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A liqueur coffee is a coffee beverage with a shot of liqueur. It is typically served in a liqueur glass, accompanied many times with cream and sugar. This beverage is popular among various countries and is generally referred to as Irish Coffee. Liqueur coffee beverages are largely classified as cocktails but some beverages are classified as a digestif which are aimed at aiding the digestive process typically after a meal.
Liqueur used in Coffee
A liqueur is an alcoholic drink with syrup qualities containing additives that sweeten and flavor the beverage. There is a category of liqueur called coffee liqueur that was first produced in the 16th century. Throughout the years, coffee liqueurs have been made with a variety of additives and types of alcohol, although it generally has a rum base with coffee and vanilla flavorings. Some of its core ingredients include roasted coffee beans and their powder, sugar (white or brown), vanilla syrup, espresso, and alcohol. The roasted coffee is steeped along with the sugar and other ingredients in the alcohol to produce the coffee liqueur. One of the most popular coffee liqueurs is Kahlua, which has been manufactured in Mexico since 1936.
Liqueur Coffee in Europe
This is a list of names sometimes given to liqueur coffees in Europe. Some, such as Irish coffee, are widely used and more-or-less standard, with an official recipe from the International Bartenders Association. Others are local and idiosyncratic. There are many variations in nomenclature: the same name may be used for different combinations:
- Whiskey Coffee/ Irish Coffee
- Whiskey Coffee is most often known as Irish Coffee. Though many people claim to be the first to create Irish Coffee, it is most credited to Joe Sheridan, who found it in the winter of 1943 in Ireland . It is served as a Cocktail and is typically prepared with a teaspoon of sugar, 4 ounces of rich hot coffee and lightly whipped double cream on top.
- Irish coffee is sometimes referred too as Gaelic Coffee as well. Irish cream coffee, is a variant served with Irish cream. It is commonly also known as Bailey's coffee or Sultan Special coffee, when served specifically with the brand Baileys.
- Grand French Coffee
- Café com cheirinho
- Cafe Come Cheirinho is a liqueur coffee beverage originating from Portugal. It classified as an after-dinner drink and is used as a digestif. It is mostly prepared with either wine or a type of Brandy.
- Other names related involve, Parisienne coffee, French coffee, or Cafe Royale, with grape brandy, such as cognac or armagnac
- Rudesheimer Kaffee
- Caffè corretto,
- Caffe Corretto is an Italian coffee beverage that has been popularized worldwide It is a generally served as cocktail and prepared with a shot of chilled espresso, Galliano Ristretto, simple syrups, and Amaro di Toscana. It can also be served with vodka as well.
- It can also be served with grappa or sambuca.
- Kaffekask is a coffee beverage that originated from Sweden. It is served as a cocktail and is prepared with flavored Schnapps and often, sugar.
- Monk's coffee, with Bénédictine
- Friar's coffee/Friar-Joe, with Frangelico
- Skye coffee, with Drambuie
- Flemish coffee, with jenever
- Norman coffee, with calvados
Liqueur Coffee in the Americas
- English Coffee, with Gin
- Calypso coffee, Spanish coffee, or Jamaican coffee
- Witch's coffee, Strega
- Witches Coffee is an American coffee beverage that is prepared with sugar, rum, Strega (Saffron-infused liqueur) and Averna Cream.
- Cafe Caribbean
- Carajillo is a liqueur coffee beverage that is served as digestif after meals. It is prepared with espresso, Licor 43 (a sweet Spanish liqueur), and over ice.
- American Coffee with bourbon/ Kentucky Coffee
- An American liqueur coffee beverage served as a digestif. It is prepared with bourbon heavy cream, and sugar.
- Mexican Coffee with Tequila and Kahlúa.
- Coffee with absinthe
Liqueur Coffee in other Regions of the World
- Australian coffee, with Bundaberg rum
- Shin Shin coffee, with rum
- Seville coffee, with Cointreau
- Corfu coffee, Koum Quat with liquor
- Kúmen Kaffi, with Brennivín,
- Paraguayan coffee, with syrup of sugarcane and Caña Paraguaya rum
- Tilburg coffee, with Schrobbelèr
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