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Amaretto Coffee

"A traditional after-dinner drink"

amaretto coffee

This amaretto coffee recipe is part of my amaretto drink recipes collection. Although this is one of our basic Italian drinks there is also one that's very similar to this - cafe amaretto. It's amazing how much bliss you can get from one bottle of amaretto!

Amaretto coffee is not the same as an amaretto flavored coffee at a coffee house. First this uses real amaretto - like the alcohol amaretto. The coffee houses like Starbucks uses a gross flavored syrup that is supposed to taste like the Italian liqueur amaretto. Two different things. Syrup - non alcohol playing on the word "amaretto". And then the real thing a true amaretto coffee that uses the Italian liqueur amaretto.

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 totally hate to cook, but LOVE amaretto see JUST my amaretto drink recipes. I'll make sure you get your money's worth from that bottle!

And if you are just looking to drink - there's a full list of Italian drinks if you scroll below - you will see my photo gallery. Just click on the drink that looks good and it will lead you to the recipe.

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Amaretto Coffee

YIELD: 1 blissful cup

Ingredients

* 1-2 oz amaretto

* 8 oz coffee

* 1/2 - 1 oz cream(this is optional - but SURE tastes good!)

Procedure

* 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!)

* OR

* 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)

I really don't know why people don't think of this drink more often. It's such a quick fix - only or a smidge more.


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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