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Coffee with a dash: 14 delicious variations and tips

Hmmm, how that smells! Freshly brewed coffee smells temptingly delicious and is the number one pick-me-up for many. Even in the afternoon with a piece of cake, the brown gold is rarely spurned. If you want to give the whole thing a little kick, pour a shot of high-proof alcohol into the coffee. The recipes that we have put together for you show how varied coffee with a dash is.

Another tip before you enjoy the coffee: Pre-warmed cups increase coffee enjoyment. Because cold porcelain immediately removes some of the heat from espresso and coffee. If more cool ingredients are added, the temperature drops further – and the espresso or coffee is only lukewarm. How do you do that? Very simple: pour hot water into the coffee cup and let it stand until it is warm. Before you fill in your coffee specialty, you simply pour the water away.

Coffee with a dash – recipes

These delicious coffee ideas are particularly well known in Germany:

Pharisees with rum

  • 125 ml hot strong coffee
  • 3 cl brown rum
  • 1- 2 sugar cubes
  • whipped cream

That's how it's done:

  1. Warm the rum in the saucepan slightly and brew the coffee.
  2. Add sugar to the coffee cup as desired and pour coffee over it.
  3. Then add the rum and spread the cream on top.

Schwaten (also: Schwatten) with grain

  • 125 ml of weak coffee
  • 2 cl grain
  • sugar

Preparation of the Schwaten coffee:

  1. Put weak but hot coffee in a cup.
  2. Add sugar at will.
  3. Warm the grain (do not let it boil).
  4. Put the warm grain in the coffee and stir.

Rüdesheim coffee with brandy

  • 125 ml hot strong coffee
  • 4 cl brandy
  • 3 pieces of sugar cubes
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate flake

That's how it's done:

  1. Warm up the brandy (do not let it boil!) And prepare coffee.
  2. Put the sugar in a tall cup.
  3. Pour the warm brandy over the sugar cubes and flambé (e.g. light with a match) until the flame has gone out.
  4. Pour in the coffee and finally add the whipped cream and who likes grated chocolate.

Diplomatic coffee / Dutch coffee with eggnog

  • 125 ml coffee
  • 4 cl eggnog
  • whipped cream
  • cocoa powder

The preparation is very simple:

  1. Pour hot coffee into the cup, pour in egg liqueur.
  2. Put the whipped cream on top and sprinkle with a little cocoa powder.

A variation of the coffee with eggnog is to use milk foam instead of the cream topping.

Here you can find another variant for post-cats: coffee egg liqueur drink with hazelnut.

With a cream topping, it is best to use whipped cream and leave the spray cream in the cupboard. So you can whip cream.

More delicious variations with a shot

In Austria you still know these delicious variants:

  • Biedermeier: Coffee with cream (whipped cream) and apricot liqueur
  • Fiacre: Mocha with sugar, cream and rum (or fruit brandy Sliwowitz)
  • Cossacks coffee: Mocha with sugar, red wine and vodka
  • Kaisermelange: Coffee with cognac and whipped cream with sugar and egg yolk

Coffee with a dash of specialties from all over the world

  • Dokkumer Kofje from the Netherlands: strong coffee with a dash of bitter herb (Beerenburg), sugar and whipped cream.
  • Caffè Corretto from Italy: fresh espresso with grappa and sugar
  • Irish Coffee from Ireland: strong coffee with Irish whiskey, brown sugar, cream and a little cocoa
  • Café Royal from France: coffee with flambéed brandy or cognac
  • Café brûlot from France: strong coffee with cognac, sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves, orange or lemon zest and orange liqueur

Coffee with splash in summer

In summer it can be iced coffee, right? You can also serve this with a dash of alcohol; amaretto or cream liqueur is an excellent match. Café Mazagran, on the other hand, offers a different flavor:

Mazagran Café

The Iced Coffee from Portugal is particularly interesting for warmer days. You need:

  • 1 cup of chilled coffee
  • a lemon
  • ice cubes
  • at will sugar

If you want to add a dash of alcohol, you go for it Brandy or rum,

Preparation of Café Mazagran:

  1. Squeeze the lemon and pour the juice into a glass.
  2. Pour in the sugar and pour about three quarters of the cup with coffee.
  3. Stir in the rum.
  4. Add ice cubes and a lemon wedge.

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