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If you ever had one of those Orange Cappuccinos from those International Coffee powders in a tin, this is the really yummy and alcoholic version of it. And I’ll show you a special garnishing tip I like for this one (and lots of other cocktails like it).

Xaviera cocktail with whipped cream and gold pearl sprinkles

The Xaviera is a sweet little number, featuring coffee and orange liqueurs with just a touch of almond. This is a great drink to serve or order right after a nice meal with friends.

Overhead view of Xaviera cocktail with whipped cream and sugar pearls

You can skip garnish completely or just garnish with whipped cream, but I like to use whipped cream with top it with a few edible gold sugar pearls from the Wilton brand that I used, and they make several similar colors, which are gorgeous as garnishes on whipped cream.)

Xaviera cocktail in irish coffee mug


  • 3/4 ounce triple sec
  • 3/4 ounce Kahlua
  • 1/2 ounce amaretto
  • 1 ounce whipping cream

Shake the ingredients together with crushed ice.  Strain the mixture into a glass, garnish with a slice of orange and/or a cherry, and serve. Garnish optionally with whipped cream and gold sugar pearls.