irish coffeeIt was a rainy, blustery morning here in New York City and I'm moving slowly. I have one thing on my mind right now: Coffee! But not just a plain cup of coffee. What would really get my engines going is a hot cuppa with a little something special mixed in. But that will have to wait until after work for me.
We all know about Irish coffee -- coffee spiked with whiskey (preferably Irish) with a glug of half 'n' half. But how about some other fun coffee drink ideas? Here are eight hot, spiky recipes to keep you niiiiiiiice and toasty this weekend.
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Cafe de Olla -- Coffee Mexican style, brewed with cinnamon. Use brown sugar if you can't find piloncillo, and if you add a dollop of Kahlua, we won't tell.
Bavarian coffee -- Kahlua and coffee is a classic combo, but a shot of Peppermint Schnapps makes is go down that much easier.
Cafe Brulot -- People from New Orleans party in style morning, noon, and night. No wonder their coffee is filled with fun -- specifically, an orange flavored liquor like Cointreau and warm winter spices like cinnamon and cloves.
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Cafe Royale -- It's coffee. It's brandy. It's a sprinkling of sugar and a dollop of whipped cream. What's not to like?
Cafe Foster -- A liquid version of a Banana Foster dessert? Yes please! It's dark rum, banana liquor (like 99 Bananas) topped with whipped cream.
Amaretto coffee -- Is coffee flavored with brandy and almondy amaretto nuts? Not at all.
White chocolate latte -- Take the ordinary latte up a few notches with Baileys and white chocolate chips.
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Of course, my favorite coffee drink is the Jamaica Coffee -- it's sweet with an extra warming kick!
Jamaica Coffee recipe via Allrecipes.com
- 3/4 fluid ounce dark rum
- 3/4 fluid ounce coffee flavored liqueur
- 1 cup brewed coffee
- 2 tablespoons whipped cream
- 1 chocolate covered coffee bean
1. Pour rum and coffee liqueur into a decorative coffee glass.
2. Fill glass with hot coffee.
3. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with a coffee bean.
What's your favorite hot coffee drink?
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