Coffee Cocktail
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About this Cocktail

First documented in Jerry Thomas' 1887 Bartender's Guide. He said, "The name of this cocktail is a misnomer, as coffee and bitters are not to be found among its ingredients, but it looks like coffee when properly concocted, and hence probably its name."

  • 1 1/2 oz Cognac
  • 1 1/2 oz ruby port
  • 1/2 tsp rich (2:1) simple syrup
  • 1 small egg

Shake frantically to emulsify the egg and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg.

  • Michelle Lecours
    Hi! Are you using the whole egg or just the white? Thanks xo
  • Stew Ellington
    Whole egg.
  • Laurel Javors
    Delicious. Makes for a great after dinner drink. Goes splendidly w an apple tart.
  • Ke_LAN Thos
    Professor Jerry Thomas has wineglass (2oz) port and pony (1oz) brandy...I like the balance of 2:1 better.

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