Coffee has taken off around the globe, with sales during 2019 topping $48 billion in the United States alone.
Whether you’re already a hardened coffee fan, or just discovering the joys of coffee culture, you could do with some inspiration on how to maximize the experience.
For starters, why not try some of these espresso home recipes?
1. The Basic Americano
This is the American version of the usual Italian Caffe, which consists of a single shot of espresso.
You make it by pulling a single shot of espresso then adding about 6 ounces of hot water. If preferred, you can add sugar and milk.
When you’re learning how to make espresso drinks it’s important to use the best espresso beans you can get your hands on. With the right beans, even the simplest espresso recipes are a real treat.
2. Classic Café au Lait
The secret to this original French drink lies in the large, bowl-shaped cup which ensures you get the most out of its full-bodied flavor.
It’s easy to make by preparing a large pitcher of hot or steamed milk and then mixing equal parts of coffee with the milk just before serving.
A brioche or croissant is the perfect match for this warm, soothing drink.
3. Adults-Only Espresso Drink Recipes
It was only a matter of time before enthusiasts found a way to carry their coffee habit over into the cocktail hour.
You can make an espresso martini by adding 1.7 fl.oz vodka, and 1.2 fl.oz coffee liqueur to a shot of espresso.
Whip up an Old Fashioned by combining 2 fl. oz espresso, 1 fl. oz of whiskey, a ¼ ounce simple syrup, and a dash of bitters.
A Spanish Carajillo combines ½ cup of espresso with 2 fl. oz Licor 43.
These espresso-based drinks are perfect to try out when you’re looking for something new to add to your portfolio of cocktails.
4. Something Sweet and Icy – Frozen Caramel Macchiato
This is one of the best iced-espresso drinks for summer sipping and it’s easy to whip up too. Here’s how to do it:
Add ¾ cup fresh espresso, and a pinch of xanthan gum to your blender and process slowly for 30 seconds. Next, add 3 tablespoons of caramel syrup and ¾ cup of milk and blend for another 15 seconds.
Lastly, add 2 cups of ice and blend on high power until the ice is completely crushed and mixed in with the coffee mixture. Pour your creation into a tall glass, top it with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce and enjoy.
5. Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin spice latte is one of the most popular specialty espresso drink recipes around. It’s quick, easy, cheap, and every bit as yummy as the Starbucks version.
Get started by making a batch of pumpkin milk by mixing the following:
- 1 cup of milk
- ¼ cup of pumpkin puree
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sweeten the mix to taste and pour it over half a cup of espresso. Top it off with a whirl of whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.
More Recipes to Try
You can try these espresso home recipes the next time you have friends around, or spoil yourself every day. Success depends on sticking to the recommended quantities and using high-quality coffee beans.
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