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A liqueur coffee is a caffeinated alcoholic drink that consists of a shot of liqueur, mixed with coffee. It is typically served in a liqueur glass, often accompanied with cream and sugar. Coffee liqueur beverages are served in different fashions and can be found throughout many countries. One of the most popular liqueur coffee beverage is commonly known as Irish coffee.[1] Liqueur coffee beverages are largely classified as cocktails as well as digestifs which are aimed at aiding the digestive process typically after a meal.

Liqueur used in coffee

A liqueur is an alcoholic drink with syrup qualities containing additives that sweeten and flavor the beverage. There is a category of liqueur called coffee liqueur that was first produced in the 16th century. Throughout the years, coffee liqueurs have been made with a variety of additives and types of alcohol, although it generally has a rum base with coffee and vanilla flavorings.[2] Some of its core ingredients include roasted coffee beans and their powder, sugar (white or brown), vanilla syrup, espresso, and alcohol. The roasted coffee is steeped along with the sugar and other ingredients in the alcohol to produce the coffee liqueur. One of the most popular coffee liqueurs is Kahlua, which has been manufactured in Mexico since 1936.[3][4] Other than liqueurs, there are various types of other alcoholic beverages that are also frequently mixed with other ingredients to produce liqueur coffee. Some of the most popular include vodka, rum, bourbon, and whiskey.[5]

In Europe

This is a list of names sometimes given to liqueur coffees in Europe. Some, such as Irish coffee, are widely used and more-or-less standard, with an official recipe from the International Bartenders Association. Others are local and idiosyncratic. There are many variations in nomenclature: the same name may be used for different combinations:

In the Americas

Here is a list of coffee liqueur beverages commonly served in the Americas.

In other regions

See also


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