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Cocktail O’Clock: The Ultimate Latte

Posted by on October 13 2011 in Drinks, Featured, Recipe, Restaurants

See that cuppa in the picture? Ordinary, right? Wrong.

That’s a kicked-up latte with, hello . . . bourbon and butterscotch. Yes, if you’ve been paying attention, that’s the same post-dinner beverage offered at JG Domestic in Philly. This drink kinda brought it home for me, especially since it’s not often — okay, never have I shared a latte with 8 people. Yes, we all could have ordered our own but after a full dinner of plate after plate of food; sips were good for the time being. The operative phrase there is “time being.” So like any good recipe-jacking food-a-phile, I made a few notes to replicate the latte at home. The challenge was: could I make it as good without a fancy machine?

Guess what? It’s damn good and pretty damn close to what you will find at Jose Garces’ restaurant. The foam, which I thought would be most challenging, was not at all. So here you have it. I even included step-by-step pictures, so really you have no reason not to try this.

Bourbon Butterscotch Latte

Bourbon Butterscotch Latte

Makes one 9 oz. latte

8 oz. strong or extra bold coffee
1 oz. bourbon
1 oz. butterscotch sauce

Foam
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, cold

To make the drink:

1. Brew coffee according to your machine. Add butterscotch to coffee and mix to combine. Pour bourbon in the coffee and mix to combine. Transfer coffee to something with a spout for easy pouring. Set aside.

To make the foam

2. Place heavy whipping cream in bottom of glass and use this or the blender attachment on a hand mixer and beat cream until soft peaks form, about 1-1 ½ minutes.

Assemble

1. Tilt cup with foam at angle and pour coffee along the wall of the cup to leave the foam as undisturbed as possible. Finish with butterscotch drizzling on top.

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6 Responses leave one →
  1. temp permalink
    October 13, 2011

    To make the dink:

    1. Brew coffee according to your machine. Add butterscotch to coffee and mix to combine. Pour bourbon in the coffee and mix to combine. Transfer coffee to something with a spout for easy pouring. Set aside.

    To make the dink:

    dink

    DINK

  2. October 13, 2011

    Yay! I’m not surprised to see you could make a perfect replica. I’m totally drinking one of these this weekend.

  3. October 14, 2011

    I think I need to make this STAT. Although, did you add the requisite 8 sugar cubes?

  4. Jean permalink
    October 15, 2011

    I really like your coffee mug, where did you get it?

  5. October 16, 2011

    Yeah, this sounds amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Dona permalink
    December 12, 2011

    I made a simpler version (nothing frothed) this afternoon :o ) Its cold & rainy outside and this is SO warming :o ) I used 1oz Makers Mark + 1oz Dekuyper Buttershots + 1oz raw heavy cream + freshly brewed coffee to fill the cup & just poured it all together…..SIMPLY amazing :o ) Thanks for the inspiration <3

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