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Coffee Cocktail, Swank #25

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Coffee Cocktail
Coffee Cocktail

The Coffee Cocktail is cocktail number 25 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.

Coffee Cocktail history

Leo Engel’s American and Other Drinks, published in 1878, contains a Criterion Coffee Punch recipe consisting of coffee, egg, and brandy – similar to the Swank Coffee Cocktail recipe if Cointreau is swapped for the egg.

Leo Englel’s American and Other Drinks, 1878, p. 71, Criterion Coffee Punch.
Leo Engel’s American and Other Drinks, 1878, p. 71, Criterion Coffee Punch.

A different Coffee Cocktail recipe was quite popular in the late 1800s that actually contained no coffee. This Coffee Cocktail consisted of brandy, port, and sugar, then topped with nutmeg. Interestingly, in Savannah, Georgia in 1891, it was suggested the cocktail appropriate for “younger members of the the family” by adding a bit more ice and serving it in a smaller glass

“Coffee Cocktail,” newspaper article, The Morning News (Savannah, Georgia), 22 Nov 1891, p. 9, col. 3.
“Coffee Cocktail,” newspaper article, The Morning News (Savannah, Georgia), 22 Nov 1891, p. 9, col. 3.

Coffee Cocktail recipe

Coffee Cocktail recipe
Coffee Cocktail recipe

1/3 Brandy, 1/3 Cointreau, 1/3 cold black coffee. Shake well with ice and strain into glass. Best for after dinner.

Ingredients used:

  • Nespresso Odacio coffee
  • Cointreau
  • E & J Brandy VSOP Grand Blue

Coffee Cocktail review

Our ratings (1-5 🍸)

Greg: 🍸🍸🍸
Kim: 🍸🍸🍸

Reminiscent of liquor-filled candy, the Coffee Cocktail is a bit sweet. Not really our thing but, for those that like those confections, this may hit the spot.

Next up… Cocktail #26, Collins

Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days

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