Cafe Nelson

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The Cafe Nelson is a well-known, traditional hot coffee drink. Unlike a lot of hot coffee cocktails, this one does not include Kahlua. It instead blends Baileys Irish Cream with the hazelnut flavor of Frangelico.

Cafe Nelson drink with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles

The Cafe Nelson isn’t a particularly strong drink, but it’ll definitely keep you warm on long winter evenings.

Overhead view of Cafe Nelson drink with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles
Side view of Cafe Nelson drink with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles

Recipe

  • 3/4 ounce Baileys
  • 3/4 ounce Frangelico
  • 5 ounces hot black coffee
  • 1 1/2 ounces whipped cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Pour the coffee into an Irish coffee cup with the liqueurs. Add sugar to taste (hint: less sugar-obsessed palettes may not want any). Float the whipped cream on top and serve. You can garnish this drink with a sprinkle of nutmeg, cinnamon or chopped hazelnuts on top.

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Last Updated:

October 26, 2023