Peach Coffee Float

2010 Northeast Regional Barista Champion Danielle Glasky of Café Grumpy in  NY, came up with this delicious drink. Try recreating it yourself, I’ve tried and its absolutely delicious! Perfect Spring/Summer coffee drink!

INGREDIENTS
Cold-Brewed Coffee Foam:
5 pounds coarse ground coffee
½ cup cream

Peach Soda:
1 ounce soda water
½ ounce peach syrup
Double shot espresso

METHOD
For the Cold-Brewed Coffee Foam:
Cold brew the coffee by steeping the ground coffee in 3 liters of cold water for 12 to 24 hours. Combine ½ cup of the cold-brewed coffee with the cream and pour the mixture into an  Half-Pint whip cream dispenser. Charge with 1 whip cream charger.

For the Peach Soda:
Create the soda water using 1 charger and the Soda Siphon. Add the espresso to the peach syrup. Add the carbonated soda water.

To Assemble and Serve:
Top the peach soda and espresso with the foam. Serve immediately.

 

 

N20 Infused Drinks

If you’ve read an earlier post on making your own flavored liquors, then you are familiar with the process of infusing flavor’s in to drinks. It’s simple and delicious and the recipes are endless, and totally unique and up to you how you want to make them, so experiment away! Check out these two recipes for Watermelon Habanero Infused H2O and Root-Bourbon Old Fashioned with Carbonated Cherries, Yum!

Watermelon Habanero Infused H2O

Makes 2 cups of infused water

1 cup 1/4″-diced watermelon
2 strips lime zest
1 thin-sliced ring habanero chile
1/16 tsp. salt
2 cups filtered water
N2O Whipped Cream Chargers ( Ultra purewhip, Purewhip, SFG…)

Place the fruit, zest, chile, salt and water in an Whip Rite whipped Cream Dispenser and charge with 2 N2O cream chargers. Let sit for 10 minutes and then release gas with canister standing upright. Strain water through a fine-mesh strainer. Serve over ice with vodka or silver tequila, or on its own as a lovely infused non-alcoholic drink.

To spike with vodka, mix about 3 ounces of infused water with 1 ounce of vodka. Serve on the rocks, or stir with ice till chilled then strain and serve up.

 

Root-Bourbon Old Fashioned with Carbonated Cherries

Makes 1 drink 

1 1/2 oz Hudson Bay Bourbon
3/4 oz ROOT liqueur
1/4 oz Vanilla Bean Syrup (recipe follows)
Dash of Fee Brothers Old Fashion Bitters
Carbonated Cherry (method follows)

Measure the bourbon, ROOT, syrup and bitters into a mixing glass. Fill mixing glass three-quarters full with ice. Stir with a bar spoon until chilled. Strain over fresh ice in an old fashioned glass. Garnish with carbonated cherry.

Carbonated Cherries
Makes about 1 cup

1 (10-oz) jar maraschino cherries
iSi (0.5 liter/pint) Gourmet Whip Plus
Kayser CO2 Chargers

Drain cherries and discard juice. With a paring knife, slit each cherry from the bottom to butterfly them. Place cherries in iSi Gourmet Whip canister. Cap and seal. Charge with twoC02 soda chargers, give it a light shake and then let sit refrigerated overnight. When you are ready to serve cherries, release the CO2 by squeezing the handle. It is very important that all the gas is released! Then unscrew the top and remove cherries to a container with a tight-fitting lid. Cherries will stay fizzy for about 15 to 25 minutes.

Vanilla Bean Syrup
Makes about 3 cups

1 large vanilla bean
2 cups sugar
2 cups water

Split the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and with a knife blade scrape out the pulp. Place the split bean pod and the vanilla bean pulp into a small pan with the water and sugar. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat. Cool. Can be stored, refrigerated, for up to 1 month.

Seltzer Works

I’m a big fan of documentaries, and this is one that was very enjoyable.  This is a very well shot film called Seltzer Works – about a seltzer company out of New York,  “Third generation seltzer filler Kenny Gomberg is the last bottler in Brooklyn”. While watching a short piece of it I’m reminded how far we have come. With a phone call or a couple clicks of the mouse you can have a seltzer maker and C02 delivered to your door.  I really enjoyed watching this documentary, I think you will too.

You can check it out Here –  http://video.pbs.org/video/1573880495/

The Wall Street Journal Rates Our Classic Glass Soda Siphon

If you haven’t heard yet The Wall Street Journal has rated our Classic glass Siphon as “Best Taste” among 5 of the top soda siphons available. Even outdoing the San Pellegrino they slipped in as a decoy! WOW! We got a shot at impressing the the most renowned sommelier Aldo Sohm at Le Bernardin in New York city. You can bet we were excited! Making your own seltzer is greener, cheaper and less back breaking than stocking cases of the stuff. Right in time for Christmas,  a great gift for everyone! Buy it Here

Drink the cool-aid, and all 8 glasses!

Summer Solstice was yesterday, which means if you haven’t already its time to gear up for summer weather. The Mayo Clinic has posted a great article on water intake and how much you should drink – with a diagram of functions of water in the body. Check out the link here, and lets get drinking (water)!

We know how boring that might sound, but it doesn’t have to be! Its always a good idea to have a Classic Glass soda siphon around for a cold and refreshing bubbly drink –  ready when you need it.

Have fun this summer with this special soda making treat. Add your own syrups or just some fresh squeezed lemons and limes.  Its a great alternative to unhealthy soft drinks and limits intakes of additives and sugars, while keeping everyone safely hydrated.

The Classic Glass siphon works with 8 gram C02 cartridges, and is an easier alternative to carrying around soda water bottles.  Make cocktails, sodas and juices, and look totally cool while doing it!

Click this link to check out the Classic Glass Siphon.