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Carajillo

carajillo Beverage
Carajillo
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 1

“Carajillo for cold weather” is still my dear friend Milena’s favorite phrase. Milena is a lovely Spanish girl who is very familiar with the power of a carajillo, which, according to her, means in Catalan: "Que era guillo,” or “I go fast.” During my days as a student in London, it was Milena who introduced me to this delicious drink: a perfect blend of coffee, rum or brandy, and brown sugar. According to my Catalan friend, there is no snow, rain, cloudy evening or cold weather that could resist the power of a steaming carajillo. As an eternal coffee lover, I consider a carajillo a very good option to end any meal with, but I suggest serving it somewhere other than the dining room. How about in your living room or by the fireplace? This delicious drink will guarantee a good and interesting conversation. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
cup black coffee or espresso, freshly prepared
2
oz rum or brandy
1
teaspoon brown sugar

Directions

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    Place brown sugar in bowl and then rub the rim of cup in the sugar to decorate your drink. Preparing the carajillo is simple; add rum or brandy and brown sugar to hot coffee cup.
  • 2
    A more elaborate method to prepare carajillo is combining in cristal cup with brown sugar, rum or brandy and adding 3 different coffee grains. Finally stir in espresso. Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • It is ideal to serve the carajillo immediately after brewing; its aroma is delicious.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • “Carajillo for cold weather” is still my dear friend Milena’s favorite phrase. Milena is a lovely Spanish girl who is very familiar with the power of a carajillo, which, according to her, means in Catalan: "Que era guillo,” or “I go fast.” During my days as a student in London, it was Milena who introduced me to this delicious drink: a perfect blend of coffee, rum or brandy, and brown sugar. According to my Catalan friend, there is no snow, rain, cloudy evening or cold weather that could resist the power of a steaming carajillo. As an eternal coffee lover, I consider a carajillo a very good option to end any meal with, but I suggest serving it somewhere other than the dining room. How about in your living room or by the fireplace? This delicious drink will guarantee a good and interesting conversation.

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