We live dangerously close to Cafe Rustica in Somerville, and I always order an iced mocha when we go there. I just love the combination of coffee and chocolate together.
Yesterday, after a successful meeting in Boston, I rode the T home craving an afternoon iced coffee - specifically, an iced mocha. But since it was Thursday and it was past noon, I decided to put some booze in it.
Boozy Iced Mocha
Yields: 1 cocktail
-1 cup iced coffee
-1 ounce double espresso vodka
-Splash of creme de cacao
-3 ice cubes
-Unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any milk you prefer)
1.) Pour iced coffee, vodka, and creme de cacao into a cocktail shaker; shake well.
2.) Place ice cubes in a rocks glass; pour coffee mixture over ice. Add almond milk and stir.
Um, yeah...the hint of rich chocolate from the creme de cacao mixed with the roasted coffee and creamy almond milk was a divine combination. I could all too easily drink this in the morning vs. waiting for cocktail time. But hey, it's almost the weekend, and boozy drinks before noon are totally acceptable - so feel free to have one (or two) of these with brunch tomorrow morning.