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Espresso Coffee Recipes

In France, it's café, in Italy it's caffè, in Germany it's kaffee, but in America it's espresso coffee. An indispensable companion when guests drop in for the evening. With these exotic brews from European coffee houses you can have a "coffee house" in your own living room.

Treat your guests to these coffee drinks from around the world - all are easy to prepare.

Caffè Espresso
Just black, with or without sugar.

Caffè Cappuccino
1-1/2 cups hot espresso coffee
1-1/2 cups hot milk
Whipped cream
Cinnamon, grated orange peel
Combine steaming coffee with steaming milk. Pour into cups. Garnish with a geneerous amount of whipped cream or pressurized topping and sprinkle with cinnamon and grated orange peel.

Cafe Royale
Place lump of sugar in teaspoon filled with cognac and hold over a cup of espresso coffee. Ignite cognac and lower spoon into coffee slowly.

Espresso Romano
Add a twist of lemon peel to your espresso coffee.

Frosted Mocha
1 pint coffee ice cream
2 cups cold espresso coffee
Dash of bitters
Place several scoops of ice cream in a snifter. Add coffee and bitters. Sip slowly.

Iced Coffee
Hot espresso coffee poured slowly into a tall glass filled with ice cubes.

Caffe Tonico
Espresso coffee with a dash of bitters.

Cafe au Lait
1-1/2 cups hot espresso coffee
1-1/2 cups hot milk
Using two pots, pour simultaneously into cups or mugs. 4 servings.

Espresso coffee with hot milk and a whipped cream topping.

Wiener Kaffee
Plain espresso coffee topped with whipped cream.

Irish Coffee
Into 8 oz pre-heated stemmed glass stir about 5 oz espresso coffee, one tsp sugar and 1 oz Irish Whiskey. Float whipped cream on top.

Anisette Coffee
Add 1 oz Anisette liqueur into unsugared espresso coffee, about 6 oz.

Hot Mocha
4-1/2 measuring cups hot espresso coffee
4-1/2 measuring cups hot cocoa
Combine coffee and cocoa. Top with marshmallows and serve hot. Makes 12 servings.

Spiced Iced Coffee
3 cups hot espresso coffee
2 cinnamon sticks
4 whole cloves
Pour coffee over spices and let stand one hour. Strain, pour over ice, and serve with cream and sugar. Makes 4 servings.

San Francisco Type Cappuccino
Mix sweet ground chocolate and milk, heat with steam valve, and add about 3/4 oz of Brandy for each 5 oz serving glass.

Kahlua Coffee
Heat milk on steam valve and add 3/4 oz Kahlua for each 5 oz serving.

Venetian Coffee
To 4 oz of coffee add 1 oz of Brandy. Top with whipped cream.