Hot Coffee with Something Extra


With the days and nights getting cooler, the appeal of an after-dinner hot drink is heightened. And if that coffee (decaf of course) is laced with a little liqueur or something stronger…sounds good to me. It will help you relax with your spouse, with friends, before bed – and it tastes good too. For those who don’t like coffee, we’ve provided a hot chocolate version as well. Bottoms up! Each recipe serves 2 because no one likes to drink alone!

Polynesian Coffee
This evokes tropical breezes and lazy days and nights.
2 ounces rum
1 ounce amaretto
2 cups hot black coffee
Whipped Cream (pareve or dairy, depending on your situation)

Pour the rum and amaretto into a heat-proof coffee glass. Fill with hot coffee. Top with whipped cream. Enjoy!


Mocha Coffee
4 ounces semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
2 cups hot coffee
Whipped cream (pareve or dairy)

Melt chocolate and stir until smooth. Stir in liqueur and coffee and pour into cups. Top with whipped cream. Save some for me!

Reggae Coffee
2 ounces coffee liqueur
2 ounces rum
2 cups strong hot coffee
Whipped cream (pareve or dairy)
Dash nutmeg

Mix the liqueur and rum and pour into heat-proof coffee glasses. Fill with coffee and stir. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.


Russian Hot chocolate
2 ounces coffee liqueur
1 ounce vodka
2 cups hot chocolate (instant or homemade)

Whipped cream and marshmallows

Pour liqueur and vodka into mug and fill with hot chocolate. Stir. Garnish with whipped cream and/or marshmallows, if desired.

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