4 Festive Holiday Drinks For Your Favorite Coffee Lover
And some gift options for your caffeine buddy
With so much planned (or unplanned!) Christmas gatherings up ahead, treat yourself, family, or friends to something more decadent with Nespresso’s limited edition festive offerings co-created with renowned pastry chef and chocolatier Pierre Hermé.
Through the help of simple-to-use Nespresso machines, you can elevate your usual macchiatos or coffee cocktails and make holiday gatherings more meaningful with the perfect cup – or champagne glass – in hand. Here are some recipes to try out:
Lime & Basil Crème Brûlée Espresso Macchiato
Taste a balanced mix of espresso, vibrant red fruit, smooth cereal notes, and citrusy blend of lime and basil for an impressive depth of flavor and an elegant mouthfeel. Froth 100ml of hot milk. Brew a capsule of limited edition Nespresso | Pierre Hermé Infiniment Espresso into a cup. Add hot milk foam on top of the coffee. Sprinkle 3 grams of brown sugar over and use a burner to caramelize it ‘façon crème brûlée.’ Grate fresh lime peel and display chopped basil leaves as garnish.
Roasted Hazelnut Latte Macchiato
This recipe is for coffee lovers who love a wonderful nutty flavor. The delicately sweet South American Arabica beans of the flavoured coffee lend that unmistakable aroma of roasted hazelnuts and sweet top notes of almond biscotti and vanilla. Pour 10 ml of Agave syrup into a glass, followed by 100ml of preferred milk frothed. Extract a capsule of the limited edition Nespresso | Pierre Hermé Infiniment Gourmand. Finally, sprinkle roasted chopped hazelnuts on top.
Raspberry, Rose, and Champagne Cocktail
The refreshingly smooth flavoured coffee articulates a cereal aroma pairing beautifully with the alluring flavor of raspberries. For this one-of-a-kind Christmas drink, Nespresso gave it a few twists to make it ideal for festive soirees. Brew a capsule of limited edition Nespresso | Pierre Hermé Infiniment Fruité and ice cubes into a shaker, then shake vigorously. Pour 10ml of Rose syrup and 60ml of Champagne Brut into a champagne cocktail glass. Stir gently and pour another 60ml of Champagne Brut. Add fresh raspberries on a stick and an edible bio rose petal as a garnish.
Make it a Raspberry & Rose Mocktail by switching Champagne Brut with 90ml of sparkling water!
Enchanting gifts at Nespresso
Gift exchanges can never be missed in gatherings. Apart from the limited edition Infiniment Espresso, Infiniment Gourmand, and Infiniment Fruité, joining the ideal gift options for coffee lovers is this season’s Advent Calendar, containing 24 coffees and a surprise gift for the last day. The giftable advent calendars contain the three co-created Nespresso | Pierre Hermé coffees, as well as favorites from the Nespresso permanent range. This offers a different coffee behind each door for a delightful surprise throughout the festive season, all presented in an exquisite box designed to be reused afterwards.
The Nespresso | Pierre Hermé collection is available for a limited time in Nespresso boutiques located in Power Plant Mall, Podium Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, One Bonifacio High Street Mall, and Ayala Center Cebu, pop-up stores in Greenbelt 5, SM Aura, Shangri-La Plaza, TriNoma, Alabang Town Center, and SM Mall of Asia. Shop online at www.nespresso.ph. Follow @nespresso.ph on Instagram or @nespresso.phl on Facebook for more information.