Here's How You Can Turn Your Breakfast Into Cocktails
Breakfast is the king of all meals. But have you wondered how many of your breakfast items can be turned into a delicious cocktail? We are not talking about breakfast martini, but cocktails where you simply use food and drinks you have for breakfast as key ingredients. From milk, cereals to butter, jam -- yes, all these foods can be used to make a delectable cocktail. Don't believe it? Check out the rest of the article!
In this article, we focus on the morning beverages that are consumed across the world—tea, coffee and milk! We have also included a healthy refreshing brekkie drink, the all-time favourite orange juice, as well. Check out incredible cocktails made using each of these breakfast must-haves.
Tea | Apricot Blossom Cocktail
Tea can be used to make a variety of drinks. In this recipe, it forms a part of ingredients which balance each other perfectly. Apricot Blossom has layers of fruit, spice and sweetness.
4 mint leaves, plus one sprig for garnish
7 ml simple syrup
45 ml brewed orange spice tea, chilled to room temperature
30 ml medium-boiled Captain Morgan Dark Rum
15 ml apricot liqueur
15 ml lemon juice
Take a shaker and muddle the mint leaves and simple syrup, so that the mint releases its oils. Now, fill the shaker with ice and add the rest of the ingredients. Shake vigorously. Serve in a coupe or martini glass. Garnish using mint sprig.
Coffee | Bushwacker
Bushwacker Cocktail is a perfect mix of a chocolate milkshake and piña colada! This frozen cocktail has coffee liquor and creme de cacao. This drink is also several decades old, made in 1975 in St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. It is interestingly named after a noted bartender and a bar owner's Afghan hound named Bushwack!
60 ml Captain Morgan Dark Rum
60 ml coffee liqueur
60 ml creme de cacao (white or dark)
60 ml cream of coconut
60 ml 2% milk
3 cups ice
Shaved chocolate or grated nutmeg, cocktail cherry, for garnish
Take a blender and add all the ingredients to it. Blend until it is smooth. Pour the drink into a serving glass. Use shaved chocolate or grated nutmeg for garnish. Pop a straw into the glass and serve.
Milk | Banshee
Banshee, also known at times as Capri, exudes the flavours of chocolate-covered banana. It's a throwback cocktail of sorts which were popular in the 1980s and 1990s. It's similar to White Russian except that it skips vodka and coffee liqueur and instead uses banana and chocolate liqueurs. It's the perfect low-proof cocktail when you desire a creamy yet boozy concoction.
30 ml banana liqueur
15 ml white crème de cacao liqueur
60 ml cream, or milk
Take an old-fashioned glass and fill it with ice and all the liqueurs. Add milk/cream to this mixture. Cover the glass with a shaker tin and shake well. Serve and enjoy.
Orange Juice | Garibaldi
Here's a unique cocktail that uses OJ as a key ingredient. As the name suggests, this cocktail has Italian roots. The OJ's sweetness perfectly balances the bitter Campari. A perfect blend of bitter, sweet and tangy flavours topped with a foamy texture.
45 ml Campari
120 ml fresh squeezed orange juice
Orange wedge for garnish
Using an immersion blender or a hand frother or a whisk, blend the orange juice till it becomes foamy. Take a highball glass and fill it with ice. Add Campari to it and top it with the foamy orange juice. Stir gently. Garnish with an orange wedge.
While learning about spirits and cocktails and enjoying them is normal, it is key to consume alcohol moderately. It is essential that one serves and drinks responsibly to maintain health and to stay out of any harm's way. If you know anyone who finds it difficult to control their alcohol consumption, please refer them to a professional.