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Café Amaretto Alcoholic Coffee Drink

Hot alcoholic Coffee drinks are warm and comforting. Café Amaretto with Brandy and a dollop of sweet whipped cream combine with freshly brewed coffee beautifully in this hot coffee cocktail.

The Café Amaretto cocktail is reminiscent of an Italian coffee cocktail. The delicious flavors of almond and brandy combine with warm coffee flavors. Top this drink with a portion of fresh whipped heavy cream for a decadent drink.

This is a delicious cocktail to have for brunch, or a warm after dinner cocktail in fall or winter.

Amaretto Alcoholic Coffee Drink-

Want a pretty fireside drink? Here you go. Coffee drinks with alcohol fit the bill perfectly.

What does Amaretto Taste like in Coffee?

Amaretto is an Italian Liqueur with strong almond flavors. This sweet liqueur blends perfectly with coffee and adds a delicious sweet almond taste. Amaretto also has notes of peach and apricot, this liqueur is a sweet addition to coffee. Amaretto Cafe is a hot coffee drink recipe with both brandy and Amaretto.

Is Disaronno a Brandy?

Disaronno is not a brandy or a whiskey. Disaronno is an Almond Liqueur. A liqueur is made from a base spirit such as vodka or brandy, and distilled with added sweetened flavors. Disaronno is produced using sugar beets or sugar cane to make an alcohol base. The liqueur is then infused with 17 herbs and fruits that are soaked in apricot oil.

How do you mix coffee and alcohol?

Coffee and alcohol are simple to mix together. They are most often stirred together rather than shaken. The exception to that would be an iced coffee or a shaken espresso drink. For this drink, the alcohol is added first and the hot coffee is poured over it. A cocktail spoon is used to gently stir the hot ingredients together.

What Alcohol goes best with Coffee?

Coffee mixes well with lots of different spirits and liqueurs. The most popular mixers are kahlua, Baileys, Irish cream, or brandies. Here are a few of our favorite alcohol and coffee combinations:

  1. Whiskey
  2. Fireball Whiskey
  3. Brandy
  4. Amaretto
  5. Baileys
  6. RumChata
  7. Rum
  8. Irish Whiskey
  9. Butterscotch Schnapps
  10. Peppermint Schnapps
  11. Cream Liqueurs
  12. Sambuca
  13. Kahlua
  14. Hazelnut Liqueur
  15. B

Make one of these for you and your bestie. Sip this indulgent hot brandy drink with almond liqueur when the cold winds blow.

CafÉ Amaretto
Café Amaretto gets more opaque and creamier as the whipped cream melts down into the coffee.

More Alcoholic Coffee Drink you may Enjoy:

These are all cold coffee drinks you will want to make.

Our Amaretto Sour Classic Cocktail is an old standby for Amaretto liqueur lovers. If you’re looking for more ways to use your bottle of Amaretto ‘the Sour’ is a good one.

Since the beginning of coffee people all over the world have loved their coffee drinks in many different forms.

Pouring Hot Coffee Into A Clear Mug.
Grind good dark beans and brew a fresh pot hot coffee (or espresso) over brandy and amaretto.

Cafe Amaretto Drinks:

Coffee in Italy is rich and dark. The Cafe Amaretto is a Italian coffee culture cocktail.

Our Café Amaretto is made with freshly ground coffee.

Espresso Version:

However, If you have an espresso machine you are itching to use with this recipe….

You will find a stronger Italian espresso version of this drink in our printable recipe card notes section below. It’s deeper and boozier.

Cafe Amaretto Alcoholic Coffee Drink

Coffee alcohol drinks come in many forms. Play with both of these hot coffee drink ideas. Let us know your favorites.

Amaretto Coffee Recipe:

This is a brandy cocktail as well as an Amaretto cocktail. Both alcohols are necessary to get the flavor balance just right.


Ingredients For Cafe Amaretto Alcoholic Coffee Drink
Here’s what you need for this coffee drink recipe.
Amaretto Cafe Alcoholic Coffee Drink
Amaretto coffee with brandy. Ungarnished.

How much alcohol stays in your hot cup of coffee?

Are you worried your yummy brandy and almond liqueur will float off in a heavenly steamy cloud? Well a little of it actually will.

Alcohol will evaporate in heat. And even in open bottles of booze. keep a lid on it. But you needn’t worry over much. Most of the alcohol kick will remain in this boozy coffee.

About 85% of the alcohol in this recipe will remain in your hot coffee drink while imbibing.

I found this fun article at the VinePair that goes into detail on this subject if you want to know the many ways alcohol evaporates from your hot alcoholic drinks and otherwise.

Cafe Amaretto Alcoholic Coffee Drink
A cozy warm drink to celebrate and relax with. Enjoy. The whipped cream will melt into your coffee and create a creamy coffee drink.

For the Garnish:

  1. The whipped cream is optional but a nice indulgence. We used canned whipped cream because it is easy. You may whip up your whipped cream from heavy whipped cream and sugar or maple syrup if your out of canned.
  2. The spice on top of the whipped cream can be anything you like. We used cinnamon

Visual Guide:

  1. The longest process is grinding and brewing up your coffee beans.
  2. After the freshly brewed coffee is made this is a simple pour and stir recipe.
  3. The whipped cream is optional but a nice indulgence.
  4. The spice on top of the whipped cream we used is cinnamon.

Your Printable Recipe Card:

Amaretto Coffee Drink With Whipped Cream.
Yield: 1 café Amaretto

Café Amaretto Alcoholic Coffee Drink

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Cafe Amaretto coffee drink with brandy and freshly brewed coffee is topped with sweet whipped cream and a bit of cinnamon. Warm your bones with this yummy brandy coffee. A cozy comforting Alcoholic fireside drink.


  • 1 oz. Amaretto
  • 1/2 oz. Brandy
  • 6 oz. hot coffee
  • 1/4 Cup whipped cream
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Brew fresh coffee
  2. Pour the Amaretto into a warmed heat resistant mug.
  3. Add the brandy.
  4. Pour in the hot coffee.
  5. Top with whipped cream.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon over whipped cream.


If you are looking for a hot alcoholic coffee drink with a bit more intensity try this Italian version.

Italian Coffee Variation:

  1. Use fresh hot Espresso rather than coffee.
  2. Add 3/4 oz. brandy
  3. add 3/4 oz. Amaretto
  4. Garnish as desired.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 coffee drink

Amount Per Serving Calories 180Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 11mgSodium 8mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 0gSugar 12gProtein 1g

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Amaretto brandy is truly coffees best friend. Rich and creamy with a cinnamon whipped topping, this drink is the perfect grown up coffee. #amaretto #easy #cocktails #coffee #espresso #drink #brandy

Carl Volpe

Friday 6th of November 2020

Should I be concerned about curdling?

Kayti Lavergne

Friday 6th of November 2020

Hi Carl! It won't curdle if you use the whipping cream on top. If you wanted to add liquid cream into the drink, then I would suggest using a very heavy cream (40% or higher) the fat in the cream will protect it from curdling.

Greg Zyn

Thursday 30th of July 2020

This alcoholic coffee drink is magnificent, and I can't believe I am just finding out about this. If I had known about this drink earlier, I would've made my version of this drink with cognac.

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