Category Archives: Monin

Brewin’ with Brandi: Four Leaf Clover

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.

Four Leaf CloverIngredients

  • Monin Dark Chocolate sauce
  • ice
  • 3 oz half & half
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 oz rum
  • 1 oz chocolate mint liqueur
  • Whipped cream and green sprinkles for garnish

Directions

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!

Brewin’ with Brandi: MintBerryMint Cream Soda

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!

Ingredients

Directions

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!

Brewin’ with Brandi: Pepresso a la GIGA 5 Recipe

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!

Ingredients

Directions

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!

Brewin’ with Brandi: Savory Salted Caramel Appletini

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.

 

Ingredients

Directions

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!

Brewin’ with Brandi: Pumpkin Espresso Smoothie

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!

Ingredients

Directions

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.

Brewin’ with Brandi: Merry Mocha

If the weather outside is frightful, etc. etc. If we’re honest, we have yet to see a speck o’ snow in these parts, although we’ve had enough rain that kayaking to work almost seems like a feasible option. If there’s a chill in the air where you’re at, or you just really, really love decadent treats, then this lovely eggnog-infused concoction will find its way into your heart.

Ingredients

Directions

Put chocolate sauce in your serving cup and pull shots directly into it. Stir well to combine. Steam up eggnog and then pour over chocolate & espresso. Garnish with whipped cream and nutmeg if desired.  Note: We used soynog in this recipe, which is not as thick as regular eggnog. If you want to use traditional eggnog, we recommend mixing it with milk so that it steams more easily. Individual tastes vary, but we dig 1/3 eggnog to 2/3 milk.

Brewin’ with Brandi: Irish Cream Liqueur

If you’re serious about delectable liqueurs, make ‘em from scratch! Brandi shows us how to craft a delicious version of Irish cream, using several naughty ingredients and a Vitamix.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Irish whiskey
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 2 tablespoons Monin Dark Chocolate sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and then blend on high for 30 seconds, or until well incorporated. You can store in the refrigerator once crafted, simply shake well to re-integrate before use.

Brewin’ with Brandi: Espresso Daiquiri

Given the mas fuerte state of this week’s recipe, we learn what happens when Brandi isn’t brewin’ up booze-infused concoctions on the regular: She schools us! This cocktail is not for the faint of heart — or stomach — so venture only if you have a deep love of rum drinks, straight up.

Ingredients

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake well to combine. Serve straight up in a chilled martini glass.

Brewin’ with Brandi: Spicy Cinnamon Apple Cider

The lovely colors, scents and chill of Autumn are upon us, and what better way to sit back and enjoy them but with a mug of hot apple cider? Brandi crafts a delicious variation using one of our favorite syrups — Spicy Red Cinnamon! Watch her steam it up on the Rocket.

Ingredients

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a steaming pitcher and heat to your preferred temperature using your espresso machine’s steam wand. Pour into a mug and enjoy!