Whew, what a week! Hurricane Ida caused a huge mess down south, and even up here in the North East. It’s been a few days, and people are still stranded, or if they were lucky enough not to have been displaced, then, those who were affected, are most likely cleaning up the aftermath of the flood and heavy winds. Time to take a break and take a deep breath. I feel that we all deserve a cocktail this weekend, maybe a few, honestly. This cocktail is a little creation I came up with a few years ago, even though I altered it a little bit. It’s a coffee cocktail, and I usually would add a bit of strong coffee to achieve the desired flavor, but then I discovered Javy Coffee Concentrate, a coffee extract that, with just a teaspoon of concentate, turns water into coffee. What a game changer! Please trust me when it comes to the Blackberry Brandy, it seems out of the norm, and it is, but it is super delicious!
What you’ll need:
- 2 oz Absolut Vanilla Vodka
- 1 oz Blueberry Brandy
- 2 oz heavy cream or 1/2 and 1/2
- 1 – 2 tsp Javy coffee concentrate
- whipped cream and maraschino cherry for garnish
Add vodka, blueberry brandy, heavy cream and coffee concentrate to a blender or food processor. Blend well (if you prefer a more of a milkshake kind of consistency, add ice). Pour into a tall glass. Top off with with whipped cream, and crown with a maraschino cherry.