If you’re able to watch this recipe and not leave it with Sweet Caroline in your head, you’re a better person than we are!
Check out Brandi’s delicious hot milk recipe that will help you start your evening shift on the snooze patrol.
Combine syrups with milk and heat / steam. Pour into your serving mug and sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy!
We’re longing for hot summer days right now, so Brandi has decided to channel them with a cool and fruity iced tea. Watch her craft this super simple recipe!
- 3/4 oz. Monin Blackberry syrup
- 7 oz. brewed iced tea (we used Dammann’s Darjeeling)
- Slice of lemon (for garnish)
Brew your iced tea however you prefer (in the sun? Hot and then chilled in the refrigerator?), then pour 7 oz. of it over ice in your serving glass. Add blackberry syrup and garnish with a slice of lemon. Enjoy!
Feeling naughty, but not too naughty? This sugar-and-fat-free drink from Brandi hits the mark! You can try it either hot or cold — we elected to shake it up and serve it up over ice.
- 1/2 oz Monin Sugar Free Irish Cream syrup
- 1/2 oz Monin Sugar Free Dark Chocolate sauce
- 1 shot of espresso
- 6 oz fat free milk
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake it well! Pour into a serving glass and enjoy.
Continuing on our theme of Irish-inspired (read: Whiskey and/or Irish cream-inspired) recipes this month, Brandi has selected a rather interesting latte that features both Irish cream and a little spice.
Watch her craft it on the Saeco Exprelia — we even made her use the steam wand this time!
Steam your milk to your desired frothiness (what?!). Combine both syrups into your serving mug, pull shots and mix them together. Fill with steamed milk and enjoy.
Continuing her Gaelic-inspired theme this month, Brandi crafts a delicious cocktail replete with green sprinkles! Looking for the go-to cocktail for your St. Patty’s Day bash this year? Pretty sure this is it, love.
- Monin Dark Chocolate sauce
- 3 oz half & half
- 1 shot espresso
- 1 oz rum
- 1 oz chocolate mint liqueur
- Whipped cream and green sprinkles for garnish
Decorate your serving glass with chocolate sauce then fill it with ice. Add the half & half, espresso, rum and chocolate mint liqueur, then stir well to combine. Top it off with whipped cream and green sugar sprinkles for a festive flair!
When it came down to it, we couldn’t decide if this was a Mintberry Cream Soda or a Berrymint Cream Soda so we decided to combine the two into one lusciously-monikered, refreshing soda. Watch Brandi mix it up!
- 1/2 oz. Monin Raspberry syrup
- 1/2 oz. Monin Peppermint syrup
- 1/4 oz. Monin Vanilla syrup
- 8 oz sparkling water
- fresh mint and raspberries for garnish
Fill a large serving glass with ice. Add all syrups and then top with sparkling water. Give it a quick stir, then garnish with fresh mint and raspberries!
When you invest in a Jura GIGA 5, you get a little tiny elf-sized barista inside who will pop out and serve up your favorite drinks. And that tiny elf-sized barista just happens to be named Brandi. Watch as she crafts a delicious drink, featuring chocolate, espresso and freshly ground pepper. Wow!
- 1 teaspoons Monin Dark Chocolate sauce
- Freshly ground pepper (to taste)
- shot & a half of espresso
Coat the bottom of your glass in chocolate sauce. Add pepper and then pull shot over chocolate and pepper combo. Give it a little stir and enjoy!
It’s Brandi’s softer side! You know the one — no booze, no caffeine, no bacon. If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat with a sugar chaser, this white chocolate cocoa is a spicy choice!
Watch her craft it using the Capresso Froth Plus.
Combine all ingredients together and froth!
Ring in 2013 with a devastatingly devilish riff on the very popular appletini! Brandi shakes up a batch of this lovely cocktail, which sets the sweetness of the apple off with its salted caramel undertones.
- 3/4 oz. Monin Salted Caramel syrup
- 2 oz vodka
- 2 oz apple juice
- 1 wedge of lemon
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add the syrup, vodka and apple juice, then squeeze the lemon wedge into it. Shake vigorously and serve up!
Brandi’s recipe this week is both delicious and healthy — woah! We know, we know. It’s a rich, smooth and creamy smoothie that features real pumpkin and an espresso shot for a little kick. Watch her blend it up!
- 1 can of pumpkin (15 oz)
- 3 cups milk
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- 2 oz of espresso
- 1/2 oz Monin Pumpkin Spice syrup
You’ll need to begin with frozen pumpkin, so it’s best to put the pumpkin in the freezer the night before you’re going to make your smoothie. Once you’ve completed that, throw all of the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth! Garnish with crushed cinnamon graham crackers, if desired.