7 ways to get buzzed on National Coffee Day

Grab your coffee mug and your party hat…it’s National Coffee Day!

OK. In general, I find food holidays to be a bit silly. I’m not going to throw a party for a hamburger patty or a floret of broccoli. However, National Coffee Day is a food holiday I’m happy to acknowledge. (Really, every day is coffee day around here.)

Here are a few delicious ways to get your coffee fix:
Pumpkin Spice Coffee DrinkPumpkin Spice Coffee FrappeCreamy Coffee Pops Cold Press Coffee Pops
Vietnamese Iced Coffee Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Irish Coffee
Coffee Frappe Vanilla Coffee Frappe
Homemade Cold Brew Coffee
Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Drink

Vanilla Coffee Frappe Recipe

Coffee Frappe

Here’s an easy recipe for icy blended coffee flavored with real vanilla. Simply blend cold press coffee, light cream, pure maple syrup and vanilla with plenty of ice. The result is a delicious coffee frappe that’s easy on the pocketbook.

Vanilla Coffee Frappe Recipe
3/4 cup cold press coffee, chilled
2 tablespoons half and half (light cream)
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 cup ice

In a blender container combine cold press coffee, half and half, maple syrup and vanilla. Cover and blend to combine. Add ice; cover and blend until smooth and slushy. Pour coffee frappe into a large glass.

Makes 1 large blended coffee drink (about 2 cups total)

Tip: Brew your own cold press coffee or buy some at your local coffee shop.

You may also like:
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Frappe from Kingfield Kitchen

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Cosmopolitan Drink Recipe

Cosmo DrinkRemember when times were simpler? Drinks were pink, sweet-tart and not too serious. I’m talkin’ about the Cosmopolitan. The Cosmo was likely the first “martini” that I ever had. I’m pretty sure I loved it. Tonight, I’m making a throwback cocktail and drinking pink.

Cosmopolitan Martini Recipe
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
1 ounce cranberry juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup

Add vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime juice and simple syrup to cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled glass. Garnish with lime.

Makes 1 cocktail

What is simple syrup? Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.

Cosmopolitan Drink Recipe
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Serves: 1
 
Cosmopolitan drink recipe made with vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice and fresh lime.
Ingredients
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
Instructions
  1. Add vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime juice and simple syrup to cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled glass. Garnish with lime.

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