Irish, Italian, Arabic and Brazilian flavors are present in The Brazilian Cream Coffee recipe; Another example of the country’s syncretism.
My cousin, José Mario, and I were talking about coffee one day, a long time ago. He was complaining that, even though we were the largest coffee producing country in the world, we did not have a typical Brazilian coffee drink. We decided to create one.
Being a country of so many different cultural influences made the task a bit challenging. We went for the Portuguese/Arabic, Italian route to create a Brazilian version of an Irish Cream Coffee.
The drink found great success amongst our friends and, now, decades later, we can see it here and there being offered to guests, in private parties.
I hope you all enjoy it.
- 6 oz hot Brazilian coffee
- 1 pinch of cinnamon
- 1 tiny pinch of cloves
- 1 tbsp Zabaglione flavor concentrate
- 1 oz Irish Cream
- 1/2 oz Brazilian cachaça, or rum, or tequila
- 1/2 oz Fra Angelico, or any almond liqueur of your preference.
- 1 dollop Whipped Cream, or to taste (optional, but I don't recommend it)
- Prepare the Brazilian Coffee with the cinnamon and cloves, using any pour over (drip) method.
- Add all ingredients, but the cream, to a blender (can be manual).
- Blend them all
- Pour over a hot glass mug.
- Top with the cream and stir slitghtly
“Irish cream is a cream liqueur based on Irish whiskey, cream, and other ingredients such as coffee, which can be served on its own, as an alcoholic substitute for milk/cream and sugar in a hot coffee (sometimes with whipped cream added on top), or used in mixed drinks or as part of a shot or a whole shot. Irish cream’s largest markets are the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.
Irish cream typically has 15 to 20% alcohol by volume (ABV), with a proof level of 30 to 40. The brands of Irish cream include Baileys, Kerrygold, Carolans, Brogans, and Saint Brendan’s.”
Irish cream. (2016, November 2). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:06, November 2, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Irish_cream&oldid=747501542