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Delicious Comfort and Joy Cocktail

A delicious winter drink to chase away the cold

by: Paula Roy
A delicious winter warmer of a cocktail made with coffee liqueur

This cocktail is reminiscent of the flavour of Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Note: The recipe below calls for not too much booze as my homemade coffee liqueur (which is fabulous and so easy to make) is 180 proof. If you’re using commercially prepared Kahlua or Tia Maria, you may want to increase to four ounces per two cocktails.


3 ounces coffee liqueur
1 cinnamon stick
1 dried chili pepper (or 1/4 tsp chili flakes)
1 to 1 1/2 cups milk or 18% cream
Ice cubes



  Gently warm coffee liqueur in a small pot or microwave-safe jug – you want it very warm but not boiling.

  Add cinnamon stick and dried chili pepper. Let steep 10 minutes, then strain into two ice-filled glasses.

  Add 4 – 6 ounces of milk or cream to each glass; stir gently and serve.

Makes 2 drinks


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