My friend will only drink Chocolate Martinis. Her favorite is from Tony Roma's. We called the bartender who shared her recipe. This is different from everyone else's. I make this up and store it in a small drink container in the fridge and whenever my friend comes over it is ready to go.
I've had this recipe for at least 8 years. It has always intriqued me but I never got around to trying it. Attended a meeting where we were supposed to share homemade gift ideas and decided to take this as one of mine. I'm so glad I did!! I loved it! It smells wonderful brewing and it made a lightly spiced coffee that was just so comforting. Make sure to use the blender to mix it to help keep it from clumping in the coffee pot and not letting the water run through properly.
Response to reviewer's question about using dried orange zest: I suspect it would make the coffee bitter. I have only used fresh & have never received any complaints about bitterness even from people who take theirs black.
Wonderful beverage that can be made to use up the left over Holiday Spice Syrup from my Spiced Red Wine Punch recipe #146716. The Holiday Spice Syrup recipe makes 3 cups and can be refrigerated for up to 1 week. Recipe is originally from Eben Klemm, the supremely creative bar manager and mixologist at Pico, New York's most elegant Portuguese restaurant.