Festive Spiced Coffee

Festive Spiced Coffee

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Cardamom is a natural partner for coffee and also works deliciously with orange flower, making this delicately spiced coffee cocktail perfect for Christmas.



  • 3 cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • Half stick/4cm cinnamon
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 30ml dark rum
  • 25ml single cream
  • 4 drops Valencia orange flower essence
  • Ice



  1. Bash the cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon stick lightly in a pestle and mortar. 
  2. Add them to the shot of espresso and leave to steep for 10 minutes. 
  3. Add to a cocktail shaker with a cup of cubed ice and all the other ingredients. 
  4. Shake and fine strain (using a fine sieve or tea strainer to catch the spices) into a coupe or cocktail glass. 
  5. Garnish with an orange peel twist.

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