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Who says the only way to serve coffee is black, or with cream and sugar.

These recipes contain no liquor,  however page two has the recipes for Coffee with Spirit. What a great way to entrain friends, or just make one for your self. 


Coffee Recipes

There is as many ways to serve coffee as there is people! While we each have our favorite, it never hurts to try something different. 

On these pages you will find some great recipes that have been given to me by friends and online visitors. Just think how much money you will save not having to go out to some fancy coffee house, not to mention it a great way to impress your friends.  ;-)

On this page you will find:

Coffee (no liquor) - Spiked Coffee (with liquor) - Baking & Cooking with Coffee

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Coffee (no liquor)
Cafe Borgia 


Coffee Float  





Mexican Coffee 

Mexican Mocha 



Orange Coffee




  Cafe Borgia (hot) 4 servings 
    2 cups strong Italian coffee 
    2 cups hot chocolate 
    whipped cream 
    grated orange peel (garnish) 
  1. Mix coffee and hot chocolate
  2. Pour into mugs
  3. Top with whipped cream and orange peel

Caribbean  (hot) 8 servings 
    1 coconut 
    2 cups milk 
    4 cups strong coffee 
    1 tablespoon sugar 
  1. Punch two holes in to coconut, pour liquid into saucepan
  2. Bake coconut for 30 minutes at 300 F degrees
  3. Break open coconut, remove meat, and grate.
  4. Mix coconut meat, coconut liquid, and milk in a sauce pan
  5. Heat over low heat until creamy.
  6. Strain
  7. Toast grated coconut under broiler
  8. Mix milk mixture, coffee, and sugar
  9. Pour into mugs, garnish with toasted coconut.

Coffee Float (cold) 4 servings 
    2 1/2 cups strong coffee 
    2 teaspoons sugar 
    2/3 cup cream 
    4 scoops of coffee flavored ice cream 
    1 large bottle of Coke 
  1. Sweeten coffee with sugar, and chill
  2. Mix coffee and cream
  3. Fill 4 glasses half full
  4. Add one scoop of ice cream to each glass
  5. Top with coke

European (hot) 2 servings 
    1 cup strong coffee 
    1 egg white 
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 
    2 tablespoons half and half 
  1. Beat egg white until forms soft peaks
  2. Gently add vanilla, and continue to beat to stiff peaks are formed
  3. Place into 2 coffee mugs
  4. Pour coffee over egg white
  5. top with half and half

Grog (hot) 6 servings 
    3 cups  coffee 
    1/2 cup heavy cream 
    1 cup brown sugar 
    2 tablespoons softened butter 
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 
    Peel of one large orange, broken into 6 pieces 
    Peel of one large lemon, broken into 6 pieces 
  1. Place one piece of each peel into cups
  2. Mix butter, sugar, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon
  3. Mix coffee and cream
  4. Pour both mixtures into cups and stir.

  Irish (hot) 2 servings 
    2 cups strong coffee 
    2 tablespoons orange juice 
    2 teaspoons lemon juice 
    whipped cream 
  1. Mix coffee, orange juice and lemon juice
  2. Pour into Irish whiskey glass
  3. Top with whipped cream

Mediterranean  (hot) 8 servings 
    8 cups strong coffee 
    1/3 cup sugar 
    1/4 cup chocolate syrup 
    1/2 teaspoon aniseed (tied in cheesecloth) 
    20 cloves 
    4 cinnamon sticks 
    whipped cream 
    orange and lemon twists 
  1. Place coffee, sugar, chocolate syrup, aniseed, cloves and cinnamon into a sauce pan
  2. Heat to 200 F degrees over medium heat
  3. Strain into mugs
  4. Top with whipped cream and twists

 Mexican (hot) 2 servings 
    2 cups water 
    1/4 cup coffee grounds (ground coarsely) 
    1 table spoon brown sugar 
    1 cinnamon stick 
  1. Place all ingredients into a sauce pan
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes
  3. Strain  into mugs

Mexican Mocha (hot) 4 servings 
    1 1/2 cups strong coffee 
    4 teaspoons chocolate syrup 
    3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
    1 tablespoon sugar 
    1/2 cup whipping cream 
  1. Put 1 teaspoon of chocolate syrup into each cup
  2. Mix Whipping cream, 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar.
  3. Whip until you have soft peaks
  4. Place the last 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon into coffee, and stir
  5. Pour coffee into cups, stir to mix in chocolate syrup
  6. Top with whipped cream mixture.

