Alpine Coffee

Vickie Parks


This is popular in the Alps region of Switzerland, Germany and Austria where the chilly mountain climate and long skiing season make hot drinks such a necessity. A few sips of this will keep you warm on those snowy, chilly mornings.


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5 Min
No-Cook or Other


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  • 8 oz
    fresh brewed hot coffee (strong)
  • ·
    sugar and cream, to taste
  • 1 1/2 oz
    frangelico or other hazelnut liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz
    kirsch (cherry brandy)
  • 2 Tbsp
    whippped cream
  • ·
    a dusting of fresh grated nutmet, for garnish
  • ·
    dark chocolate shavings, for garnish

How to Make Alpine Coffee


  1. Pour coffee into a large coffee mug.
  2. Add cream and sugar to taste (optional).
  3. Stir in the Frangelico and kirsch.
  4. Top with whipped cream, and grate nutmeg (about 3 to 4 "scratches") on top of the whipped cream. Garnish with a few chocolate shavings, and serve immediately while coffee is still hot.

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About Alpine Coffee

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks, Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: German

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