Cafe Ole’ Cocktails with Churro Dunkers
How to create a sweet Cafe Ole’ Cocktails with Churro Dunkers for my Cinco de Mayo Celebration.
I am so glad you are able to join us for our Cinco De Mayo celebration. Today we created a full fiesta with some fun after dinner drinks with my Cafe Ole’ Cocktails with Churro Dunkers. Here are some great decorating tips to spice up your basic Taco Tuesday menu and add a little spark to step up your game.I am sure I do not have to tell you about my infinite love of icy cold Margarita’s, and a fun factoid is that Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines. Honestly, I really love all the bright and festive colors that go along with a Cinco de Mayo celebration. To me it absolutely feels like a party, without even trying hard to decorate. Simply by having all the bold and beautiful colors of the rainbow represented in one theme. My original vision for this outdoor Mexican Fiesta started off with my authentic Mexican blankets. They were brought back from our beach side vow renewal, trip to Mexico over 13 years ago. Then I quickly realized, um I did not want to spill food all over them (aka salsa) since they might be tricky to get cleaned properly. .So, I opted to find something less sentimental, in a similar color pattern and save the blankets for snuggling by the outdoor fireplace below. I ran across this great multi colored rag rug at HomeGoods which gave a nice thick texture to the table top.
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The next layers came easy, I love the look of galvanized metal especially for outdoor patio parties. So, I layered the galvanized chargers I got last year at Hobby Lobby with these fun, brightly colored plates, I found at the Dollar Tree. I thought that these plates resembled Fiestaware, but I am not going to be heartbroken if one gets dropped or broken outside. You may also have noticed that in lieu of a flower arrangement I decided to make a centerpiece of churros. An edible centerpiece, I mean, why not? It is festive and are another great snack to munch on while grilling and waiting on dinner. Another great recipe I have is my Churro Waffles, perfect if you are doing a brunch.
Designer Tip: If I am being completely honest here, I had the best of intentions of adding a few handmade tissue paper flowers to the churros arrangement, but I just ran out of time. So I am not too proud to offer up this idea to you guys for your celebration. Since mine are still just tissue paper packets located in the bat cave, in my office lol.
For my festive dessert course of my fiesta before the siesta, dessert. I decide to feature churros, for dipping into a Cafe Ole’ nightcap. I call this my Mexican version of coffee and donuts, lol. Honestly since Margarita’s are kind of a given for Cinco De Mayo, I wanted to offer up something a little more unique.
I came up with this fun recipe which is a spin on a traditional Cafe Au Lait, for Cinco de Mayo. When making a traditional Cafe Au Lait, strong French pressed coffee, is used. Then add steamed milk, it differs from a Caffè Latte, which uses espresso as a base. Let me say I adore coffee from a french press, and would choose to make it every day if I had the time.We added a full shot of William Wolf Coffee Whiskey to the brew. Then topped it with fresh made whipped cream, cinnamon, and a tasty espresso bean to garnish the drink. Served with warm churros and optional dipping sauces of caramel, Mexican Hot fudge or cinnamon flavored whip cream. Ole’!
*I was compensated for this post. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. These involve no extra cost to you, but may result in me receiving a small commission – for which I am very grateful! You can view my full advertising disclosure here.You may have seen me feature the Pecan Whiskey by William Wolf last fall for the Pumpkin Pie Martini’s. This season we were super excited to be selected to try their new Coffee Whiskey. Which I must say is absolutely divine! I can see many great recipes in our future with this coffee flavored whiskey. Be sure to check out their entire line of fun flavored Whiskies at www.thinklikeawolf.com
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