Christmas Coffee
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Christmas Coffee
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Rating

4.6 / 5
As a fan of speciality coffees, I wanted to make the Irish coffee a little more festive. I added a few extra touches like a little holiday chocolate orange flavour. ... more As a fan of speciality coffees, I wanted to make the Irish coffee a little more festive. I added a few extra touches like a little holiday chocolate orange flavour. Be warned, it has quite a kick with whiskey, vodka and crème de cacao featuring.
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Whiskey
Garnish
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7.49% | 1.75 units *
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Hot
Stirred

Irish glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Christmas Coffee melds the comforting warmth of coffee with the zest of Cointreau and the richness of chocolate, spiked smoothly by whiskey. Best enjoyed on a cold December evening, this hot cocktail offers a festive twist that could easily become a holiday favorite.

Method
How to make a Christmas Coffee

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Prepare your favourite coffee and add milk sugar to taste
Add the rest of the ingredients and stir
Top with whipped cream as a garnish, and serve

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·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should I properly stir the Christmas Coffee to ensure the flavors blend well?

To ensure the flavors blend well in the Christmas Coffee, start by adding the Cointreau, Creme De Cacao, and Whiskey to the Irish glass. Next, pour the hot coffee over these ingredients. Use a long spoon to gently stir the mixture for about 30 seconds, ensuring that the coffee mixes thoroughly with the liquors. This method helps to unify the flavors and ensures a smooth taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Christmas Coffee to enhance its holiday spirit?

To enhance the holiday spirit of Christmas Coffee, serve it in a traditional Irish coffee glass to highlight its appearance. Consider garnishing with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg, and a dollop of whipped cream on top for an extra festive touch. Serve immediately while hot, accompanied by holiday cookies or a cinnamon stick on the side for that extra festive feel.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of whiskey in the Christmas Coffee if I don't have the one suggested?

Yes, you can substitute another type of whiskey in the Christmas Coffee if you don't have the suggested one. While the recipe calls for a specific amount of whiskey, feel free to use your preferred brand or type. Whether it’s a more robust Irish whiskey or a smoother bourbon, the choice can subtly alter the flavor profile, catering to your personal taste.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Christmas Coffee compare to other traditional holiday cocktails?

The Christmas Coffee has an alcohol content of approximately 7.49%, which places it on the lighter side compared to other traditional holiday cocktails. For instance, classic Eggnog with rum or bourbon can range from 10% to 20% alcohol by volume, depending on how it's made. This makes Christmas Coffee a more moderate option for those wishing to enjoy the festive spirit with a lower alcohol content.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving Christmas Coffee?

Christmas Coffee, with its warm and festive flavors, is best suited for cold weather occasions, especially during the holiday season. It's perfect for Christmas morning, holiday gatherings, or as a warming drink after spending time outdoors in the winter. Its comforting warmth and holiday-themed ingredients make it an excellent choice for any festive celebration or a cozy night in.

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