We have a drink we call the Cola Head (coke head was the orginal name but of course we can't use that...). It is a combination of vanilla, espresso and Coke. It has become a signature drink of our shop.

Anyone else out there with some wild wacky drinks?

Carrie

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the other day i had a barefoot espresso "the boss" paired with the natural brew root beer. i had the shot then a glass of chilled root beer. the spicy root beer blended well with the heavy deep boss espresso. i thought about making a sparkling long black with the root beer instead of a sparkling water, but have not tried it yet.

jon
Rootbeer and espresso are a flavor combination that I would expect would go together in an unexpected way. Another drink we have is the Bulls Eye with cream soda, caramel and espresso. Very tasty!
I've made a Coke based espresso drink before. Pretty good. I was thinking about this the other day. In the past I've made half of a strawberry smoothie & topped it off with my frozen cappuccino & it turned out pretty good. But what I was thinking about this past weekend was making a Peanut Butter & Banana Mocha (like the sandwich). It would be half strawberry banana smoothie (which would cover the banana & jelly) and the other half a peanut butter mocha mix from big train. I think it would be pretty good. Im out of Big Trains Peanut Butter Mocha mix right now (I picked up one from Mocafe thats horrible so I returned it) otherwise I would give it a try. Might be a pretty ugly color mixing the pink smoothie with the brown cappuccino but I bet it would taste good! I did have a guy come up this weekend and order a frozen cappuccino with a shot of caramel & a shot of pomegranate in it. He said it was good but I dont know! I've also made a creamy coke smoothie with Dr. Smoothies Neutral base & canned coke. Made almost a coke float smoothie.
The barefoot espresso & Bulls Eye both sound great. Will have to try them. I did make an espresso soda once with espresso syrup & sparkling water. I also tried a buffalo cappuccino once when I was bored. Yes, it was buffalo hot sauce in a cappuccino, didnt do to well but I think the concept is a great idea. Just gotta figure out a way to get the buffalo sauce flavor without actually using buffalo sauce (it doesnt blend well with hot milk!) You know, it goes along the lines of that cayenne chocolate candies. I dont know, I guess it still needs perfecting.
I am anxious to try topping drinks with sugared citrus zest.... What do you all think? Like toping a hot mocha with orange zest.
Here we have a "banana split mocha" with Strawberry Banana and Chocolate, too sweet for me, but it has a following here. We also have something we call Grandpa's coffee, with our mild or dark roast and a scoop of one of our 8 ice creams. On the flipside I have really been enkoying dumpiung 2 shots of Espresso over a dish of ice cream. My solution to everything is throw in some espresso, or cold press and see how it tastes. BTW Reeses sells a peanut butter pump product that is superb for all types of applications.
Carrie said:
I am anxious to try topping drinks with sugared citrus zest.... What do you all think? Like toping a hot mocha with orange zest.

This would be great! the oils from the zest would add a perfect amount of flavor to the chocolate i think. It would also look great visually to add a spiral zest on top of the drink.


and ive got to say it....ORANGE MOCHA FRAPPUCCINO!
I had a concept drink on my list last fall before we opened called the 'smore. Kind of like the toasted marshmallow mocha that everyone did last winter, only there was an actual toasted marshmallow.

The theatrical part was accomplished with a kitchen torch... with the marshmallow ignited to order, then dunked in the mocha to extinguish.

I chickened out. We still don't offer it.

Oh well.
Thanks for the response Matt Swenson! A twist would look delicious most definately. I was actually thinking of using a microplane and sprinkling the sugared zest atop the drink. It would add to the flavor of the drink as well as give it a festive look. Just as you would add lemon zest to a pasta or chicken dish.

Brady, How about sprinkling crumbled graham crackers on that smore!
Carrie said:
Thanks for the response Matt Swenson! A twist would look delicious most definately. I was actually thinking of using a microplane and sprinkling the sugared zest atop the drink. It would add to the flavor of the drink as well as give it a festive look. Just as you would add lemon zest to a pasta or chicken dish.

Brady, How about sprinkling crumbled graham crackers on that smore!

I was going to serve a couple of those graham sticks on the side... but graham crumbs would be good. Or maybe a handful of golden grahams cereal? So it'd build like this: mocha, toasted marshmallow, choc drizzle, golden grahams. I may resurrect this...
This thread turns my stomach.

I like a classic cappuccino with a cheese pastry of some sort.

No, it's not wacky, wild, or weird, but it's a flavor combination, and it works.

I was making "sparkling long blacks" before they were known as "sparkling long blacks". At the time, it fell under this category. It does not any longer.
Golden Grahms...no I don't think so. I'd go with either the crackers or the crumbs. It would be a fun winter drink for those who like the sweeter side of things.

Brady said:
Carrie said:
Thanks for the response Matt Swenson! A twist would look delicious most definately. I was actually thinking of using a microplane and sprinkling the sugared zest atop the drink. It would add to the flavor of the drink as well as give it a festive look. Just as you would add lemon zest to a pasta or chicken dish.

Brady, How about sprinkling crumbled graham crackers on that smore!

I was going to serve a couple of those graham sticks on the side... but graham crumbs would be good. Or maybe a handful of golden grahams cereal? So it'd build like this: mocha, toasted marshmallow, choc drizzle, golden grahams. I may resurrect this...
will someone enlighten me, I have not heard of a sparkling long black before this thread. I like the sound of it.

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