This recipe has all the sweetness and light we need right about now. The Pacific Northwest is fighting summer tooth and nail, so while we huddle up next to the fireplace and scurry through rain showers (yes, in June!), we’ll nod to the summer weather no doubt happening elsewhere in the northern hemisphere with Brandi’s delicious concoction.
We tasked Brandi with creating some non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated drinks to expand our repertoire, so she opted for a summer-inspired Italian soda! Watch as she crafts this deliciously creamy, berry-infused drink.
Fill glass with ice. Pour 1/2 of the Blueberry syrup over ice then fill the glass 3/4 full with the sparkling water/club soda. Pour the remaining syrup into the glass and then add cream/half & half to taste. Top with fresh blueberries and enjoy!
While it’s generally difficult for us not to co-sign one of Brandi’s boozy-n-java concoctions, the Cafe Corretto featuring Grappa may test our limits. It means all of the business! Watch as she takes us down a road that obviously cannot end well.
1 oz grappa
1 shot of espresso
Sugar to taste
Pull your shot of espresso into a minium 3 oz demitasse.
If we leave Brandi to her own devices, she just causes trouble for everyone. And, in this case, that trouble is in the format of a ridiculously delicious vodka cocktail that is perfectly refreshing and the best choice for your breakfast, lunch or dinner beverage all summer long. While she used Monin’s Blackberry syrup, we’re pretty sure this will go great with any of their berry syrups — strawberry, raspberry, blueberry … heck, we’ll even give a nod to mango.
We are hearty here in the Pacific Northwest, and if you’re not okay with camping in damp environs, then you’d never get to camp! But we understand that there are some among us who don’t have the same level of fortitude, and soggy days are not camp-friendly. For you we have created this lovely drink which, in combination with Kaylie’s Espresso Graham Cracker cookies, effectively channels everyone’s favorite camp time treat: S’mores!
Last weekend, we had wonderfully unseasonable warm and sunny weather which almost made us think summer was quick upon us! And then April returned in all her damp glory. So even though the days are getting longer in the Pacific Northwest, we’re still looking for something cozy to warm us up a bit. This yummy white chocolate cocoa is just the ticket!
No matter how much we try to coerce him, our trusty purchasing manager, Nick, will not perform Rapper’s Delight for us while drinking this ridiculously awesome drink. We never get to do what we want to do!
What makes this drink nearly obscene is that it’s a breve, so when you’re steaming up six ounces of half-and-half and adding it to a bunch of sugary syrup and espresso, best not to have any reflective surfaces around. You’ll be able to live with yourself better.
Little Brandi Foo Foo hoppin’ through the forest, picking up the field mice and boppin’ ’em on the head!
It’s spring time, friends, and that means bunnies around the world are hard at work producing delicious chocolate candy eggs for your enjoyment. Brandi tried her hand at recreating the delicious flavor of these treats in this lovely latte — produced almost effortlessly on the Rancilio Egro.
While they say it’s supposed to be spring these days, we don’t quite buy into it yet as we’re still dealing with sleet and ice! What better way to channel a lovely spring day than by rockin’ an iced coffee drink? We love the blend of chocolate-nutty-spice in this smooth drink o’ latte.