Perk Up…It’s Winter Holiday Coffee to the Rescue!

amaretto coffeeBaby its cold outside…time for some spiked coffee to keep you warm, caffeinated and sane during the holidays! Whether you’re snuggling by the fire or hosting an intimate gathering, warm, holiday coffee “cocktails” are perfect for weekend brunch or chilly evenings. There are hundreds of liqueurs that taste great with coffee, we like this recipe because Amaretto has a classic, holiday flavor.  This amazing coffee drink pairs well with sugar cookies, vanilla bean ice cream or extra shots of amaretto!

Amaretto Coffee:
1/2 cup amaretto
1/4 cup of brandy
4 teaspoons of sugar
3 cups of fresh coffee (decaf okay but strong regular preferred)
Whip cream
Lightly toasted sweet almonds or semi-sweet chocolate chips

To prepare:
For four 8-ounce mugs combine 2 tablespoons of the amaretto, 1 tablespoon of the brandy, and 1 teaspoon of the sugar, pour coffee in mugs and stir the drinks until the sugar is dissolved. Top each drink with a dollop of whip cream and garnish with almonds or chocolate chips.

Holiday coffee drinks only come around once a year and we’re not talking about eggnog lattes. This time of year is cold, busy and somewhat stressful. Remember to slow down and treat yourself, even if you’re the one throwing the party. Snuggle up with your favorite hot drink, twist it up with a delicious flavored liqueur and enjoy!

Happy Holidays!

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