Coffee Brewing, Coffee Recipes

7 Unusual Coffee Drinks You’ve NEVER Heard Of: Taste-Tested and LOVED!

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Erica Cervenkova

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Hey Coffee Holli fans! Today, I’m thrilled to share 7 unusual coffee drinks that are sure to capture your heart. 

I’ve personally tested most of these unique blends, and a few come highly recommended by fellow coffee enthusiasts. To spark your imagination, I’ve used AI to create most of the images. 

But here’s the fun part: 

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Let’s dive in and explore these delightful coffee creations.

A Little Richard Coffee

A Little Richard Coffee

A Little Richard is a zesty and invigorating beverage that combines the rich intensity of espresso with the cool, refreshing fizz of Mexican Coca-Cola. It’s a perfect pick-me-up that delivers a delightful ‘whoooooooooooo!’ sensation.

Ingredients:

  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 can of ice-cold Mexican Coca-Cola

Procedure:

  1. Brew a fresh shot of espresso.
  2. In a tall glass, pour the ice-cold Mexican Coca-Cola.
  3. Gently add the shot of espresso to the Coca-Cola.
  4. Stir lightly to combine and enjoy the exhilarating blend of flavors.

Cardamom Iced Coffee

Cardamom Iced Coffee

Cardamom Iced Coffee offers a unique and refreshing twist to your regular coffee routine. Its rich, aromatic flavor with a hint of spicy cardamom makes it a perfect indulgence for warm days.

Ingredients:

  • Brewed coffee, cooled
  • Ice cubes
  • Ground cardamom
  • Milk or cream (optional)
  • Sweetener of choice (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Brew your coffee and allow it to cool.
  2. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  3. Stir a pinch of ground cardamom into the cooled coffee.
  4. Pour the cardamom-flavored coffee over the ice.
  5. Add milk or cream and sweetener if desired.
  6. Stir well and enjoy your refreshing cardamom iced coffee.

Lemonade-Infused Cold Brew

Lemonade-Infused Cold Brew

Transform your cold brew experience with this unique recipe. It combines the rich, smooth flavors of concentrated cold brew with the zesty, refreshing brightness of lemonade, offering a delightful twist to the traditional cold brew.

Ingredients:

  • Concentrated cold brew coffee
  • Lemonade
  • Ice cubes (optional)
  • Lemon slice for garnish (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Prepare your concentrated cold brew coffee. This can be done overnight for optimal flavor.
  2. In a glass, mix the cold brew with lemonade. The ratio depends on your taste preference, but a good starting point is equal parts of each.
  3. Add ice cubes if desired and garnish with a lemon slice for an extra zesty touch.
  4. Stir well and enjoy a refreshing coffee drink that’s perfect for warm days.

Cold Brew Lemonade with Hibiscus

Cold Brew Lemonade with Hibiscus

Indulge in a refreshing fusion of cold brew coffee, tangy lemonade, and the sweet floral notes of hibiscus syrup. This beverage is the perfect pick-me-up, blending the rich depth of coffee with the zesty brightness of lemonade.

Ingredients:

  • Cold brew coffee
  • Lemonade
  • Hibiscus syrup

Procedure:

  1. In a shaker, combine equal parts of cold brew coffee and lemonade.
  2. Add a dash of hibiscus syrup to taste.
  3. Shake well to mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy this invigorating and deliciously unique drink.

Raspberry Lemonade Coffee Surprise

Raspberry Lemonade Coffee Surprise

A refreshing twist on your coffee routine, this Raspberry Lemonade Coffee Surprise blends the tangy sweetness of raspberry lemonade with the rich depth of coffee. It’s a surprising yet delightful combination, especially when made with a fruitier coffee profile.

Ingredients:

Procedure:

  1. Prepare your raspberry lemonade, either homemade or store-bought.
  2. Combine the raspberry lemonade with either cold brew coffee or a shot of espresso in a glass. The ratio depends on your taste preference; start with a 3:1 ratio of lemonade to coffee and adjust to taste.
  3. Stir well to ensure the flavors blend seamlessly.
  4. Add ice cubes for a chilled version and garnish with fresh raspberries if desired.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy this unique and fruity coffee experience!

Orange Bitters Espresso

Orange Bitters Espresso

Discover a refreshing twist on espresso with this simple yet unique recipe. It combines the rich, bold flavors of espresso with a zesty hint of orange and a sweet touch of brown sugar. The result is a super foamy, easy-drinking beverage that’s delightfully surprising.

Ingredients:

  • 2 dashes of orange bitters (like Angostura orange)
  • Brown sugar, to taste
  • Espresso

Procedure:

  1. Prepare a shot of espresso.
  2. In a shaker, combine the espresso, orange bitters, and brown sugar.
  3. Add ice and shake well until the mixture is thoroughly chilled and foamy.
  4. Strain into a glass and enjoy the unique, frothy espresso drink.

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Vietnamese Egg Coffee, also known as Cà Phê Trứng, is a unique and rich beverage. It combines the boldness of coffee with the creamy, frothy texture of whipped egg yolks and sugar, often with a hint of vanilla.

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons of Vietnamese coffee grounds
  • 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk
  • Boiling water
  • Vanilla extract (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Brew a strong cup of Vietnamese coffee using a phin filter.
  2. While the coffee brews, whip the egg yolks with sweetened condensed milk (and vanilla extract, if using) until the mixture is fluffy and forms soft peaks.
  3. Pour the brewed coffee into a cup, then gently layer the whipped egg mixture on top.
  4. Stir gently before drinking to combine the flavors.

Wrapping up…

Have you tried any of these quirky coffee recipes? I’d love to hear which one was your favorite in the comments below. 

Or, if you have your own unique coffee concoctions to share, don’t hesitate! Your innovative ideas are not just a delight for us, but they also inspire our entire community of coffee enthusiasts. 

Let’s keep the creativity brewing and the inspiration flowing!

About
Erica Cervenkova
Coffee Connoisseur, SCA Member

As a coffee connoisseur and member of the Specialty Coffee Association, I am dedicated to understanding the sustainability of coffee pods and the impact it has on the environment. My expertise lies in the realm of capsule coffee machines, from the likes of Keurig and Nespresso to other well-known US brands. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and helping others make informed decisions about their coffee choices. Whether you're a coffee enthusiast or just looking for a new way to enjoy your morning cup, I'm here to help.

Erica

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