Mocha (hot) 4 servings 
    2 cups coffee 
    1/3 cup cocoa 
    2 cups milk 
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
    1/2 cup whipping cream 
    dash cinnamon 
  1. Mix cocoa, sugar, coffee and milk in a sauce pan
  2. Heat, over medium heat constantly stirring, until simmering
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla
  4. Pour into cups, top with whipped cream and cinnamon

Nogged Coffee (hot) 2 servings 
    1 cup coffee 
    1 egg yolk 
    1/2 cup cream 
    dash nutmeg 
  1. Beat sugar and egg yolk together
  2. Place cream into sauce pan, and heat over low setting
  3. Whisk in egg mixture
  4. Heat to 200 F degrees
  5. Pour coffee into to cups, and top with cream mixture
  6. garnish with nutmeg

Orange Coffee (hot) 2 servings 
    1 cup strong coffee 
    1 cup hot chocolate 
    2 orange slices 
    whipped cream 
    dash of cinnamon 
  1. Mix coffee and hot chocolate
  2. Place one orange slice into each cup
  3. Pour coffee mixture into cups
  4. Top with whipped cream, and garnish with cinnamon

Spice Coffee (hot) 8 servings 
    8 tablespoons coffee grounds 
    8 cups water 
    Peel of one large orange 
    Peel of one large lemon 
    30 cloves 
    4 teaspoons sugar 
  1. Place coffee and spices in coffee maker's basket
  2. Add water and brew
  3. Add sugar to coffee and serve.

Turkish (hot) 4 servings 
    1 1/2 cups cold water 
    4 teaspoons dark roast coffee (ground very fine) 
    4 teaspoons sugar 
  1. Heat water in saucepan, add coffee and sugar when warm
  2. Bring to boil
  3. Pour half of the coffee into demitasse cups.
  4. Return remaining coffee to stove, and allow to return to boil.
  5. Spoon off foam, and gently place into each cup (don't stir)

Viennese (hot) 4 servings 
    1/2 cup chocolate 
    2 1/2 cups strong coffee 
    4 tablespoons light cream 
    2/3 cup heavy cream 
    1 teaspoon sugar 
    dash of cinnamon 
    dash of cocoa 
  1. Melt chocolate in sauce pan
  2. Stir in light cream
  3. Slowly add coffee, beating until frothy
  4. In a cold bowl whip heavy cream and sugar
  5. Pour coffee mixture into cups
  6. Top off with heavy cream

  7. Garnish with sprinkle of cinnamon and cocoa



Coffee (with liquor)

Some like it HOT , others iced, then there are the ones who like it with a "kick".  All of the recipes below are for the 21+ coffee drinker.

Out of Bailey's? No problem, try some of these Irish Cream Recipes

Around the Campfire 
Brandy Frost 
Brandy Punch 
Cafe Au Vin 
Cafe Brulot 
Cafe Canadian 
Cafe Mexicano 
Calypso Coffee  
Coffee Liqueur 
Chocolate Grasshopper 
Iced Cream De Cacao 
Irish Coffee 
Irish Mocha Frost 
Noggin Coffee   
Spiced Coffee  
Southern Coffee
  Around the Campfire (cold) 4 servings 
6 tablespoons Louisiana coffee grounds (with chicory) 
3 cups cold water 
4 teaspoons sugar 
1 orange 
1 lemon 
couple dozen cloves 
four cinnamon sticks broken in half 
8 oz. brandy 
  1. Pour 2 cups of the water into a pan, and place over fire
  2. Peel orange and lemon, trying to keep the peeling in large pieces.
  3. Stick cloves into peelings
  4. When water is boiling, add coffee and allow to boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from fire, and add last cup of water
  6. In a second pan place peelings and sugar, heat until sugar is melted.
  7. Remove from fire, strain coffee into second pot
  8. Add brandy, stir and serve

