Lively Libations - A Little Green [Collab with DaVinci Gourmet and Oregon Chai]

Wednesday March 1, 2017 // By Multiple Authors

Thank you for joining us this month for a special edition of Lively Libations! Join us and Levi Andersen from DaVinci Gourmet in making delicious St. Patrick's Day drinks and drink specials for everyone to enjoy!

There isn't a day quite as iconic as St. Patrick’s Day. Between the shamrocks, rainbows, and leprechauns; the festivities are entertaining for all audiences. Here you will find a variety of beverage ideas to inspire your cafe with the Luck of the Irish. Having one of these in hand may spare you from a not so friendly, but traditional, pinch!

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Levi's Reverse Irish Coffee

Levi’s “Reversed Irish Coffee”

Yield: 1, 8 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  4 oz. Cold Brew (Concentrate)
•  1 oz. *Jameson Irish Whisky
•  2 oz. Half and Half (or Heavy Cream)
•  1 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Naturals Madagascar Vanilla

Directions: Pour Cold Brew and Jameson into a pint glass filled with ice or chill in a freezer. Combine 2 oz. Half and Half (or Heavy Cream) & 1 oz DaVinci Gourmet Naturals Vanilla and heat it up to 150-160F. Put these warmed ingredients into a small (small is essential) french press and agitate by plunging swiftly till textured. Next pour chilled coffee and Jameson into a frozen 8 oz mug, straining the ice. Tilt the mug so the coffee is always near the lip/rim, then pour the warm cream on the top in the same fashion. Top with coffee grounds and Serve

*Non-Alcoholic Recipe: Substitute Jameson for 1/4 oz. DaVinci Chinese Five Spice Syrups and 3/4 oz. DaVinci B-52 Syrup.

Levi's Chia Chai SodaLevi’s “Chia Chai Soda”

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  2 oz. DaVinci Gourmet Fruit Innovations Syrup
•  1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
•  2 oz. Original Oregon Chai Concentrate
•  10 oz. Soda Water

Directions: Let chia seeds hydrate in Oregon Chai for one hour then combine with syrup. Mix with soda water, then pour this mixture over ice. Garnish with fresh mint for a clean look.

 

 

 

Levi's Chai SwitchelLevi’s “Chai Switchel”

Yield: 1, 8 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  1 oz. Oregon Chai Extra Spicy Super Concentrate
•  ½ oz. DaVinci Gourmet Maple Syrup
•  1 oz. Shrubs/Drinking Vinegar
•  5 oz. Soda Water
•  Ice

Directions: Combine, Chai, Maple Syrup, Shrubs/Drinking Vinegar, and Soda Water. Once mixed, add the desired amount of ice.

 

 

 

Elyse's Emerald Matcha MacchiatoElyse’s “Emerald Matcha Macchiato”

When I think about Saint Patrick’s Day I obviously can’t help but think of the color green, which was the inspiration for my St. Patrick’s Day drink. The cooling peppermint pairs well with the sweet earthy green tea. Finish with a drizzling of bold chocolate sauce.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  4 pumps or 1 oz. DaVinci Peppermint Syrup
•  1 scoop (60 cc) Big Train Dragonfly Green Tea
•  2 oz. Hot Water
•  13 oz. Milk
•  Drizzle DaVinci Chocolate Sauce

Directions: Steam the peppermint syrup and milk together and pour it into your cup. In a separate cup, mix green tea powder with 2 oz. hot water. Gently pour the green tea mixture over the milk. Drizzle with chocolate sauce.

Tia's Kiss Me I'm IrishTia’s “Kiss Me I’m Irish”

B-52 is reminiscent of the famous bar drink comprised of Kahlúa liqueur, Irish Cream, and Grand Marnier. This non-alcoholic syrup contains a flavor combination of coffee, Irish Cream, and a hint of orange. To complement the orange, I have added a touch of strawberry and also maple for an extra kiss of sweetness.

