Coffee Diabolique

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • About This Recipe

    “For a very impressive display, put the brandy mixture into the cups, then burn off and add coffee. Great as an after dinner drink. Since the alcohol burns off, even the driver can drink it.”


  • 1orange rind, cut into strips
  • 2 -3stripsfresh lemon rind
  • 2cinnamon sticks, broken in two
  • 10wholecloves
  • 10sugar cubes
  • 6ounces cognac or 6ouncesbrandy
  • 8cupsstrong coffee
  • Directions

  • Heat orange and lemon rinds, spices, sugar and brandy, muddling with the bottom of a ladle.
  • When hot, light the brandy, burn off and add the coffee.
  • Serve in demitasse cups.
  • Reviews

  • “Made for Comfort Cafe 2009This is really good stuff.Reduced to 2 cups for myself as I am the coffee drinker in the house. I did not have whole cloves but added in ground. I also left out the brandy as I made this for a morning drink.WIll have to serve this for company and add the brandy in next time. Thank you.”

  • “I scaled this back for one person and left out the alcohol. I loved the lemon and orange flavor!Thanks! Made for the Comfort Cafe.”

  • “I found the alcohol a bit strong for my taste but then I have never flamed anything and chickened out at the last minute so the alchol didin’t burn off LOLLove the rind and spice flavourings.Made for Comfort cafe Recipe of the day”

  • “I made a half recipe of this for the *Comfort Cafe* event using brandy & the full amt of cloves as I favor them. As written, it was a bit strong for me ~ but I admit to being a bit of an *alcohol wimp* , so I mellowed it as a pers pref w/a generous amt of the spray variety whipped cream stirred in & liked it a lot. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us.”

  • “I am an espresso lover. Usually without anything. This was a nice change. Fruity and the cloves after taste was nice. I used Grand Marnier for the cognac. Made 1/2 the amount. Made for Comfort cafe”