but when I do this is my go to drink of choice. I have never used seltzer water in it though. It looks great.

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