Cortado Recipe: Honey Bee Variation

We’ve all woken up from a rough night of sleep and scrounged around for any drop of coffee we could find. In those moments, the focus is one thing: quantity.

But not every coffee-drinking experience should revolve around that primal, “survival” attitude, should it? After all, coffee can be a very sophisticated drink.

Have you ever found yourself craving something different? Perhaps a smaller, higher-quality cup of coffee? Something delicate, carefully brewed and made to be sipped, not chugged?

If that sounds like what you’re after, you need to try this honey bee cortado recipe.

Honey Bee Cortado

Have you ever found yourself craving something delicate, carefully brewed and made to be sipped, not chugged? The cortado is an incredible drink that reminds us that life doesn’t always have to revolve around the “bigger is better” concept.

Course Drinks
Cuisine spanish
Keyword honey bee cortado
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 people
Calories 408 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 shots espresso
  • steamed milk same amount as the coffee
  • 1/4 oz vanilla syrup
  • 1/4 oz honey syrup

Instructions

  1. Brew a double shot of espresso

  2. Steam the milk

  3. Add in the vanilla and honey syrups to the coffee and mix it up

  4. Add the milk into the coffee/syrup mixture

What is a Cortado? 

So, what is a cortado? Cortado is a Spanish word that means “chopped” or “cut”, so simply put, a cortado is an espresso that has been “cut” by an equal amount of steamed milk.

That’s it! Simple and sweet.

The cortado is an incredible drink that reminds us that life doesn’t always have to revolve around the “bigger is better” concept.

Sometimes a four-ounce cortado brewed to perfection can do way more than that super-sized, grande, supremo, gallon-sized mug of crap you can get at the drive-through.

Can we get an amen?

How to Make a Honey Bee Cortado


And there you have it! If you’ve made it this far you should have a deliciously sweet cortado in hand. Nice job!

Remember to sip it slowly, as the name of the game here is taste, texture, and overall experience – not inhaling it at lightning speed. 

This is NOT a large cup of drive-through crap! It’s coffee at its finest.

If you care to share, we’d appreciate it! Also, please comment and let us know how your own experience went.