Classic Coffee Cocktail - Imbibe Magazine Subscribe + Save

Classic Coffee Cocktail

classic coffee cocktail

In Bartenders Guide, or How to Mix Drinks, Jerry Thomas said of the classic Coffee Cocktail recipe: “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, and hence probably its name.”

1 oz. Cognac
2 oz. tawny Port
½ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
1 whole egg (pasteurized if you like)
Tools: shaker tin, strainer, fine strainer
Glass: rocks
Garnish: grated nutmeg

Add all ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and double strain into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish.

Adapted from Jerry Thomas’ Bartenders Guide, or How to Mix Drinks, 1887

Enjoy This Article?

Sign up for our newsletter and get biweekly recipes and articles delivered to your inbox.

Send this to a friend