Serve in aWine glass
Dust with freshly grated nutmeg
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE (without ice) and fine strain into chilled glass.
|2 fl oz||Tawny port|
|1 fl oz||Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac|
|1/2 fl oz||Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)|
|1 fresh||Egg (white & yolk)|
Read about cocktail measures and measuring.
Egg (white & yolk) is potentially hazardous if used incorrectly.
As the 1887 edition of the Professor's book says, "The name of this drink is a misnomer, as coffee and bitters are not to be found among its ingredients, but it looks like coffee when it has been properly concocted."
Adapted from a recipe in the posthumously published 1887 Jerry Thomas' Bar-tenders Guide (Jerry "The Professor" Thomas died 15th December 1885).
Coffee Cocktail.Jerry Thomas' Bar-tenders Guide, 1887
(Use a large bar-glass.)
Take 1 tea-spoonful powdered white sugar.
1 fresh egg.
1 large wine-glass of port wine.
1 pony of brandy.
2 or 3 lumps of ice.
Break the egg into the glass, put the sugar, and lastly the port wine, brandy and ice.
Shake up very thoroughly and strain into a medium bar goblet. Grate a little nutmeg on top before serving.
The name of this drink is a misnomer, as coffee and bitters are not to be found among its ingredients, but it looks like coffee when it has been properly connected, and hence probably its name.
One serving of Coffee Cocktail contains 213 calories.