Beverage Day is a day to celebrate whatever your favorite beverage is. Whether enjoyed in solitude or in the company of good friends, a favorite beverage can be comforting or bring us joy.
People who know me well, know that coffee is my favorite beverage. While I typically drink it black, it’s sometimes fun to dress it up. Here’s a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for a while. And it’s my new favorite drink!
- 6 cups water
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cinnamon (I used a handful of cinnamon sticks)
- 2 whole cloves
- 1/2 cup regular grind coffee
- 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- whipped cream
Heat water, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves to boiling in a Dutch oven, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in coffee and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in chocolate syrup and vanilla; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes for coffee grinds to settle. Strain coffee into a coffee server or individual cups, discarding grounds. Serve topped with whipped cream.