Friday, August 29, 2014

Girl Drink Drunk: Mystery Coffee Drink

It seems to me that every Sunday without fail, for whatever reason, I'm totally hungover and pretty nearly out of booze. I can't imagine why. In addition to being a day of rest, Sunday is also typically the day I get together with a homey or two, bust out the guitars, and have a good old jam sesh. Which is as good an occasion as any to get drunk again.

Another habit of mine is to make one big pot of coffee and then drink it one cup at a time until it's gone. Sicne I am only one person and I only usually have one coffee in the morning, I tend to have cold coffee sitting around the house. So lately, on Sunday morning, I've been concocting godawful coffee based beverages containig any and every type of spirit I have lying around the house.

The two following mystery drinks are the results of my Sunday morning tamperings.

Mystery Coffee Drink the First

Sugar and milk (or cream) to taste
1/2 oz. frangelico
1/2 oz. grand marnier
1/2 oz. white cacao

This was one of my first coffee experiments and I figured it would be a good idea to just throw a little bit of all the liqueurs I had in my cabinet into an iced coffee. It was not at all. This drink was like getting punched in the face with flavour. It had no subtlety, no character and it showed me that grand marnier and frangelico do not in any way compliment one another. I don't particularly care for either on their own or as the main ingredient in a drink, but together they are nightmarishly sweet and made the drink taste a lot like what I ould imagine rubbing alcohol would taste like.

Not a success.

Mystery Coffee Drink the Second

Hot coffee
Sugar and milk (or cream) to taste
1 oz. white cacao
1/2 oz. grand marnier

This, on the other hand, has become my fallback for Sunday morning coffee. I figured white chocolate and oranges have a certain thing going so there would be no reason for cacao and grand marnier not to. The combination lends the coffee and nice, mild flavour, not too boozey, still a little on the sweet side though. It kinda dulls the bite from the grand marnier a little bit.

This drink isn't great, but it isn't terrible either and until I buy more coffee-appropriate liqueurs, it'll be my go to.

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