Though the Basic Espresso is pretty delightful all on its own, this rich coffee beverage is even better than the original as it includes new complementary flavors that meld perfectly with the espresso coffee to create a fantastic new drink! This warm coffee cocktail is known as the Alexander espresso and is based on the basic espresso, with added cinnamon flavor, crème de cacao and brandy for that extra kick.
This Alexander espresso recipe would make a great drink to serve your friends at a dinner party. This drink would definitely “wow” them. Impress them with your espresso-making skills and they will probably believe you bought some expensive espresso coffee machine! You’ve done one better and made this delightful espresso drink with just regular ingredients commonly found in most home bars.
This is definitely a “grown up” drink, suitable for those days when you are feeling for that extra oomph. So put on your big boy pants, and let’s make some Alexander espresso. The recipe starts out with the basic espresso formula, and then we introduce additional goodies to create a whole new espresso experience. We know you’re very excited to get started with your own Alexander espresso, so here is the quick and easy recipe so you can get going!
READY IN: 10 minutes
MAKES: 1 serving
½ cup boiling water
1 tablespoon instant coffee
1 inch cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons crème de cacao
1 teaspoon brandy
2 tablespoons whipped cream
Chocolate shavings(for garnish)
Mug (for serving)
Combine the instant coffee and boiling water in your mug. Mix well with a teaspoon until the coffee is fully dissolved.
Break the cinnamon stick into small pieces and add it to the hot espresso coffee. Allow it to cool for 1 minute.
Add the crème de cacao and brandy, and stir gently to combine.
Top with the whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Your Alexander espresso is now complete! This warm coffee is quite delicious, but always remember that it still contains liquor, so might feel a little bit mellow after having this drink. Don’t underestimate its power, even though it’s such a tasty concoction!
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