Spanish Coffee #3

Drink Type: Hot Drink



Nothing is better on a cool day than a nice, steamy cup of coffee. That is, of course, unless you add something to the coffee to give it a little kick!

Next time you want something to take the chill off, and want it to include coffee and some of your favorite liquors, why not try creating a Spanish Coffee.

Making Spanish Coffee probably isnít something you would do every day, considering the amount of ingredients required in the recipe. But, when you make the drink, it will definitely be worth your while.

One of the most common recipes calls for a high-proof rum, such as Bacardi 151, brandy, Kahlua or any type of coffee-flavored liquor, whipped cream or whipped heavy cream, cinnamon, and sugar.

Rim a snifter with sugar. Add 151 to glass and lay on its side. Light 151 and rotate glass until sugar is caramelized all the way around. Then stand glass up and add brandy, Kahlua, and Tia Maria (can be done while still flaming). Add coffee leaving about an inch and a half to the top. Blend whipping cream until slightly thickened and pour slowly on top allowing it to float. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. The cinnamon will spark if the flame is still burning. Sean's comment: It's a labor intensive drink, but well worth it (especially if you're getting tipped).

For a drink that is just as tasty, but requires less ingredients, try combining hot coffee, run, and Tia Maria. Top with whipped cream, and youíll have a Spanish Coffee in no time!


Sean Driscoll