Thanksgiving is quite a holiday — one that is all about eating and hopefully some great drinks or wine to sip. While you won’t see my Thanksgiving dinner post until tomorrow (Black Friday), I want to share the cocktail I whipped up for the dinner. While my husband really was hesitant about my cocktail innovation (meaning I had no recipe other than something I “saw” in my head), he was delightfully surprised at how tasty and smooth it was and how fast I got it mixed up.
Stevie’s Thanksgiving Cocktail featuring Van Gogh Vodkas!
The Van Gogh bottles you see in the above photo were provided to me earlier this year to test drive the Van Gogh range of flavors. I received 2 of each of the flavors listed below. The samples don’t affect my evaluation of the brand or the flavors but they do enable me to provide you with an evaluation and now a recipe of these flavors.)
High Brew Cold Brew Coffee in your choice of flavors: Salted Caramel or Dark Chocolate Mocha
I used the Salted Caramel because I was focusing on the caramel + coffee idea.
Possible garnish: a drizzle of hot caramel, a dusting of espresso coffee or a dusting of cacao or dark chocolate cocoa mix.
Method: (please realize that I was winging the recipe when I made up this cocktail.)
Get a shaker and fill it halfway with ice. Add in the High Brew flavor of your choice.
(I chose Salted Caramel.)
Add in 1/2 shot of the Double Espresso and also 1/2 shot of Dutch Caramel.
Shake the mixture for about 30 seconds. Pour into a rocks glass and stir well and garnish as desired.
Please do a taste test to adjust the flavor blend of the cocktail to suit you. You might need a bit more espresso vodka or the caramel. OR add in a 1/2 shot of the Dutch Chocolate vodka to boost the chocolate aspect.
This cocktail has a fair amount of caffeine due the to cold brew coffee, but it’s silky satin on the tongue and tastes heavenly.
It was so good my husband asked me to add more liquor and coffee to his glass.
Super simple to mix, even easier to sip. Mine was the glass on the left and I killed my cocktail pretty quickly.
Thanks to Van Gogh Vodka and High Brew Cold Brew coffee. I bought the coffee, but I had some samples of the Van Gogh from the brand earlier this year!
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