Boulevardier

Very similar to the Negroni, with bourbon replacing gin.

Boulevardier

Very similar to the Negroni, with bourbon replacing gin.
Prep Time4 mins
Course: Happy Hour
Tag: Cocktail
Category: Beverages
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 199kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 fl oz bourbon
  • 1 fl oz vermouth red/sweet vermouth
  • 1 fl oz Campari

Garnish

  • 1 twist orange peel

Instructions

  • Add Campari, vermouth and bourbon to a shaker.
  • Fill shaker with ice and stir well.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with an orange twist.

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Vitamin C: 1.6%
Nutrition Facts
Boulevardier
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Vitamin C 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cafe Mocha on the Cheap

I confess.  Over the years I’ve had relationships with multiple espresso makers. The longest fling was with a Wega MiniNova which unfortunately developed a leak that never got fixed.  If money were no object I would have quickly replaced it with another Wega.  In the meantime, while saving my pennies, I’ve come up with pretty good solution.

The good news is that for about $35, accessories not included, you can buy an AeroPress to make consistently good espresso.  The bad news is that it takes 10 minutes to make one cafe mocha, or at least that’s how long it takes me.


Cafe mocha!  What’s great is that I can whip one up at home much faster than going somewhere to buy one, and, to me, it’s just as good. Plus it’s much less expensive.

Cafe Mocha Ingredients

The mug I use is almost 15 fluid ounces, make sure yours is microwave safe.  If you like your coffee drinks hot it’s important to preheat the mug, so fill it up with water and put it in the microwave on high for about three minutes or until the water starts boiling.  Make sure to note how long this step takes in the microwave, you’ll be using the exact same time to heat the milk.

Finely Ground Coffee Beans

As a rule of thumb I use 1/4 ounce of coffee beans per cup of coffee.  However, when making a cafe mocha I use a whole ounce of coffee beans for three AeroPress servings (150 milliliters total for 3 servings).  Often I’ll use from 1/4 to 1/2 ounce of decaf beans to reduce the caffeine.  You’ll want a fine grind when making espresso so you may need to experiment with different grind settings.

Add 150 milliliters, or 5 fluid ounces, of water to a microwave safe measuring cup and heat on high in the microwave until it just starts to boil (this is contrary to the AeroPress instructions, but I find it much easier… just stick with me).  Be sure to note how long it takes in the microwave to boil the water as you’ll heat the milk for the same amount of time.

Milk Ready to Froth

Pour 7 fluid ounces of milk into a 2 cup measuring cup.  You’ll want the extra space of the larger measuring cup when frothing the milk using an immersion blender.  Heat the 7 fluid ounces of milk for the same amount of time it took to bring the 5 fluid ounces of water to a boil, be sure to not boil the milk.

Frothed Milk in a Measuring Cup

I always froth the milk in the sink because there’s always some milk that spills during the process.

Completed Cafe Mocha

Add about an ounce of chocolate syrup to the expresso and stir.  Pour in the frothed milk and spoon the foam into the top.

Making Chocolate Shavings

Back when I started making cafe mochas I didn’t add shaved chocolate.  When taking photos I thought the chocolate garnish would look great.  What a surprise when I drank the Cafe mocha after the photo session!  It wasn’t the taste so much as the smell of the chocolate when lifting the mug to take a drink.

Cafe Mocha with Chocolate Shavings

For the total experience I highly recommend the chocolate shavings.

Cafe Mocha on the Cheap

Use the AeroPress to easily make a mocha for one.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
Tag: Coffee
Category: Beverages
Servings: 1 15 fl. oz. mug
Calories: 218kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 oz ground coffee fine (espresso) grind
  • 5 fl oz water heated
  • 7 fl oz 2% milk heated
  • 1 oz chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 oz chocolate bar shaved

Instructions

  • Fill mug with water and heat in microwave until water boils, about 3 minutes.
  • Measure coffee beans and grind.

Notes

Be sure to note how long it takes to boil the water as that’s how long the milk will be heated.

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 4.2% | Calcium: 24.8% | Iron: 10.2%
Nutrition Facts
Cafe Mocha on the Cheap
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Potassium 412mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 24g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 4.2%
Calcium 24.8%
Iron 10.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.