Holiday Coffee Cocktails with Nespresso

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Tis the season, as they say. With all the up coming parties and family get togethers, I thought it would be fun to do a classic twist on the simple pleasure and ease of  Nespresso coffee as either a sweet delectable treat or seasonal cocktail to keep the party going. Whether it’s through holiday entertaining in good taste among family and friends or savoring a moment alone on the couch, these are great ways to be a stylish host without too much effort but maintaining the best quality. 

The new VertuoLine Evoluo Machine creates both a splendid cup of coffee or shot of espresso with Nespresso’s signature layer of naturally-formed crema. My friend Molly who is a food writer and stylist developed two holiday coffee cocktails based on these functions of our machine. Of course, it would be a great idea to gift an Evoluo for the holidays and break in the machine with a fun treat like these! 

Hot Mocha

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1 cup whole milk

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

2 teaspoons sugar

1 shot Nespresso espresso

handful marshmallows, to serve

dusting of white sparkling sugar & edible silver stars

to spike (optional)- add a shot of whiskey or bourbon

Heat the milk, cocoa and sugar in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat until steaming. Whisk to combine. Make a shot of Nespresso espresso in a large mug. Pour hot chocolate mixture over the espresso and top with marshmallows. Serve immediately. *Makes 1 Holiday_Coffee_Cocktail_Nespresso_03

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Candy Cane Coffee

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1/3 cup whole milk

1 Nespresso coffee

1 tablespoon Creme de Menthe

1 teaspoon sugar (or more, to taste)

1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped until you have stiff peaks

1 tablespoon crushed candy cane

Heat the milk in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Make a Nespresso coffee in a large mug. Add the Creme de Menthe, sugar and heated milk. Stir to combine. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with crushed candy cane. Serve immediately. *Makes 1

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Thank you for the “Experience a cup above” partnership Nespresso!