I’m a morning person.
The hubby? He’s a night owl.
So I have the coffee pot maker primed and set, ready to brew me a fresh pot at 6:00am. Sometimes 5-5:30!
The hubby lazily wakes up hours later to coffee that’s been on the burner way too long, and it’s usually cold.
Recently I was sent a couple of boxes of Starbucks coffee K-Cup portion packs. They are individual little packs that really do brew the perfect cup of coffee. So now… I can have a fresh brewed cup of coffee at 6AM, while the hubby can have a fresh brewed cup of coffee at 9AM
How perfect is that?
And with 6 different Starbuck blends to enjoy, we can have a Starbuck experience right in our own home. I like to have the Breakfast Blend in the morning, as soon as I wake up. It’s a light bodied, mild roast, but I also enjoy the Cafe Verona for an afternoon pick me up, or to make this hot toddy!.
It’s really a win win situation!
The Starbuck K-Cup portion packs really do make it easier to brew up a cup of good quality coffee, in like… a minute. Seriously!
And that makes it even easier to whip up this holiday drink,
The Reindeer’s Breath.
You see…back in yesteryear, I lived in Reno, Nevada for a spell. On the way up the mountain, en route to Incline Village on Lake Tahoe, there is a quaint little lodge/bar, named The Reindeer Lodge. There, they had a nice hot drink called The Reindeer’s Breath. I remember it was half coffee, half hot chocolate, and it had four different liquors. That was many moons ago, and I don’t really recall the liquors anymore, but I have made up my own version of the infamous Reindeer’s Breath.
Still half coffee, half hot chocolate, but my version is spiked with a shot of Brandy and a shot of Kahlua Peppermint Mocha liqueur. If you cant find this limited edition Kahlua, you can substitute some regular Kahlua, or a mocha liquor and some peppermint Schnapps. Top that with a good shot of whip cream, some Christmas sprinkles, and garnish with a candy cane. Sit back and enjoy the season!
1 cup Hot Chocolate
1 cup Strong coffee
2 ounces brandy
2 ounces Kahlua
Red and green sprinkles
2 candy canes
Pour half a cup of hot chocolate and half a cup of coffee into 2 10-ounce coffee cups. Pour in brandy and the Kahlua peppermint mocha liquor. Stir and top with whip cream and sprinkles. Use a candy cane as a stirrer stick in each cup.
As a Featured Publisher with Foodbuzz, I received a coffee maker and a few boxes of Starbuck K-Cup coffee to try. However, all opinions are 100% my own!