A traditional after-dinner drink
This amaretto coffee recipe is one of our basic Italian drinks.
It uses an Italian liquer called amaretto.
Amaretto coffee is not the same as an amaretto flavored coffee at a coffee house. This is less syrup-y sweet. And this has alchohol.
That's not saying you can't add sugar or sweetner to your coffee and make it taste like a Starbucks (with alchohol) - because you can.
Traditionally we add a shot to our coffee cup and the hit of cream is optional. There's no hard fast rule. But from a traditional standpoint - we just don't add sugar.
Now the men have a different way of looking at their after dinner coffee. A lot of times the uncles would want more of a hit than just the amaretto the women were having - and they made what I call a "man's" cafe amaretto. It has these same ingredients, but cognac added.
If you're not familiar with amaretto - see my amaretto recipes collection. You can make several Italian cakes with amaretto, and I have a few Italian cookie recipes that will call for it.
And if you are just looking to drink - there's a full list of Italian drinks if you scroll below.
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YIELD: 1 Serving
*1-2 oz amaretto
* 8 oz coffee
* 1/2 - 1 oz cream(this is optional - but SURE tastes good!)
* Uh, lets see..
* Take out clean glass.
* Take out amaretto.
* Take a shot of amaretto to make sure it's good enough to serve.
* If amaretto passes the taste test - proceed forward.
* I usually use a small after dinner dessert-drink mug - but I posted for a *normal* size mug.
* Throw it all together.
* Either stir in cream (yeah, you really do want it!)
* Use the squirty cream and make a pretty fluff on the top.
* Honestly, the flavor of the cream stirred in really makes this drink. Squirty cream is pretty but blends rather oily and not as tasty. (Now, that's just my food-snob opinion.)
NOTE: This costs $6.00-$10.00 at a bar. Costs a fraction of that at home!
REAL IMPORTANT NOTE: Make up a guest bed if you are serving friends or family. Keep your loved ones safe. Never drive buzzed, or tipsy - BECAUSE THAT'S FLIPPIN' DRUNK! (Yes, I have teen-agers)
What is amaretto?
An Italian liqueur that tastes like sweet almonds. BUT - there is wa-a-a-a-y more to it than just almonds!
Which brand of amaretto is the *best*?
Ok, I'm older - like in my 50's. I grew up with DiSaronno around my parents house. Di Saronno is a brand name, like Kraft or Pepsi. Amaretto was only recently imported to the USA. Ok, well in the 1960's. When it was newly imported here (in the USA) - that is what my family bought. I'm only partial to it - because I'm old school. The flavor is proven to me. And I know what to expect.
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Old Fashioned Cocktail
Rob Roy Recipe
Soco Amaretto Lime
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Memorial Day and Warmer Weather Treats!
It's finally warming up! In my neck of the woods we had SNOW on May 2nd. Now were on to the warm weather sweet treats!
I started celebrating by having a Sangria last night. Sangria is so easy to make - and the trick to making it spectacular is - following the super easy procedure. IF you need a brush up see:
How to Make Sangria
As for Memorial Day Goodies - I bake the LESS sticky stuff if I have to travel. And something that the kids can grab with their fingers as they cruise by the dessert table and run off to their next game. Cookies and brownies work the best for this!
The past month, these are my top five most viewed cookie recipes:
#1 Anisette Cookies
#2 Italian Wedding Cookie Recipe
#3 Pizzelle Recipe
#4 Ricotta Cheese Cookies
#5 Meringue Cookie Recipe
Have a fun filled Memorial Day!
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