Italian Coffee Cocktail Recipe

Italian Coffee with Strega Liqueur
Spike your coffee with the bewitching Strega to create an Italian Coffee. Brian Lestart/Photolibrary/Getty Images
  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

Like many hot coffee drinks, the Italian Coffee is defined by a single liqueur. In this case, the "national" spirit is Strega, an Italian digestif. Strega brings a distinct herbal blend to coffee and it is quite delicious with hints of juniper, saffron, and mint. When made with a dark roasted bean (french press is ideal here) this makes an excellent after dinner cup of coffee.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the Strega into an Irish coffee glass.
  2. Fill with hot coffee.
  3. Top with whipped cream
  4. Garnish with grated nutmeg.