If you need a caffeine boost, look no further. These drinks are sure to wake you up (and make your taste buds happy)! Whether you visit a coffee chain or local shop, they will most likely have the ingredients to craft the following drinks:
Dirty Chai. This drink is one of my personal favorites, and I typically enjoy it iced. A dirty chai is just a chai tea latte with espresso shots added. I find that the milk, espresso, and the spice from the chai blend perfectly together. This drink is on the sweeter side, yet it has a lighter feel/taste than your average latte.
Americano. I also love this drink iced, but if it’s cooler out, it’s perfect to enjoy hot! Americanos are simply espresso shots and water mixed together. I like to think of it as a supercharged coffee. If you love strong coffee, this drink is for you. If you typically like something sweeter, I’d suggest adding milk and/or flavoring. I personally love adding oat milk and lavender or raspberry syrup to americanos.
Espresso Con Panna. This Italian title translates to “espresso with cream.” Typically, ordering an espresso con panna means that you will order a single shot or a double shot of espresso that’s topped with whipped cream. Ordering an espresso con panna may also cause you to be classified as a “coffee snob,” but that’s okay because it’s so delicious.
What’s your favorite espresso drink? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Instagram. Let’s chat!
P.S. I took the photos above while visiting one of my favorite local coffee shops, @dailybuzzgb! If you are in the area, I highly recommend checking them out.