This Brazilian Christmas coffee recipe is an adaptation of an Anglo-Indian mojo drink I learned while visiting New Jersey. Check it out!
On November 2011, we visited my cousins that live in Morganville, NJ. One night our group went to an Indian restaurant. It was about a month before Christmas, and since we were coming back to Brazil the next week, I decided to try their Xmas-coffee drink.
I don’t like the original spices much, so the decision to change some of them to create a whole new Brazilian coffee recipe seemed only natural to me.
- chilled whipping cream (as much as you want, but 1 cup)
- 1 cup freshly ground Brazilian coffee (preferrably a mild roast)
- 2 teaspoons coarsely ground cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 5 teaspoons coarsely ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon coarsely ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon chachaça (or any distilled alcohool beverage)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 7 cups water
- Beat whipping cream in a large bowl until you get soft peaks.
- Add powdered sugar and cachaça; beat to peaks.
- Place the Brazilian ground coffee, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg in coffee filter.
- Using a spoon, mix gently.
- Brew the mixture the same way you usually do. (don't boil the brew)
- Divide coffee among 8 cups.
- Add sugar to taste.
- Garnish with the whipped cream.
- Serve immediately.
This coffee recipe is one of those drinks you don’t want to get wrong because every loves it when you get it straight. So, DON’T let your brew boil and use good quality materials.
From the first time I tried it, I enjoyed the overall flavor right down to the last sample.
I will appreciate this entirely during the holidays and much after, for years to come.
Have a great sip!