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Archive for June 2013

When it comes to enjoying our cajeta coffee syrup, you really can’t go wrong.

When it comes to enjoying our cajeta coffee syrup, you really can’t go wrong.

Iced coffee in the summertime – it just can’t be beat. But do you know what really makes an iced coffee drink recipe stand out? A unique coffee syrup like Amoretti Premium Cajeta Syrup. If you’ve never experienced cajeta before, then you need to stop what you’re doing and make it happen. Seriously. Cajeta is one of our favorite desserts from south of the border.

Cajeta, a sweetened caramelized milk, hails from Celaya, Mexico. In Celaya, cajeta is traditionally made from goat’s milk and brown sugar. It’s stirred with wooden spoons in huge, heavy copper pots until it reaches a thick, caramel-like consistency.

Check out how we’ve turned this traditional Mexican dessert into a delicious Southern California iced coffee beverage.


Amoretti Cajeta Coffee

Ingredients

Directions

This isn’t your ordinary cup of iced coffee. Here’s how it works: fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Squirt your one and a half pumps of Amoretti Premium Cajeta Syrup over the ice and pull a shot of espresso. Pour the hot espresso over the coffee syrup and ice, cap the shaker, and shake vigorously. Strain the contents into a tall Collins glass and add ice until there is about a half-inch to an inch of room at the top. Gently “float” whole milk on top of the drink, to taste. Serve with a straw.


Other Uses for Cajeta Coffee Syrup

You can use our cajeta coffee syrup for much more than just coffee. Here are a few of our favorite ideas. Tell us yours!

  • Ice cream topping
  • Or use it to make your own ice cream
  • Syrup substitute on pancakes and waffles.
  • Filling for crepes and churros
  • Bake it into doughnuts, cupcakes, and other treats.

When it comes to enjoying our cajeta coffee syrup, you really can’t go wrong. We put a lot of time, research, and taste testing (a lot of taste testing) into making this one of the finest caramel-flavored coffee syrups on the market. Use it anywhere you would normally use caramel to spice things up a bit.

We’re so certain that you’ll enjoy this coffee syrup, that if you don’t – for any reason – we promise to fix the situation. That’s the Amoretti Guarantee.

Love this syrup or drink recipes? Have questions? Connect with us on Facebook – we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible. Enjoy!

Soda is one of the easiest beverage ingredients you can make.

Soda is one of the easiest beverage ingredients you can make.

Last week we shared two instructional posts on how to make flavored syrups. In the first post, we wrote a post on making a rhubarb simple syrup (complete with a Rhubarb Mojito recipe that is to die for). In the second post, we discussed shrub syrups, the original simple syrups.

All of this back-to-the-basics blogging got us to thinking… what about soda? Go to just about any high-end, speakeasy style bar these days and you’ll find that the mixologists usually make their own soda, simple syrups, and more, including botanical liqueurs and bitters. (Which reminds us, check out this post on how to make your own bitters.)

Soda is one of the easiest beverage ingredients you can make. If you love to make gourmet beverages, try one – or all – of these four methods for making your own soda. They’re organized from easiest and most convenient to hardest and… most dangerous!

Packed with lots of flavor and at only 35 calories per serving!

Packed with lots of flavor and at only 35 calories per serving!

#1 Flavor Seltzer Water

Of course, the easiest way to “make” your own soda is to just buy seltzer water (carbonated water with no flavoring) and flavor it yourself. You can muddle candied ginger into the seltzer water, add spices and herbs, or anything else you might imagine. We’ve found some great recipes online, but we’d encourage you to use your own creativity!

#2 Use a Carbonation Machine

There have been some great consumer carbonation machines to come onto the market in the last few years. With these machines, making gourmet-quality sodas is easy, clean, and safe (seriously, just wait until we tell you about option four). All of these machines use little CO2 (carbon dioxide) canisters that you inject into the water, thereby carbonating it.

#3 Fermentation

Root beer, ginger beer, and other non-alcoholic “beers” used to be made the old-fashioned way: fermentation. Many of the modern gourmet “brewers” of these beverages continue to make their sodas this way. It’s actually not that hard to do. It just requires a little patience and planning ahead! You can use champagne yeast or some other similar yeast to get the fermentation process going.

#4 Dry Ice Carbonation

Disclaimer: do not try this method. Dry ice can also be used for carbonating. By adding a small amount to a closed container of un-carbonated soda, you can get a delightfully carbonated beverage. Or, you could also end up with an exploded bottle in your kitchen (which is why we strongly advise against this method).

Speaking of soda, have you ever tried Amoretti Premium Cola Syrup? Pick up a bottle today!