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Coffee Cocktail Recipe


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Sorry, no coffee in this cocktail and actually there are no bitters either which, especially in the 1800's, defined a cocktail. The name Coffee Cocktail seems to refer to the "look" of the drink when "properly" concocted and the fact that the brandy-port combination makes it a fine drink before and after dinner as an alternative to coffee.

Despite it's deceptive name it is a classic and first appeared in print in Jerry Thomas' 1887 The Bar-Tender's Guide or How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks. Without a doubt, it is a great drink, especially if you seek out one of the finer ports available.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well (more than usual to ensure the egg is properly mixed).
  3. Strain into a port or sour glass.
  4. Dust the top with freshly grated nutmeg.

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