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Looking for a delicious way to celebrate National Waffle Week? Look no further than these four mouth-watering waffle cocktails for you to enjoy all week! Whether you prefer yours to be sweet waffles or savory waffles, we've got a waffle-inspired drink for you. So gather your friends, fire up the waffle iron, and cheers to the National Waffle Week celebration!
The History Of Waffles
Waffles have been around for centuries, with the earliest known recipes dating back to the 14th century. Waffles were originally made with a leavened batter and cooked between two metal plates. Today, there are many different types of waffles, from Belgium waffles, Liege waffles, and Eggo waffles. There are even various versions of a waffle maker! And of course, we can't forget about the delicious toppings! Waffles can be enjoyed with everything from syrup and butter to whipped cream and fresh fruit.
What Do These Cocktails Taste Like?
These Waffle Week cocktails are sure to please any waffle lover! Incidentally, Waffle Week and National Bourbon Heritage Month both fall in September, making it the perfect time to enjoy a waffle cocktail made with bourbon. The Maple Milk Punch is a delicious mix of Bourbon and maple flavors. It's like having a little piece of heaven in a glass! The Coffee & Waffle is perfect for those who prefer their waffles as a breakfast treat. This tasty cocktail features Irish Whiskey, Espresso, Salted Caramel Syrup, and Bailey's Liqueur. The Sip It Whipped brings new meaning to chocolate chip waffles with a chocolate and Cognac cocktail. And of course, for our salt lovers, the Salted Toffee Martini is a fun twist on a martini with Toffee Gin, Amaretto, and Chocolate Liqueur.
So whether you're a waffle purist or you like to get creative with your toppings, there's a waffle cocktail for you. Check out our four favorite recipes below for National Waffle Week.
MAPLE MILK PUNCH
How To Make The Maple Milk Punch Recipe
- 2 oz Bourbon Whiskey
- 1 oz Maple Syrup
- 3 oz Whole Milk
- 2 dashes Vanilla Extract
- In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in Bourbon Whiskey, Maple Syrup, Whole Milk, and Vanilla Extract.
- Shake well and strain into an ice filled Old Fashioned Glass.
- Garnish with Grated Nutmeg and serve.
Coffee & Waffle
How To Make The Coffee & Waffle Recipe
- 1.5 oz Irish Whiskey
- 0.5 oz Bailey’s Liqueur
- 1 oz Espresso Coffee
- 0.5 oz Salted Caramel Syrup
- 1 oz Whipped Cream
- In a mixing glass with ice, add in Irish Whiskey, Bailey's Liqueur, Espresso Coffee, and Salted Caramel Syrup.
- Mix well and strain into a chilled Old Fashioned Glass.
- Top with Whipped Cream, garnish with Grated Nutmeg, and serve.
Sip It Whipped
How To Make The Sip It Whipped Recipe
- 1.5 oz Cognac
- 0.5 oz Creme de Cacao
- 0.5 oz Chocolate Syrup
- 1 oz Whipped Cream
Coupe or Cocktail
- In a mixing glass with ice, add in Cognac, Creme de Cacao, and Chocolate Syrup.
- Mix well and strain into a Coupe or Cocktail Glass.
- Top with Whipped Cream, garnish with Chocolate Powder, and serve.
Salted Toffee Martini
How To Make The Salted Toffee Martini Recipe
- 1.5 oz Toffee Gin
- 0.5 oz Amaretto
- 1 oz Chocolate Liqueur
- In a mixing glass with ice, add in Toffee Gin, Amaretto, and Chocolate Liqueur.
- Stir gently, strain into a Martini Glass, and serve.
Tips on How To Make The Best National Waffle Week Cocktail
If you're looking to make the best National Waffle Week cocktail, there are a few things you'll need to keep in mind. First, choose your waffle wisely. There are many different types of delicious waffles out there so select the one that you think will best complement your cocktail ingredients.
Next, you'll need to decide on your toppings. Waffles can be enjoyed with many flavors so make sure to choose the toppings that you think will best compliment your waffle and cocktail combination this National Waffle Week.
Finally, don't forget the most important ingredient: alcohol! Whether you prefer bourbon, whiskey, rum, or vodka, there's a cocktail out there that will suit your taste. So gather your ingredients, fire up the waffle iron, and get ready to pour in celebration of National Waffle Week!
Recommended Alcohol Brands
For a sweet and smooth bourbon, we recommend W.L. Weller Special Reserve. This bourbon is made with wheat instead of rye, giving it a unique flavor profile that's the best for cocktails.
London No.1 Toffee Gin for a delicious and easy-to-drink toffee gin. This gin is made with real toffee, giving it a rich and sweet flavor that's great for sipping neat or on the rocks.
Jameson Black Barrel Reserve is a smooth and flavorful Irish whiskey that's perfect for sipping.
Hennessy VSOP Privilege Collection is a smooth and flavorful cognac that's great for cocktails.
How To Pair Your Waffles With Your Cocktail
Waffles are a delicious and versatile breakfast treat that can be enjoyed sweet or savory. When it comes to pairing a sweet waffle with the perfect cocktail, there are many delicious options to choose from.
For those who prefer their waffles on the sweeter side, we recommend pairing them with a Maple Milk Punch or a Coffee and Waffle cocktail. The maple syrup in the Milk Punch will complement the sweetness of the waffle, while the coffee in the other cocktail will help to balance out the sweetness and bring out the flavors of the waffle.
For those who like their waffles a little less sweet, we recommend pairing them with a Sip It Whipped or a Salted Toffee Martini. The cognac in the Sip It Whipped will add a richness to the waffle, while the Salted Toffee Martini will help to bring out the flavors of the waffle and give it a little bit of salty kick.
So what are you waiting for? Now that you have learned all things waffle and four great waffle cocktail recipes, break out the alcohol, waffle iron, and batter and mix up one of these fun cocktails today with a side of waffles!
Cheers to National Waffle Week,