My first food blogging event is Mixology Monday, being hosted by Darcy at The Art of Drink I've decided to make an alcoholic version of a summer favourite - Iced Coffee. If this summer in Southern Ontario is anything like last summer, I'll need my morning caffeine kick a little cooler than a regular cuppa. Of course, alcohol is always a great way to start the day, right? If you or your family and friends frown on cocktails for breakfast, this can definitely be served as a dessert after a great summer barbeque. You can substitue the Kahlua in this recipe for any other coffee flavoured liquer. Bailey's Irish Cream is also an excellent substitute, if you think you would like to balance the coffee taste.
Iced Coffee Cocktail. For one serving: 4 ice cubes, crushed 4 tablespoons of heavy cream (35% whipping cream) 3/4 cup cold, strong brewed coffee (OR 1 1/2 tsp. instant coffee and 3/4 cup of water) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tablespoon powdered sugar 1 oz Kahlua or Bailey's Irish Cream Whipped Cream or vanilla ice cream for garnish Spin the ice cubes in the blender a couple of times to break them up. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Garnish with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.