Spanish Coffee Drink Recipe

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Nutrition Information† ‡

Serving size: 250 mL (1 cup)

4.7 g
32 g
2.5 g


  • 1 1/4 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz. Kahlua
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 4 oz. (Fresh) Coffee
  • 3 tbsp. (Whipped ,stiff) Cream
  • 1/2 oz. (fresh squeezed) Orange Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar, superfine

How to Make It

First squeeze orange juice in a saucer. Take a brandy snifter and dip the rim in the juice and then into a saucer of fine sugar, coating the rim with sugar. Let dry, then add 1 1/4 oz. Grand Marnier and 1 oz. of triple sec and rotate the sugar rim over a flame to melt, then fill with coffee. Top with whipped cream and kahlua.


This drink recipe was submitted by one of our fearsome readers, Tom Bundick!

Comments on Spanish Coffee

  • jim
    Apr 19th, 2013
    if you wan to make a Spanish coffee, you need to start with a high burning liqueur in the range of 151. you dont need a puddle of fresh orange juice, a lemon wedge around the rim will do. i guarantee you wont be able to taste that wasted orange juice puddle, its only purpose is to make the sugar stick to the rim. the whole point of a Spanish coffee is its supposed to be a magnificent drink that is both fun to watch being made, and to drink. how to make it: rub a lemon wedge around your glass and dip your glass into a bowl of sugar. it might look clumpy but its okay. next, pour enough 151 proof liqueur into the glass that when you stick a lighter into it it ignites(should be just about enough to give the bottom of the glass a nice thick coat). while the flame is burning turn the glass so the sugar caramelizes, after things have been heating up up knock in some nutmeg and cinnamon spice, this also makes for a great firework display over the open flame(p.s. that is the only time you should add those spices)then add an ounce of triple sec and an ounce of kalua or so and top off with coffee, and if you have it available whip cream as well. and viola, you have a delicious tasting coffe.
  • Tina
    Dec 22nd, 2012
    blah...just a little too strong for me...or too much orange liquor between the triple sec and the Grand Marnier. Next time i think i will stick to one orange liquor.

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