How to Make the Perfect Liqueur Coffee

Hands up who doesn't like a nice liqueur coffee at the end of a special dinner - not many I people expect!  The perfect after dinner drink at Christmas, Thanksgiving or of course New Year.

But how do you make the cream float on top?  Well it's actually really easy; follow my recipe for success.

Aldi have some seriously good priced Wines, Beers and Spirits.  Exclusive to Aldi this Chevalier Cognac is a great price at just £15.99 for a 70cl bottle.

Of course if you don't like Cognac you can make liqueur coffee with Whisky, Grand Marnier, Tia Maria,  Cointreau, Bourbon, Drambuie, the list is endless.

How to do it:
Put your kettle on to boil.  Have double cream at the ready and a suitable glass.  Put a teaspoon in the glass before you forget.

Add 2 heaped teaspoons of instant coffee along with 2 heaped teaspoons of Demerera sugar and a good drop of your chosen liqueur.

Make sure you have a teaspoon in the glass because if you don't, your glass will crack.  Pour on the water that's just off the boil, leaving enough room for the cream and give the coffee a good stir. 

Remove the teaspoon and using the back teaspoon, hold it so it is just touching the coffee. Slowly pour the cream onto the back of the spoon and the cream will sit on top of the coffee.

Sip the coffee through the cream and enjoy.

Top Tips for Success!

Don't forget to put a spoon in the glass whilst pouring in the hot water or it will crack!
Always use double (heavy) cream.
Try not to leave out the sugar, even if you don’t usually have sugar in your coffee since that's what helps to keep the cream from sinking.
Remember not to stir in the cream as the whole point is to sip the coffee through the floating cream.

Disclaimer:  I was sent a bottle of Cognac from Aldi to try.  I was not required to write anything positive.

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