I'm curious if anyone has tried this. I tried to make it at the shop, but it didn't turn out so well. BUT, it was interesting enough to want to keep trying. I was wondering if anyone has tried this with good results. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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At Stell Coffee & Tea in we referred to this as a "Turbo Coke"...The shot should be gently flowed on top of an Iced Coke or Soda of choice,then gently stirred in.
Me and my friend have. What we ended up doing was using the carbonated water and little bit of amaretto. had a cola/rootbeer flavor to it. To sweeten it up we made a simple syrup and threw that bad boy over ice.
try this one on.

hot dr. pepper amaericano:
warm around 4-5oz of dr pepper per serving in a microwave until around 165-180 degrees
pour the dr pepper into a serving glass that will allow for the .75 ounce single shot to at least double in volume when it hits the carbonation.
over the top of that pull a single espresso

it sounds crazy, but the tradition of hot dr pepper is an old one.

Believe it or not it does retain quite a bit of the carbonation. deffinitely enough to make for an interesting interaction between the cream and the fizz. the fruity dr pepper with loads of cherry and vanilla can be an amazing combination with the right espresso blend.

the idea came about when we had some expired dr pepper bottles in the shop, and a bit of time to kill.
At the caffe i work at we have something called a "mela bomb" where you just drop an espresso shot in to a glass of red bull and chug it. honestly i havent worked up the nerve to try it but its semi popular over here.
There are a few videos that Baileys just released on facebook. There is one called a Sweet and Spicy Cola Flip. It looks pretty good (minus the egg) but I think that it is a good combo otherwise. Plus Freddy is just fun to watch :)

Here's the link:
http://www.facebook.com/Baileys?v=app_2392950137
Just did the espresso and Red Bull. That's a heck of a thing. I guess I can see why people would want to do it, the hardcore caffeine junkies would flip on this, but it really doesn't have a lot of appeal. I would do it again, given I didn't pay for the Red Bull, but would I order it? No.
chris ganger said:
try this one on.
hot dr. pepper amaericano: warm around 4-5oz of dr pepper per serving in a microwave until around 165-180 degrees
pour the dr pepper into a serving glass that will allow for the .75 ounce single shot to at least double in volume when it hits the carbonation.
over the top of that pull a single espresso

it sounds crazy, but the tradition of hot dr pepper is an old one.

Believe it or not it does retain quite a bit of the carbonation. deffinitely enough to make for an interesting interaction between the cream and the fizz. the fruity dr pepper with loads of cherry and vanilla can be an amazing combination with the right espresso blend.

the idea came about when we had some expired dr pepper bottles in the shop, and a bit of time to kill.

What blend did you use for this (flavor or regions or roaster)?
I tried the egg cream soda spro: fail. At least on my first attempt.
http://buffalobrewing.blogspot.com/2010/09/egg-cream-espresso.html

Incidentally, tried espresso and birch beer, the foaming reaction was right on but something in the combination tasted really gross, upset everybody's stomach. But hey, it's all in the name of science, right?

Brady said:
The interaction between the carbonation and crema are the most fascinating part of the combination to me. I love the texture created - its almost like the entire drink becomes crema for a brief instant.

I bet an espresso chocolate egg cream would be ridiculous. As I'm typing, I can't believe I've not tried that yet. We had a customer ask for a chocolate egg cream a couple of months ago and tried improvising one for her (google rocks). It was quite good. Ok, I know what I'm doing Monday...

The root beer does sound good. I bet cream soda would work well too, perhaps better.

Incidentally, I believe that they call espresso on sparkling water a "sparkling long black".
Nice try though, glad you gave it a go. I totally forgot to do this myself.

When I did my egg-cream knockoff, I combined the cream and chocolate first, then topped with seltzer. My first inclination would be to combine the espresso with the cream and chocolate. Let's hope that my short term memory works better this week...

Jacob Casella said:
I tried the egg cream soda spro: fail. At least on my first attempt.
http://buffalobrewing.blogspot.com/2010/09/egg-cream-espresso.html

Incidentally, tried espresso and birch beer, the foaming reaction was right on but something in the combination tasted really gross, upset everybody's stomach. But hey, it's all in the name of science, right?

Brady said:
The interaction between the carbonation and crema are the most fascinating part of the combination to me. I love the texture created - its almost like the entire drink becomes crema for a brief instant.

I bet an espresso chocolate egg cream would be ridiculous. As I'm typing, I can't believe I've not tried that yet. We had a customer ask for a chocolate egg cream a couple of months ago and tried improvising one for her (google rocks). It was quite good. Ok, I know what I'm doing Monday...

The root beer does sound good. I bet cream soda would work well too, perhaps better.

Incidentally, I believe that they call espresso on sparkling water a "sparkling long black".
I'm definitely bookmarking this thread.

I used to buy these sodas called "Java Pop" from Biglots (kind of an overstock outlet).
It was actually pretty good! They had espresso, vanilla bean, mocha, and some other flavor that escapes me at the moment.

It tasted a little like they used the syrup used in monster java energy, except alot more natural and alot less nasty.

So yeah, it wasn't something you'd approach with any kind of espresso puritanism, but for a coffee-ish soda alternative it was a winner.

Just found this recipe. I tried it and I think I'm going to add this to our shop's menu. Thanks!

Kevin Ayers said:

Try using a small amount of espresso (.75-1oz) with root beer (12oz), a little vanilla syrup (.25-.5oz), and a splash of half and half. It's pretty tasty.

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