If you know me and hubby well, then you know how much we love our morning (or afternoon or nighttime) cup of coffee. Every cup of coffee is an occasion for a celebration. No matter how you like it, a single sip of your favourite brew is contentment in a cup. It is this spirit of celebration and passion for perfect coffee that has inspired Nespresso to create a range of the world’s finest coffee crafts, inspired by the hardworking and innovative craftsmen who have pushed the boundaries to create exceptional coffee. And who better to create crafty recipes centred around these coffees than the (yummy) master craftsman himself, J’Something?
J’Something is the perfect connoisseur to bring these new coffees to life. By experimenting with each unique flavour profile of the new Nespresso Master Origin coffees, J’Something has created something special to pay homage to the craft, commitment and care that goes into the development of each of these coffees, from bean to cup. His goal was to capture the mood behind each of these coffees, thereby crafting a selection of beverages fit for any occasion. For him, celebrating these Master Origins and their processes meant showcasing the versatility of coffee – by reimagining how coffee can and should be enjoyed, and he has successfully transformed your average coffee moment into something magical.
And guess what? He saw it fit to combine my two favorite things, gin and coffee! Bless his soul! And if that wasn’t enough motivation to give it try, G&T could also help cure hay fever! Who would have thought?! So go on, treat yourself to the recipe below. J’Something also talks us through it so don’t worry, its fail proof through and through.
Nespresso Coffee G&T
This Nespresso Master Origin Nicaragua coffee is by far the easiest-drinking espresso in the range. It’s beautifully sweet due to a very interesting “black honey” process they do in Nicaragua. When I experienced this coffee I thought about ease, I thought about that stress-free kind of day we all desire. With that said, I don’t know about you but there is no easier drink than a G&T on a summer’s day. The unique experience here is taking the time to prepare, ahead of time, your coffee ice blocks that infuse the perfectly balanced and unique coffee gin and tonic.
What you Need
2 capsules Nespresso Master Origin Nicaragua, brewed as lungos
1 tsp honey
35 ml local Gin
250 ml tonic water
Lemon peel, sliced, to garnish
What to Do
1. Brew the coffee.
2. Add honey to coffee and stir; allow to cool.
3. Pour most of the coffee into ice cube trays, reserving 10ml.
4. Put ice tray in the freezer and allow to freeze. Keep frozen until ready to serve.
5. Place 2-3 coffee ice cubes in a glass.
6. Pour gin over ice cubes.
7. Add 10ml of chilled coffee and then top up with tonic water.
8. Add a piece of lemon peel to garnish and serve.
Let me know if you do decide to try it out. Mwah!