Turmeric, black pepper, coconut, café and spiced tea rum Russian


It’s been a rough week. We’ve been planning our trip to India and I waited to get our visas 1 month out (to qualify for the online e-visa). While Dan passed with flying colors…me, not so much. A week of pulling out my hair and 20+ confusing phone calls later, my 3rd application was finally approved! I almost thought we’d have to cancel the trip! Fewf! That was a close one. I wanted to celebrate! I came home from work, kicked-off my shoes and played mixologist in the kitchen. This was the result – a spicy, savory, creamy, dreamy drink. There are a whole lot of goodies in this little baby… an unexpected blend of spices came together to make a knockout version of a rum Russian. All you need is a comfy couch, a good show, soft blanket and this in your hand to make any stressful day a good one.

If you want to make a non-alcoholic version, minus the café liqueur and spiced rum and you’ll have a cool, decadent drink you can sip on the daily…

Makes 2 drinks – his and hers

1/2 cup strong coffee
1/4 cup black tea
1/4 cup cream (use nut milk if vegan)
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tbsp coconut cream
1 tbsp pure maple syrup
1oz xo café liqueur
2oz black spiced rum

Mix all ingredients together. Rim your glass with coconut sugar and black pepper (optional). Pour over ice and enjoy
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