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Unusual Coffee-Based Drinks Around the World

Jetgirly Sep 3, 2012 04:30 PM

Recently I was in Lithuania where the coffee chain Vero Cafe had a summer special called a Bumblebee. It was a large glass of cold Fanta Orange (orange soda) with a pump of caramel syrup and a shot of espresso. In the end I thought the flavours all just cancelled each other out- it was pretty bland for such a calorie bomb.

What other unusual coffee-based drinks have you seen?

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  1. Musie RE: Jetgirly Sep 3, 2012 06:05 PM

    Coffee liqueur and orange juice. It was pretty nice too. The guy who introduced me too it named it the liquid jaffa cake.

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      iL Divo RE: Musie Sep 3, 2012 06:32 PM

      Formula 44

      a relative- the husband of a distant cousin- made this every year.
      bottle of high octaine vodka
      fill same bottle with strong coffee add to vodka
      pour into large bowl
      1 large orange studded with cloves
      cover with cling wrap
      put in dark/cool place for 44 days/toss the orange
      ice in glass
      pour over ice-drink

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        Musie RE: iL Divo Sep 3, 2012 06:54 PM

        Was it worth the wait?

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          iL Divo RE: Musie Sep 10, 2012 08:59 PM

          Oh Musie, I thought it was absolutely awful.
          I'd never make it myself. Had to try it once though, blech.......

    2. ipsedixit RE: Jetgirly Sep 10, 2012 09:05 PM

      Coffee brewed with sour plum juice (not mixed, but actually brewed).

      Sea Salt Coffee

      1. JungMann RE: Jetgirly Sep 11, 2012 07:59 AM

        Has no one else tried Manhattan Special? New York's own brand of espresso flavored soda?

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          ipsedixit RE: JungMann Sep 11, 2012 08:04 AM

          Sort of like Coke Blak?

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            JungMann RE: ipsedixit Sep 11, 2012 09:09 AM

            I've never tried Coke Blak. Manhattan Special was enough of a foray into carbonated espresso to know that I'm not a fan.

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          tastesgoodwhatisit RE: Jetgirly Sep 11, 2012 08:44 PM

          Coffee Flavoured Milk Tea.

          1. TeRReT RE: Jetgirly Sep 11, 2012 08:53 PM

            Already been mentioned, but coffee soda, was too sweet for me.

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              Tripeler RE: TeRReT Sep 11, 2012 09:46 PM

              Ah, Expressoda. My wife tried that, and WOW was it sweet. She never bought it again.

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                iL Divo RE: TeRReT Sep 13, 2012 09:40 AM

                I put a couple cans of Costco tuna in a girlfriends work cubby because she is a fanatic about tuna and eats it everyday. I so enjoyed this gal that I wanted to put a silly smile on her face by giving her a nutty gift. she inturn put a bottle of coffee syrup from her home state of Rhode Island in my work cubby. I've never known what to do with it though, maybe now I need to add it to a sparkling water of some kind, maybe even an orange flavored fizzy water, I could create something yummy, who knows.

              2. Nuray RE: Jetgirly Sep 12, 2012 08:03 AM

                Vietnamese Egg Coffee; hot or cold but I think the hot is tastier.

                1. iL Divo RE: Jetgirly Sep 13, 2012 09:33 AM

                  this morning I made a cup of decaf for me while hubby's was making in the pot. in my decaf, and this isn't unusual, I put in a packet of Hershey's Bliss dark chocolate cocoa mix and came out with a mocha. pretty dern good I might say.

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