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Cocktail - Nikolaschka.jpg
Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served Straight up; without ice
Standard drinkware
Snifter Glass (Brandy).svg
Commonly used ingredients
  • Cognac
  • Coffee powder
  • Powdered sugar
  • Lemon disk, peeled
Preparation Pour cognac into brandy snifter, place lemon disk across the top of the glass and top with sugar and coffee.
Notes One should eat the lemon with the coffee and sugar mixture and then enjoy the drink.

A Nikolaschka is typically an after-dinner drink.



Pour cognac brandy snifter and place the lemon disk on top of the glass. Next cover half of the disk with coffee powder and the other half with a powdered sugar and serve.


For a Vodka Nikolaschka, substitute vodka for the cognac and an orange (fruit) disk for the lemon disk. However, some bartenders may use a lemon disk on this as well.

For a Nikolaschka Pillkallen, substitute Kirschwasser for the cognac, a slice of salami for the lemon disk, and French mustard (condiment) for the sugar and coffee.

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