Midnight Express | Cocktail Party

Midnight Express

Midnight Express cocktail with hot coffee, cognac, amaretto, simple syrup, and whipped cream

The Midnight Express, from Jim Meehan’s PDT Cocktail Book, is everything we ever wanted in a hot coffee cocktail. It’s rich, nutty, comforting, and easy to make, and the whipped cream on top lets you drink it right away, even piping-hot.

Ingredients

Instructions

Start by beating the cream in a separate bowl or cup until thickened, while you brew the coffee.

In a mug or toddy glass, add the coffee, cognac (or brandy), amaretto, and simple syrup (or brown sugar syrup). Give it a stir, and top with a layer of the whipped cream. Garnish with a dusting of freshly-grated nutmeg.

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