Brandy Frost (cold) 2 servings 

1 cup strong coffee, cold 
2 tablespoons sugar 
1 cup half and half 
2 oz brandy 
4 ice cubes 
whipped cream 

  1. Place all ingredients into blender. Mix until smooth
  2. Pour into tall glasses

  3. Top with whipped cream

Brandy Punch (cold) 6 servings 
3 cups strong coffee, cold 
1/2 cup sugar 
6 eggs 
1 lemon peel grated 
2/3 cups brandy 
  1. Beat eggs and lemon peel until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add sugar, continue beating until thick
  3. Gently stir in coffee
  4. Gently stir in brandy
  5. Serve in chilled glasses, or clear cups

Cafe Au Vin (cold) 

1 cup strong coffee, cold 
2 oz. Tawny Port wine 
2 tablespoons sugar 
1/2 teaspoon orange peel 
dash of  cinnamon 

  1. Place all ingredients into blender. Mix at high speed
  2. Pour into wine glasses

Cafe Brulot (hot) 
3 cups Louisiana coffee (with chicory) 
1/2 cup orange flavored liquor 
1/4 cup brandy 
1 tablespoon brown sugar 
1 cinnamon stick 
5 whole cloves 
1 orange rind - slivered thinly 
1 lemon rind - slivered thinly 
  1. Place sugar, cinnamon, cloves and rinds in a skillet, heat until sugar begins to dissolve.
  2. Add orange liquor and brandy, continue to heat
  3. When hot, fill a metal ladle with liquid, and carefully ignite.
  4. Carefully add back to skillet, to ignite liquid in skillet.
  5. After Flame goes out, add coffee.
  6. Continue to heat
  7. When hot, serve.

Cafe Canadian (hot) 4 servings 
1/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons real maple syrup 
1/2 cup Rye whiskey 
3 cups of double strength coffee 
3/4 cup whipping cream 
  1. Whip cream, adding the 4 teaspoons of syrup, until makes soft peaks
  2. Pour the 1/4 cup of syrup equally divided into 4 heated cups
  3. Pour hot coffee in to cups, leaving room for topping
  4. Spoon whip cream mixture on top

Cafe Mexicano (hot) 
8 cups water 
1 cup coffee beans (ground regular) 
1/3 cup dark brown sugar (packed) 
1/2 oz. backing chocolate (chop fine) 
1/2 cup coffee liquor 
1/4 cup brandy 
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1 cinnamon stick 
2 cloves 
  1. Place water, sugar, chocolate, cinnamon and cloves into saucepan.
  2. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in coffee, liquor and brandy, let stand for 5 minutes
  5. Stir in vanilla
  6. Strain (to remove coffee grounds)
  7. Serve

Chocolate Grasshopper  (cold) 4 servings 
1 cup strong coffee, cold 
1 cup chocolate ice cream 
2 ounces cream de menthe 
4 mint sprigs (to garnish) 
  1. Mix coffee, ice cream and cream de menthe in blender.
  2. Pour in to wine glasses, and garnish.

Calypso Coffee (hot) 6 servings 
5 cups hot coffee 
2 tablespoons light rum 
4 tablespoons Tia Maria 
whipped cream 
  1. Heat all ingredients together
  2. Pour in to cups, top with whipped cream

Coffee Liqueur 16 oz. 
1 large vanilla bean 
1 cup cold water 
1 cup dark roast coffee 
1 cup vodka 
3/4 cup brown sugar 
1/4 cup sugar 
2 tablespoons dark molasses 
  1. Place vanilla bean in your carafe. (coffee pot)
  2. Brew coffee using the dark roast, let cool.
  3. Pour coffee, back into coffee maker and re-brew through the same grounds.
  4. Mix coffee, vodka, sugar and molasses.
  5. Pour into clean bottle, close tightly.
  6. Let sit for two days.
  7. CLEAN out your coffee pot NOW!!

Iced Cream De Cacao (cold) 2 servings 
1/2 cup sugar 
1/2 cup water 
2 cups strong coffee, cold 
2 oz. Cream de cacao 
1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder 
2 tablespoons whipped cream 
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel 
  1. Simmer sugar and water until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Let cool, and set aside.
  3. Mix coffee, Cream de cacao and 2 teaspoons of sugar mixture. (save remaining sugar mixture for next batch)
  4. Pour in to stemmed glasses.
  5. Top with whipped cream, cocoa, and orange peel.

