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#1 guajolote

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 09:32 AM

Nothing warms me up in the winter like a cup of coffee w/ a shot of bourbon, or sometimes Irish whiskey. My wife likes it with 1/2 shot of Baileys and 1/2 shot of Kahlua


#2 curlywurlyfi

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 09:34 AM

Ooooh yes. I like Frangelico, or Amaretto. hmmm - do you sense a nut theme?

and a couple of squares of Green & Black's Maya Gold chocolate goes very well alongside (dark chocolate with orange, cinammon and nutmeg).
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#3 Marlene

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 09:35 AM

I like to add Grand Marnier, Goldschlager, and whipped cream
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Posted 18 November 2003 - 09:38 AM

:wub:

I've got oodles of coffee drinks. I really love them. I think most often I'll add Tia or Kahlua, Bailey's and Frangelico.

I love Tuaca too.

Depends on mood. Sometimes I enjoy something a bit more spicy and go with a Calypso Coffee (Captain, Kahlua and coffee).


edited to add: Hot tea too!!! I love adding Grandma and Amaretto. Dreamy.

Edited by beans, 18 November 2003 - 09:43 AM.


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Posted 18 November 2003 - 10:28 AM

Oh boy, I love coffee drinks. When you live this far north you have to keep warm and they are great for that.

I love a lot of the ones already mentioned, especially Irish Whiskey with real whip cream, but also just adore coffee with Sambuca. I'm not usually an anise/licorice fan, but wow, there is something about that combination that sends me.
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Posted 18 November 2003 - 10:29 AM

Fernet Branca.

#7 fresco

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 10:32 AM

I like rum or cognac with, but not in, coffee.
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Posted 18 November 2003 - 10:57 AM

Definately GM in tea! :smile:
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Posted 18 November 2003 - 11:04 AM

I know this will come as a shock to everyone, but I like to add grappa. Not that ultra-modern clean stuff like Nonino, but good strong old fashioned stuff.

Caffe correcto - as it is called in in Italy - warms up everthing.
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Posted 18 November 2003 - 11:29 AM

i like frangelico.

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 11:54 AM

If I was still unwise enough to drink alcohol (there's a good reason why I'm a hard core espresso and coffee drinker :cool: ) ..... I'd either be adding Tia Maria to my black coffee or better yet, drinking B&B from a snifter with black coffee on the side in between sips.

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 12:47 PM

Definitely frangelico or grappa.

But, they are even better in coffee ice cream in the blazing Nebraska and Texas summers that I continually find myself in!
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#13 Anna N

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 01:54 PM

Akvavit - preferably Aalborg.
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#14 fresco

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 02:36 PM

Anna, is this the stuff with caraway, or without?
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Posted 18 November 2003 - 02:39 PM

Anna, is this the stuff with caraway, or without?

fresco, are you thinking of kummel?

#16 fresco

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 02:50 PM

Nope, akvavit. It's often (usually?) flavored with caraway. I bought a bottle in Denmark once. Definitely an acquired taste.
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Posted 18 November 2003 - 02:52 PM

Akvavit (also spelled as Aquavit) is similar to vodka and is distilled in Denmark. It is made from grain or potatoes and flavoured with caraway seeds.

Edited by beans, 18 November 2003 - 02:53 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2003 - 02:54 PM

Akvavit/Aquavit is a gap in my liquor experience. :sad:

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 02:56 PM

If you like caraway, you'll like akvavit. But you have to like caraway a lot.
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Posted 18 November 2003 - 02:56 PM

and kummel is

KIHM-uhl; KOO-muhl A sweet, colorless liqueur flavored with caraway seed, cumin and fennel.


Edited by guajolote, 18 November 2003 - 02:57 PM.



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Posted 18 November 2003 - 03:22 PM

My brother's "Special Coffee, " prepared the minute he enters a holiday, or weekend or weekday kitchen, no matter the time of day. :blink:

Coffee, big slug scotch, small slug Sambuca, whipped cream from a can. It's actually pretty good.

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#22 col klink

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Posted 18 November 2003 - 03:37 PM

I'm a big fan of bourbon or Irish whisky in my coffee.

On a related note (it will be eventually), my aunt and now my mother-in-law like to have their coffee "fluffed." Aunt Kristie picked up one of those milk frothers so you can whip up your milk or cream for your coffee. Well, when my wife and I visited Kristie up in Canada she was showing off her "fluffer" and of course we giggled like little school girls at the other connotation. Since my wife likes milk/cream in her coffee, she would take the fluffed milk. I took the joke even farther and said "no, I would not like my coffee fluffed, however I would like some Man fluff in mine." "What?" "Irish whisky please!"

edit: Aunt Kristie now knows the alternate meaning of fluffer.

Edited by col klink, 18 November 2003 - 03:39 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2003 - 07:29 AM

hmm. that should be a new starbucks job description.

#24 StephenT

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 07:42 AM

Whisk(e)y of almost any sort other than single malt (both because it's usually a waste and because I don't like my coffee to taste peaty).

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 11:59 AM

:smile: just some bailey's...I'm a simple gal

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Posted 19 November 2003 - 12:15 PM

Anna, is this the stuff with caraway, or without?

It's caraway-flavoured and I still make the coffee (every Sunday morning!) according to my late father-in-law's instructions:

Drop a dime into a small coffee cup. Add strong coffee until you can no longer see the dime. Add akvavit until the dime reappears. Add lots of sugar.

I have dispensed with the dime but the relative quantities remain the same.

This could be why I think there are only 6 days in a week. :raz:
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Posted 19 November 2003 - 12:54 PM

I like a layered Pousse Cafe

In a tall, thin glass pour carefully, so that they float on each other, in order

Sugar Syrup (can be coloured and/or flavoured)
Sweet black coffee
Sprits (e.g Irish Whiskey or any of the ones mentioned)
Cream, or egg nog
Whipped cream
Sprinkles

Any of the layers can be additionally coloured or flavoured), for example tint the cream green and add peppermint, or pink and framboise

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 09:50 PM

For me it's mediocre grappa in a doppio ristretto.

What's a fluffer Uncle Klink?
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Posted 24 November 2003 - 10:05 PM

I like espresso after dinner and although I've tried and enjoyed whisky and found brandy better, I've come to the conclusion that nothing does it for me like the combination of a good aged sipping rum such as Ron del Barrelito from Puerto Rico and espresso. Brandy and whiskies are better on the side as is anything else I find worth drinking. It's best to start with a good espresso and add the rum as you drink some coffee taking care to keep the cup full. At some point you may be drinking straight rum, which is fine too.
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