July 29, 2009

leethal “recipe” – Coffee Soda Pop!

The first in my new blog category of leethal “recipes”!  These “recipes” are in quotes because they’re not meant to be normal recipes – working at home all day, I get creative in the kitchen like I do with yarn and fabric, so I want to start sharing my weirdo ideas and inspire you too to look at what you have in your kitchen and try to make something new and interesting!

coffee soda pop

This first one is brought to you by the Pacific Northwest heat wave!  I start off every morning by making myself a mini-pot of coffee (Pete doesn’t drink coffee, can you believe it?!), enough for about 2 mugs worth.  Well in the heat, after my first small cup wakes me up, I tend not to want the any more hot, so I let it sit there for awhile; then a couple hours later the caffeine starts to wear off and I want another kick.  So, I’ve started making this crazy coffee soda pop!

You’ll need:

  • coffee (cooled to room temperature or cold is best)
  • any kind of dark soda pop (any cola, or flavored cola, or root beer, or Dr. Pepper, and diet works too….)
  • optional chocolate syrup (my favorites are dark chocolate or white chocolate)

Mix the coffee and the pop about 50/50.

Normally I start with my room temperature coffee, add chocolate syrup if I want, then add the soda, slowly!  The warmer the coffee, the more fizz you’ll get – adding soda to warm/hot coffee can cause major fizz catastrophes!  I know this from experience, of course!

Add ice as needed; watering it down a little with ice can sometimes make it taste better, in my opinion, if the coffee is particularly strong.  Sometimes, if I know I want to make the drink later in the day, I’ll stick the leftover coffee in the fridge, so all ingredients are cold and less ice is needed.

I’ve used RC cola, diet lime Coke, diet Go (Safeway brand cola), Barqs root beer, diet cherry Dr. Pepper… they’re all great!  I usually don’t bother with the chocolate syrup, but I add it sometimes depending on what pop I’m using.  I’d bet flavored coffee syrups would be good too – like vanilla, cherry, or raspberry…

Just so you know, I’m not insane to have come up with this – Coke has (had, in the US) a cola/coffee bottled drink called Coke Blak that I used to get sometimes (guilty pleasure – I try to avoid supporting Coke).  And there is an official espresso drink with a name that I can’t remember or find that’s made with: Coke, espresso, and chocolate syrup.  Really, it’s true, I made it when I was a barista.

coffeeblock.jpg

On a side note, your other hot weather coffee option is of course cold brew!  Yummmm!  I started doing this a couple summers ago (in fact, I mentioned it long ago in an early blog post), and I’ve been lazy about it this year, only making it once so far, but it is delicious!  If you have a french press, you can use that, but it’s easy to make without one too.  Enjoy!

Filed under: recipes — leethal @ 8:00 am
  • http://www.craftivism.com betsy

    Thanks for this Lee, it sounds yummy! :)

    And the mug prints (exact name of process escaping me…need more coffee?) I <3 them.

    When I was a barista, my favorite drink was a triple shot soy latte with vanilla. In retrospect, I should have fallen in love with something cheaper.

    Hope you’re staying cool out there!

    x

  • marie in florida

    i emember Coke Blak, lenjoyed it very much and miss it. i’ll try your brew. love your rubber stamp?

    mym on ravelry

  • marie in florida

    i emember Coke Blak, lenjoyed it very much and miss it. i’ll try your brew. love your rubber stamp?

    mym on ravelry

  • http://multicrafty.wordpress.com/ Angie

    Coffee+Pop=Love
    This is great! I’ll have to try it. And I love the coffee prints! They are awesome, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at block printing and I was wondering if you have any tips, kid friendly? My oldest would be able to carve out her own stamps (under my supervision of course) but my youngest would not be able too.

  • http://multicrafty.wordpress.com Angie

    Coffee+Pop=Love
    This is great! I’ll have to try it. And I love the coffee prints! They are awesome, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at block printing and I was wondering if you have any tips, kid friendly? My oldest would be able to carve out her own stamps (under my supervision of course) but my youngest would not be able too.

  • http://myluvis.blogspot.com/ Abby

    awesome…. sounds delish!! must make some SOON!!

  • http://myluvis.blogspot.com Abby

    awesome…. sounds delish!! must make some SOON!!

  • pam

    All I need at the market is the soda and I will be sipping your yummy concoction!

  • http:/gingerbreadsnowflakes.com pam

    All I need at the market is the soda and I will be sipping your yummy concoction!

  • http://www.oliveknitting.blogspot.com/ Lynn

    Thank you so much for adding this new section to your blog! I do the same experimenting in the kitchen throughout a day working at home but I’d love some new ideas. I’m totally going to make this coffe drink tomorrow!

  • http://www.oliveknitting.blogspot.com Lynn

    Thank you so much for adding this new section to your blog! I do the same experimenting in the kitchen throughout a day working at home but I’d love some new ideas. I’m totally going to make this coffe drink tomorrow!

  • http://coffee-pot-people.blogspot.com/ Anitra Cameron

    Ooh. And we’re supposed to be having hot weather again this week. There is also a part pot of coffee cooling in the kitchen…I am SO trying this!

  • http://coffee-pot-people.blogspot.com Anitra Cameron

    Ooh. And we’re supposed to be having hot weather again this week. There is also a part pot of coffee cooling in the kitchen…I am SO trying this!

  • eirissan

    can i use 7up with this?
    what do you think? :)

  • eirissan

    can i use 7up with this?
    what do you think? :)

  • http://www.craftivism.com/ betsy

    Thanks for this Lee, it sounds yummy! :)

    And the mug prints (exact name of process escaping me…need more coffee?) I <3 them.

    When I was a barista, my favorite drink was a triple shot soy latte with vanilla. In retrospect, I should have fallen in love with something cheaper.

    Hope you're staying cool out there!

    x

  • Anonymous

    I know I am a year late and a dollar short but here is my contribution anyway.
    My version of coffee soda might be extreme.  I use one of those reusable Ecopad pods for a Senseo coffee maker fill it with fine ground coffee drop in a tall glass and top with any kind of cold or room temp cola.  I let it steep a few minutes and drink.Enough coffee flavor gets into the cola to resemble Coke Black and it will wake you up.

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