This recipe for Brazilian coffee cocktail is a real pick-me-up and after-dinner treat: smooth, creamy, and slightly sweet.
Lately, I am a magnet for minor and intermediate disasters. Actually, I always had been this way but things are escalating. I would like to believe bad things just happen to me. At the end, it is how it is and I should come with a warning. Just a list of last days debacles: I broke three glasses, of cause the expensive ones and every day one because it’s so much fun to clean the floor from broken glass three days in a row. If I look on my left hand, I can see two cuts slowly healing, love my sharp knives. I bought bad milk and realized it too late. Disgusting! My left knee is full off bruises and I don’t even know why. My new driver’s license photo? I am so sorry for everyone who has to see it, seriously I can’t explain how this happened (again). I am going to blush every time I have to fetch it.
These pee-wee accidents are bad, but after all, I would accept more of those disasters if it would make the next catastrophe never happen. One of my most enjoyed habits is surfing the internet, reading blogs, writing emails while sipping hot coffee. Until I missed the coaster and my cup tipped over and suddenly there was coffee all over. The damage was ugly, a pile of unsorted papers (recipes and notes) drenched and forever unreadable, my clothes, pencils, and pens etc. Until then my desk had always been a mess, ultimate destination for surprisingly a lot of stuff. The smell of coffee stuck in my nose like the overdose of someone’s intense perfume.
And now the worst thing, you might already guess… A wave of coffee made it into my notebook through the USB ports and the screen went black immediately. Red alert and a panic attack later I was in a stage of resignation and accepting the death of my beloved notebook. After all, I am used to situations like this. I like to see things positive, important documents are covered in plastic folders (I know me), my camera is saved and the carpet didn’t get one drop. After a few times waxing my desk it looks like new again, at least how new an old table can look.
Although I already came to terms that a resurrection of my notebook won’t happen, I seeked for help and made an appointment in a nerd shop. Do you know this smart IT guys? Bad haircut and strange glasses? One of them looked at me and said: “You spilled coffee on your notebook? Happens all the time… No, you are not a case for the emergency room, you killed this patient already.” He smiled and thought he is funny. I said something like thank you with a clenched fist in my pocket, the rest of my thoughts never left my brain. Without really thinking about it, I made an automated comprehensive backup previously and just lost the lasts days data. After all, it could have been worst.By the way, it took one day to recover my coffee addiction.
Brazilian coffee cocktail
Here we are again, drinking coffee as if nothing ever happened. Coffee is my friend and coffee flavored cocktails make me happy. This recipe for Brazilian coffee cocktail will keep you buzzed after dinner and might be the best way to ward off a food coma.
Avoid diluting your drinks with watery ice cubes by adding chilled ingredients and make ahead some coffee ice cubes. Use good quality espresso for this Brazilian coffee cocktail, just strong coffee won’t taste the same.
- 120 ml / ½ cup chilled espresso
- 60 ml / ¼ cup cachaca
- 60 ml / ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
- ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon ground espresso for serving
- For the coffee rim: Place one tablespoon sweetened condensed milk on a saucer and one tablespoon ground espresso on another saucer. Turn the glasses upside down, dunk them in sweetened condensed milk, and then dip them in ground espresso.
- Combine espresso, cachaca, sweetened condensed milk, and ice cubes in a shaker or ball jar and shake well.
- Fill the glasses with the Brazilian coffee cocktail and add more ice cubes if necessary.