Irish Coffee (hot) 
 #1 Thanks to John M. from Dublin, Ireland, who donated this "authentic version".
1 Measure of Irish Whiskey (3-5 cls)
1 teaspoon of sugar 
1 heaped desert spoon of whipped cream
Hot strong coffee to fill the glass
  1. Pre-warm a stemmed glass.
  2. Add the whiskey.
  3. Add the sugar and stir in the coffee.
  4. Float the whipped cream on top.
Do not stir after adding the cream. 
Drink the coffee through the cream 

2/3 cup strong coffee, hot 
2 tablespoons Irish Whiskey 
1 teaspoon sugar (some people use brown sugar, other white sugar) 
whipped cream 

  1. Mix coffee, whiskey, and sugar
  2. Pour in to cup or glass
  3. Top with whipped cream

Irish Mocha Frost  (cold) 2 servings 
1/2 cup freshly brewed  coffee (strong) 
1 cup milk 
1 cup Baileys 
4 teaspoons cocoa powder 
  1. In a small saucepan, combine coffee, milk and cocoa.
  2. Heat the mixture over moderate heat, whisking, until the cocoa is dissolved, and let it cool.
  3. Stir in 1/2 cup of the Baileys.
  4. Pour the mixture into ice cube tray, and freeze.
  5. Place frozen mixture in blender with remaining Baileys.
  6. Blend until smooth, but still frozen
  7. Serve

Jamaican (hot) 2 servings 
2 cups strong coffee (hot) 
2 oz. Kahlua 
2 oz. dark rum 
whipped cream 
dash of nutmeg 
  1. Mix the Kahula and rum, and pour into cups
  2. Fill the rest of the cup with coffee, and stir
  3. Top with whipped cream and dash of nutmeg

Mocha (hot) 2 servings 
4 oz. chocolate 
2 tablespoons Kahlua 
1 cup strong coffee (hot) 
whipped cream 
  • Melt chocolate
  • Gradually add Kahlua and coffee
  • Pour in to cup, top with whipped cream

Noggin Coffee (warm) 6 servings 
2/3 cup milk 
2/3 cup light cream 
2/3 cup heavy cream 
1 1/4 cups sweetened coffee 
4 eggs, separated 
4 teaspoons Cream de Cacao 
grated nutmeg 
  1. In a saucepan over low heat, whisk together milk, light cream and coffee.
  2. When mixture in hot, but not boiling, beat in egg yolks.
  3. Cook until mixture thickens
  4. Strain and let cool
  5. Stir in Cream de Cacao
  6. Beat egg whites until stiff, fold into mixture
  7. Pour into cups or glasses, sprinkle with nutmeg.

Spiced Coffee (cold) 2 servings 
2 cups of strong coffee, cold 
2 oz. light rum 
2 tablespoons sugar 
2 tablespoons light cream 
2 cinnamon sticks 
dash of powdered cloves 
dash of allspice 
  1. Mix everything expect for cinnamon sticks
  2. Pour over ice, and garnish with cinnamon sticks

Southern Coffee (cold) 2 servings 
1 cup coffee, cold 
4 tablespoons Southern Comfort 
4 tablespoons apricot brandy 
1/4 cup heavy cream 
  1. Dump everything into a blender, mix well

  2. Pour into chilled glass

Baking with Coffee

I'm sure you've heard of coffee so think you could cut it with a knife, well here are some coffee recipes you can cut. While coffee is a very popular drink is is also used in different recipes.  Several of the recipes below require Kahlua, any coffee liquor can be substituted.

Also since baking requires more steps than mixing a drink, all recipes will open in a page of their own so that they can be easily printed.

  Cappuccino Brownies  

Chocolate Coffee Angel Food Cake

Coffee Brulee

Coffee Pecan Pie 

Coffee Pudding 

Easy Espresso Cupcakes 

Espresso Cheese Cake

Mocha Soufflé with Chocolate Sauce 

Real Coffee Cake