If you know me you know I like espresso and cognac (brandy when I am cheap) and sometimes I combine them in different ways. I also combine coffee and cycling quite a bit.
Well the other day while searching one of them bartending apps on the phone I found the regular jello shots the wife loved so much when we first meet.
Now you see where I am going with this right?
I have had caffeine mints on some on the longer randonneuring events to help me stay alert at night but the pills are not the same as the real thing. Coffee has that bitter taste that I like.
What if I make some easy to carry jello coffee shots? Hey even better coffee/brandy jello shots! (those are not to be used when riding)
Here's the recipe for Carlos' Coffee Jello shots:
2 envelopes of unflavored gelatine
1¼ cups of espresso
¾ cup of brandy
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
Add all of them to a bowl and boil for a minute. Pour in an ice tray. Wait until the gelatine is ready and then enjoy.
Don't want them with brandy? just replace the brandy with more espresso
Now don't go riding after eating the "brandy enhanced" jello shots. But the plain coffee jello shots should be easy to carry in a ziplock bag or even inside a water bottle.
Gotta try then on the bike, at home they taste great...
(First posted August-22-2009 at 08:36 pm)