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  1 pump or ¼ oz DaVinci Strawberry Syrup
•  1 pump or ¼ oz. DaVinci Maple Syrup
•  2 pumps or ½ oz. Davinci B-52 Syrup
•  4 oz. of Heavy Cream
•  2 Shots of Espresso

Directions: In a 12 oz. glass add shots of espresso, maple syrup, and strawberry syrup. Add B-52 to cream and steam. Introduce air to create a thick microfoam. Pour 1 oz of steamed cream into espresso then fill the rest of the cup with foam. Enjoy!

Tori's Green FairyTori’s “Green Fairy”

Be transported to a Parisian speakeasy in the 20th century with this Absinthe inspired coffee-mocktail. Flavors of anise and peppermint are balanced by smooth white chocolate. This drink can be prepared hot, iced, or ice blended.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  1 pump or ¼ oz. DaVinci Chinese Five Spice Syrup
•  2 pumps or ½ oz. DaVinci Peppermint Paddy Syrup
•  2 pumps or 1 oz. DaVinci White Chocolate Sauce
•  2 Shots of Espresso
•  10 oz. Milk

Directions: Fill desired cup ¾ full of ice. In a separate reusable cup, add syrup and sauce to shots of espresso; stir to dissolve white chocolate. Pour over ice and fill the rest of the way with milk. Serve in a cocktail glass with a skinny drinking straw.

Larissa's Lucky Mint MistLarissa’s “Lucky Mint Mist”

This tea au lait is a caffeine free rendition of St. Patty’s Day favorites. Sharp peppermint tea is perfectly tamed with creamy white chocolate and sweet marshmallow. Sipping on this will leave kids and adults alike in the spirit for this festive day.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  One bag Smith Peppermint Tea
•  2 pumps or ½ oz. DaVinci Toasted Marshmallow Syrup
•  1 pump or ½ oz. DaVinci White Chocolate Sauce
•  8 oz Steamed Milk

Directions: Measure marshmallow and white chocolate and put in the bottom of your cup. Add your sachet of peppermint tea followed by filling your cup halfway with hot water. Top with steamed milk. Steep tea for five minutes before safely removing and discarding the sachet.

 

Danielle's Drunken Clover AffogatoDanielle’s “Drunken Clover Affogato 🍀”

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

This Irish twist on an Italian classic will leave you wanting more. A traditional affogato is shots of espresso poured over ice cream. I have created a variation that allows you to prepare one fresh to order by making a peppermint vanilla bean blended crème and pouring espresso over top. Add the optional Bailey’s Irish Cream for a celebratory touch to your St. Paddy’s Day.

Ingredients:
•  Big Train Vanilla Bean Blended Crème
•  4 pumps or 1 oz. DaVinci Peppermint Paddy Syrup
•  2 Shots of Espresso
•  1 oz. *Bailey’s Irish Cream
•  Mint Leaves

Directions: Combine Big Train Vanilla Bean, DaVinci Peppermint Paddy syrup, water, and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Finally, pour Baileys and 2 shots of espresso over the top.

*Non-Alcoholic Recipe: Substitute Baileys for 2 pumps or ½ oz. DaVinci Irish Cream.

Lizzy's Dirty Irish ChaiLizzy’s “Dirty Irish Chai”

Revitalize your chai offering for St. Patrick’s Day and show your versatility. This coffee mocktail includes the traditional ingredients of Irish Coffee such as brown sugar, heavy cream, and coffee - married with the exotic flavors of spicy chai.

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
•  8 oz. French Press (or Drip) Coffee
•  1 oz. Original Oregon Chai Super Concentrate
•  1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
•  ¼ oz. DaVinci B-52 Syrup
•  4 oz. Whipped Heavy Cream
•  ½ oz. DaVinci Irish Cream Syrup

Directions: Brew 8 oz. of coffee in a French Press. Add Chai Super Concentrate, Brown Sugar and B-52 syrup to coffee and stir well until sugar is dissolved, set aside. Combine whipped heavy cream and Irish Cream syrup then lightly whip with a small whisk or in a french press. Pour coffee mixture into a glass first, then use a spoon to stack cool cream on the top of this beverage. Sprinkle with cinnamon and coffee grounds.

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