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?

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I am thinking it is club soda with a shot or more of espresso - sweetned maybe with a syrup? Am I wrong?
Pretty much. No sweetening, though.

Specifically, it was naturally sparkling mineral water, but the basis is the same.

A carbonated iced Americano. Luca, I think it was, made a blog post about it calling it a sparkling long black, and the name has stuck ever since.

It's most definitely not for everyone.
OK I have to try this one, I on;y tried the soda/ espresso combination once, and the combination of crema, temperature anc CO2 created a wicked foaming action. I wish I had sparkling mineral water. I'm off to try a sparkling long black.
Justin Mills said:
OK I have to try this one, I on;y tried the soda/ espresso combination once, and the combination of crema, temperature anc CO2 created a wicked foaming action. I wish I had sparkling mineral water. I'm off to try a sparkling long black.
Oh, it's just as disastrous. It takes finesse to pull it off well. That's part of the enjoyment.
try using toddy. something about the hot shot and carbonation doesn't work. i worked in one shop where we had a shot in the butte. black butte porter and a shot of espresso. we had to use cold shots to keep it from foaming all over. or maybe we used toddy. can't recall. experiment thats the fun part.

Justin Mills said:
OK I have to try this one, I on;y tried the soda/ espresso combination once, and the combination of crema, temperature anc CO2 created a wicked foaming action. I wish I had sparkling mineral water. I'm off to try a sparkling long black.
I will give this a try tomorrow. I had someone leave a can of natural sparkling mineral water unopened at the trailer the other day. I usually just use regular Big K Sparkling Water for my Italian Sodas. Like I mentioned before, I've done it with Espresso syrup & it worked great but that of course was sweeter. I always keep cold shots of espresso around for my Colombian Pain Killer so I'll try it like that.

Jason Haeger said:
Justin Mills said:
OK I have to try this one, I on;y tried the soda/ espresso combination once, and the combination of crema, temperature anc CO2 created a wicked foaming action. I wish I had sparkling mineral water. I'm off to try a sparkling long black.
Oh, it's just as disastrous. It takes finesse to pull it off well. That's part of the enjoyment.
Toddy is a term for cold press correct? Cold brewed coffee? At least thats what us 'sotans call it. What I found to work was adding the espresso directly to ice, then adding the sparkling water, which rom a scientific standpoint makes sense. Solubility of a gas in a liquid is decreased when the temperature rises so, all the little bubbles and gas break out of solution when a hot shot hits the cup. I will still take my iced americano over the sparklers I have been experimenting with, I feel like the soda takes too much from the espresso, and doesn't add enough to the over all enjoyment.
This may not be as off the wall as some but I used to sell a Hot Cocoa from Mama Lee's out of Nashville that was Creme Brulee. Really good but really rich & sweet. Some mornings when I was in the need of a sweet drink I would make myself about 3/4 of a cup of the Creme Brulee cocoa & drop 2 shots of espresso into it. The espresso helped thin it out so it wasnt too sweet & of course gave it a good coffee flavor. I guess this would be pretty much a creme brulee cappuccino but it wasnt made with milk since the cocoa was a water soluble drink. It was really good.
Our cafe offers a couple different odd drink combinations. However my favorite one is called the "Buzz Beer." It is a Guiness topped with a double shot of espresso. The flavors work incredibly well together.
I always have liked the guiness, coffee flavor relationship. and the reference to Drew Carey SHow's Buzz cafinated beer, intentional or not.

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