The Beccaccino

I discovered this recipe on the Imbibe website and it sounded quite intriguing.

The Beccaccino
1oz. brandy
.5oz. Bénédictine
.5oz. Amaretto (Disaronno Original)
.5oz. Irish Mist
2.5oz. chilled, strong coffee (El Salvador Estate Peaberry)
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, stir and strain into a glass. Garnish with whip cream and 3 coffee beans. I used homemade whip cream which is rather simple to make.
Notes:
It is essential to use your favorite coffee as this is the primary ingredient. The brandy comes through in the beginning right along with the coffee. The bénédictine and Irish Mist combine to add a subtle honeyed, fruity and spicy note that dances across the palate underneath the bitterness of the coffee. The whip cream adds a sweet and creamy texture to the whole experience. I don’t get much if any amaretto although occasionally I experienced a subtle nutty flavor but I really had to search for it. In fact if I didn’t know it was an ingredient I would have never known by taste alone it was there.
If you like coffee and strong drinks then you should definitely check it out.

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