black coffee with cognac
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Coffee with Cognac

The addition of Cognac lends a completely new spectrum of flavors to coffee. In my opinion, this is about the only way to drink Cognac other than serving it neat. The only other way might be with some Triple Sec. I think mixing Cognac with ginger ale or anything else is an obscenity akin to putting ketchup on a hotdog. This coffee recipe can also be made with Armagnac, Calvados, or brandy.


  • 3 cups cold water
  • 3-6 tbsp coffee
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar per cup
  • 1.5 oz cognac per cup


  • Combine one cup of hot coffee with one shot of cognac, and stir in powdered sugar. 
  • Pour 6 oz. hot strong black coffee into a warmed mug. 
  • Add 1.5 oz. of Cognac 
  • Add one 1 tsp. powdered sugar
    powdered sugar
  • Sip & enjoy with the company of others, or alone in quiet and solitude with a good book. 
    black coffee with cognac