This great coffee drink has only three ingredients, and is reasonably easy to make. Often, I think bartenders over-complicate things and try to add to many flavors when coming up with a good drink. My philosophy is try to keep it as simple as possible and use high quality ingredients that speak for themselves – like Italian cooking. If I’m working with a great brand of gin for example, I strive to mix and match so that it’s flavor is preserved as much as possible. With too many ingredients you would risk masking and hiding the flavor instead. Keep it clean, and high quality!
Skill level: Medium
Glass: If you can’t find a signature glass like in the picture, an Irish coffee glass will do. If you can’t find that, use a wine glass. If you don’t have a wine glass, use a highball glass. If you don’t have that, give up.
- 4-6 cl Benedictine D.O.M
- Black coffee
- Whipped cream
- Pour 4-6 cl of Benedictine D.O.M into the glass
- Fill up with black coffee. You should leave some room for the cream
- Whip your cream. It should be thick but not firm, you should be able to pour it
- Pour cream on top of coffee. If you are inexperienced with this procedure, hold a small spoon just above the coffee and pour the cream with your other hand. Pour onto the spoon and let it act as a “shield”. The cream will run off the spoon gently on to the coffee. After you’ve tried that a few times, you won’t need to use the spoon. If you made the cream right, it will layer perfectly without the help of the spoon.
- Garnish with 2 coffee beans.
Benedictine D.O.M is one of the oldest liqueurs. This French icon was created in 1510 and is flavored with honey, herbs and spices. D.O.M stands for deo optimo maximo. Café D.O.M is a great alternative to Irish coffee, and other coffee drinks. Rarely ordered by the younger guests, you can expect clientele of more sophistication and experience (and age) to ask for one. Enjoy!