Let’s get this out of the way: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Ok, sorry to yell, but I feel like that kind of sentiment needs to be boisterous. What’s that you say? You have a headache and are still recovering from last night’s New Year’s Eve festivities? Never fear, I’m here to help. With a little of the hair of the dog that bit you, cleverly disguised as a regular old cup o’ joe.
I figured many of us might be suffering a little today, so in an effort to help us all get back on our feet, I humbly offer up the following (keep in mind my resources are scant and limited since we’re up at the lake):
Bourbon Butterscotch Latte:
- 8oz of strong or extra bold coffee (or if you’re having this in the evening, bold decaf coffee. You could even use your cold brew coffee if you’re making it like I do.)
- 1 oz of Bourbon (I used 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon)
- 1 oz of Butterscotch Sauce (or if you’re like me and you don’t have butterscotch sauce handy, but you do have Butterscotch Schnapps, use that)
- 2 Tablespoons of heavy whipping cream cold (or again, if you’re like me and your resources are limited, you can use your So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer and whip it up into a froth)
To make the coffee drink:
Brew coffee according to your machine. Add the butterscotch sauce/schnapps to the coffee and mix well to combine. Pour the bourbon into the coffee and mix well again. Transfer the coffee into something with a spout for easy pouring and set aside.
To make the foam:
Place the heavy whipping cream/creamer in a glass or mug and use a milk frother or the blender attachment on your hand mixer and beat cream until it’s frothy and if you can get them, until peaks form (my coconut creamer won’t quite peak) – about 1 – 1.5 minutes
Assemble the drink:
Tilt cup with foam at an angle and pour coffee along the wall of the cup/mug to leave the foam intact and as undisturbed as possible. If you like, you can even drizzle a little butterscotch sauce on top.
And now. . . . drink while sitting on the sofa watching bowl games. Or movies. Or The Rehab Addict (one of my favorite shows). Or whatever floats your boat on this first day of the new year. Here’s to a fresh new year! And recovering from the last day of the old one. And you’re welcome.