Thirsty Thursday: Coffee… with a Kick!

Rüdesheimer Kaffee

AKA: Rüdesheimer coffee

Doesn’t that look delightful!? Rüdesheimer Kaffee photo courtesy of Ama Waterways

1 ⅓ oz. Asbach Uralt (a dry, aged brandy such as Cognac, Armagnac, Brandy de Jerez, or any other quality German or California grape brandy will do)
3 sugar cubes
Brewed coffee
Decoration: whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles

Enjoy a cup on your next Ama Waterways Rhine River Cruise to Rüdesheimer Schloss Photo courtesy of Ama Waterways

Put three sugar cubes in a coffee cup. Add 1 ⅓ ounces (a double shot in the U.S. may be 2 fluid ounces or more) well-heated Asbach Uralt and light with a long match.
Stir with a long-stemmed spoon so that the sugar dissolves well and allow it to burn for about 1 minute. Top off to just about an inch below the edge of the cup with hot coffee. Put a dollop of whipped cream, sweetened with vanilla sugar, on top and add dark chocolate sprinkles.

Tip: Heat the brandy in a microwave-safe container for 1 minute at 600 watts or over hot water.

If you’d like to see the history and more about this recipe, click HERE to see Ama Waterways’ original blog posting!

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Photo courtesy of Ama Waterways

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