Happy Wednesday! I’ve been a little MIA here and there and everywhere and I’ve missed this space and connecting with you all on social media. Last weekend one of my brothers-in-law got married, so now I have an sister-in-law! We’ve had family in town since and it’s been nice taking a little social media break in the midst of it and just enjoy some fam time. But, I’m back and I have this fizzy, espresso number for us to enjoy!
This cocktail is something I schemed up while I was thinking about the weirdness/goodness of an egg cream–which to me has always felt like chocolate milk soda. I figured, hey! coffee soda could be really interesting and I also just wanted an excuse to take photos of one of my favorite little things ever: the cream swirl! I’m a sucker for when you pour cream (half & half in this case) into coffee. It’s so mesmerizing to me! This soda could not be easier, too! It’s a quick, 4-ingredient refresher that doubles as a pick-me-up (thanks espresso!). I made one for my brother-in-law Dylan, who is in town from NY, and he’d like everyone to know that he whole-heartedly approves. Bonus: make this without the alcohol for a fizzy twist on iced coffee!
- 1 shot of espresso
- 1½ ounces Kahlua coffee flavored liqueur
- 2-4 dashes black walnut or aromatic bitters
- soda water
- half & half
- Fill a tall glass with ice, pour over a shot of espresso followed by the Kahlua, add a few dashes of bitters. Top with soda water and half & half. Sip through a straw while lounging.