black and white russian: Happy Sunday everyone! Long night last night? Need a little pick-me-up? Look no further! Today Nathaniel @terminatetor
is throwing a #VirtualCoffeeParty with over 50 people joining in from around the world to share cups of coffee. Check out the hashtag to see everyone’s creations, and feel free to join the party by taking a photo capturing coffee in one way or another. Our contribution is this delicious cocktail from @joythebaker
’s gorgeous new cookbook Over Easy, a lightly sweetened, boozy coffee drink topped with a dollop of vanilla whipped cream. It’s smooth, refreshing, and we were literally mmmm’ing after every sip! (Recipe below)
Black and White Russian
Adapted from Over Easy by @joythebaker
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup water
3 cups coffee, chilled
4 ounces Kahlua liqueur
2 ounces vodka
1/2 of a vanilla bean
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Cocoa powder, for garnish
— In a measuring cup, combine 1/2 cup sugar and the water. Stir until the sugar dissolves to make a simple syrup.
— In a pitcher, combine the simple syrup, coffee, Kahlua, and vodka, and stir to combine. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
— Slice the vanilla bean in half lengthwise, and use a small paring knife to scrape the seeds into a small bowl. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar, and use your fingers to break up any clumps and evenly mix the seeds into the sugar.
— In a large mixing bowl, combine the vanilla sugar mixture and the heavy cream. Beat using the whisk attachment (or a hand mixer) until soft peaks form. — To serve, fill a glass with ice. Pour in the coffee mixture until the glass is about 2/3 full. Spoon some whipped cream on top to fill the glass, and top with a sprinkle of cocoa if desired. Cheers!