Thanksgiving Day Hot Coffee for Early Birds

Thanksgiving morning begins early for some; those who wake to prepare the meal for the day. For such early risers it seems only appropriate to me that the day should start out with a freshly brewed strong pot of coffee. There are simple pleasures in life and a strong coffee start to the day is merely one of them. Once the eyelids are lifted it is time to remember the day is for giving thanks, so have some fun with your morning coffee and celebrate the day.

Cocoa Butter Café

Millionaires Coffee - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin1 measure Chocolate Vodka

1/2 measure Butterscotch Schnapps

1/2 measure Amaretto

Fresh Brewed Coffee

Whipped Cream

Butterscotch & Chocolate Syrups Garnish

Place vodka, schnapps and amaretto in heat resistant coffee or latte mug. Top with fresh brewed coffee. Garnish with whipped cream. Drizzle butterscotch and chocolate syrups over top in lattice work fashion.

Coffee Nudge

1/3 measure Crème de Cacao

3/4 measure Coffee Liqueur

3/4 measure Brandy

Fresh Brewed Coffee

Whipped Cream

Grated Nutmeg

Place crème de cacao, liqueur and brandy in heat resistant coffee mug. Top with fresh brewed coffee. Garnish with whipped cream and grated nutmeg.

Mocha Italia

Bavarian Coffee - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin1-1/2 measure Amaretto

1 teaspoon Hot Cocoa Mix

3 measures Fresh Brewed Coffee

Whipped Cream

Chocolate Shavings

Place coffee and hot cocoa mix in heat resistant mug. Stir until hot cocoa mix is thoroughly dissolved. Add amaretto. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Café Oxidado

Mayan Hot Cocoa - photo copyright Cheri Loughlin1 measure Pisco

1 measure Coffee Liqueur

1 measure Drambuie

1/4 measure Simple Syrup

Fresh Brewed Coffee

Whipped Cream

Orange Zest

Place Pisco, liqueurs and simple syrup in heat resistant coffee or latte mug. Top with fresh brewed coffee. Garnish with whipped cream and orange zest.

Monk’s Coffee

1-1/2 measure Green Chartreuse

Fresh Brewed Coffee

Whipped Cream

Place liqueur in heat resistant mug. Top with fresh brewed coffee. Garnish with whipped cream.

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