Italian Coffee Cocktail Recipe

Italian Coffee with Strega Liqueur
Spike your coffee with the bewitching Strega to create an Italian Coffee. Brian Lestart/Photolibrary/Getty Images
  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
97 Calories
0g Fat
13g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 97
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 3mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Like many hot coffee drinks, the Italian Coffee is defined by a single liqueur. In this case, the "national" spirit is Strega, an Italian digestif. Strega brings a distinct herbal blend to coffee and it is quite delicious with hints of juniper, saffron, and mint. When made with a dark roasted bean (french press is ideal here) this makes an excellent after dinner cup of coffee.


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the Strega into an Irish coffee glass.

  2. Fill with hot coffee.

  3. Top with whipped cream

  4. Garnish with grated nutmeg.