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3 easy Event Coffee Cocktails


Rancilio x Lavazza

The best combination to elevate your next Event!


On the 24th of February 2023 we finally opened our new Showroom in Berlin and I had the honour to host 150 guests to celebrate this event with them.


Besides an outstanding grazing table from Feasts of Eden, I organised a Photobooth, a DJ and I knew I wanted to serve some Coffee Cocktails to set the right mood.

(buisnesses linked at the end of this article)





Coffee Cocktails are on the rise, they are super modern, offer a different drink experience and made right, they offer complex flavours with the right kick of caffein.


To make sure the guests don't have to wait too long for their cocktails and to ease the workflow it helps if you use recipes that are easy to pre batch.


3 easy cocktail recipes


The first cocktail I want to share with you is inspired by a world competition winning signature cocktail, made by Vladislav Demonenko and me for his 2022 World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship.


We call it 'How I met a pineapple' and this are the ingredients for one cocktail:


Single Shot Espresso - Lavazza La Reserva De Tierra Brasile

30 ml Plantation Pineapple Rum

15 ml Cointreau Dry Orange Liquor

10 ml Acid Mix - Citric and Malic 1:1 (both acids are available at my organic supermarket and they come in powder)

15 ml Simple Syrup (1:1 sugar-water solution)

30 ml Monin Raspberry Puree


Method:


Combine all ingredients and shake on ice, single strain the shaken drink and serve.

Ingredients:


1 l Lavazza Espresso

1 l Pineapple Rum

500 ml Cointreau

350 ml acid mix

250 ml Sugar Syrup

1 l Raspberry Puree



Add all ingredients into a foodsafe canister, try to mix well, keep refrigerated, use 125 ml per drink and shake on ice when ordered.


The second cocktail represents me and my love for sour sweet Margaritas. It captivates by its simplicity and the fact, that you don't even need a coffee machine to make it.


Nicole's Coffee Margarita


Ingredients:


30 ml Cold Brew Liquor ( I have used the Cold Brew X from Röststätte Berlin)

15 ml San Cosme Mezcal Bianco

40 ml Lime Juice

20 ml Simple Syrup (1:1 water- sugar mix)


Method:


Combine all ingredients and shake on ice, single strain the shaken drink and serve.


Recipe for 35 portrions:


1 l Cold Brew Licor

500 ml Mezcal

1.4 l Lime Juice

700 ml Simple Syrup


Add all ingredients into a foodsafe canister, try to mix well, keep refrigerated, use 105 ml per drink.


Lavazza x Ranilio best Espresso Martini ever


For the Lavazza x Rancilio colaboration at the event I wanted to serve a classic Espresso Martini BUT I wanted to make it outstanding! That means I really had to focus on the ratios and the right ingredients for this Cocktail and the guests loved it!


Ingredients:


30 ml Belvedere Vodka

30 ml Lavazza La Reserva De Tierra Brasile Espresso

30 ml Röststätte Cold Brew X Coffee Licor

10 ml Simple Syrup (1:1 sugar-water mix)


Method:


Combine all ingredients and shake on ice, single strain the shaken drink and serve.


Recipe for 35 portrions:


1 l Belvedere Vodka

1 l Espresso

1 l Cold Brew Liquor

350 ml Simple Syrup


Add all ingredients into a foodsafe canister, try to mix well, keep refrigerated, use 100 ml per drink and shake on ice when ordered.




When it comes to glasware, I can only recommend renting glasses, preferably 200ml white wine glasses, that get delivered and picked up again. This way you have no stress and I have ordered 200 glasses and had exactly 4 glasses left at the end of the evening.

Calculate with at least 20kg of ice.


The cocktails were all consumed and the guests were super happy.


When planning your event, make sure to organise a Bartender, that is used to a busy bar environement. Luckily I had one of the best bartenders ever at this event and the opening was a huge success.


Remember the following when planning your big day:

  • Food should last the whole evening and include vegetarian and vegan options.

  • Order drinks in advance, including beer, wine and various alcohol free drinks.

  • If your customers can't all come at the same time, what is often the case, a fixed event plan might be difficult. Plan multiple speeches every 2 h so everyone can listen and include games, that can be played at any time. If you have a give away like I had, arrange a fix time where people that have already left can follow the draw on social media.

  • Photo Booths with your company logo on the pictures are a great way to capture the event for everyone and you will get all the files at the end digital.

  • Do not forget to book a photographer. It would be a shame if the glorious night isn't captured professionally and you can use the photos for social media, even months later.

  • Musik keeps the party going. Book a DJ that knows how to party, but also knows how to be chill. You don't need heavy rave musik at 4pm.

  • Have fun. If you are enjoying yourself, your guests will do so too.


I hope this will help you to make super delicous drinks the next time, you invite guests over!

If you have any questions, just reach out to me and send me a message.


Here a short list of companies I have used for my event:


Event Location: BER Rancilio Station, Joachimsthalerstr.17, 10719 Berlin

Photographer: @shotbyandi

Give away: Donations went to https://www.projectwaterfall.org/













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