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Cold, dark nights are inevitable over the winter months and it’s more important than ever to focus on adding some extra little luxuries into your days. The festive period can also make you feel incredibly drained, which isn’t ideal when you need to do your Christmas shopping. Here at Mankind, we’re sharing our top coffee recipes with you to help boost your energy and kill your exhaustion so you can make the most of early gift buying time!
This toffee coffee recipe is the perfect way to boost your energy whilst relaxing and enjoying a sweet beverage. Serving one, you can enjoy it in peace before the madness of the holidays unravels!
Take a large coffee cup and spoon in the ice cream. Next, pour the coffee, butterscotch sauce and almond liqueur on top. Garnish by adding the whipped cream on top and sprinkle on the toffee pieces.
With a flawless blend of coffee, cocoa and vanilla, this steaming mocha cocoa for two is great for enjoying with friends or family. Just remember, the balance of flavours in this coffee are so good, it’s addictive!
Begin by heating all of the ingredients in a small saucepan. Whisk them together until it is steaming. Finally, strain the mixture to remove lumps pour into two mugs. If you’re making this for the whole family, remember to double up the ingredients.
This super simple coffee recipe serves one and the name is very suitable. Make yourself one of these on those days where getting up seems impossible and your energy will skyrocket! However, don’t drink more than one because it’s extremely strong coffee and you’ll want to get some sleep eventually…
As the red eye coffee is for days where you want to do as little as possible, the recipe is super simple. All you need to do is combine the espresso and hot coffee into a cup and drink. Trust us; you won’t be struggling to keep your eyes open after this!
If you fancy a more refreshing coffee boost to keep you awake, our iced cherry coffee recipe will do the trick. This one requires quite a bit of preparation but if you’re happy to try it, we can guarantee you’ll be rewarded.
First of all, you need to prepare the cold brew coffee. Begin by letting the coffee infuse in cold water for around 12 hours, then filter it using a cloth or paper filter. Next, add 200ml of water to each 200ml of the cold brew to dilute. For the cherry lemonade, mix together the lemonade and black cherry syrup. Finally, fill the glasses with shaved ice, black cherry pieces, 150ml black cherry lemonade and 100g of diluted cold brew each.
For those of you who want a bit of a kick in your coffee, look no further than the alcoholic espresso martini. This coffee cocktail recipe serves 1 and uses traditional liqueurs.
Make the cup of coffee and add sugar to sweeten. Take a cocktail shaker and place the ice, sweetened coffee, vodka and Frangelico in and shake vigorously. Then pour the contents into a martini glass. Make an incision into the chocolate so it can rest on the edge of the glass to garnish and serve.
Don’t forget to check out our ways to spend a cold night to help you to get through winter:
Can you believe the clocks go back in a couple of weeks? Right before our eyes we'll notice that nights will becoming increasingly darker and we'll be wondering of ways to spend the time. When it gets darker, we know that it instantly makes you feel like you want to stay indoors and keep warm. You might be wondering what to do on a cold night, and if you are, keep reading!
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Throughout my life I've been passionate about film, music and culture from around the globe. I’m here to bring you the latest lifestyle features, from film releases and music, to cocktails and recipe inspiration, keeping you in the loop of all the latest trends worth talking about.