Recipe by twissis
From *The World Encyclopedia of Coffee* -- Per the intro, "Normandy is known for its apple orchards & gives its name to many dishes made w/apple juice or apple sauce. This recipe blends the flavour of apples w/spices for a delicious & tangy coffee drink." This is non-alcoholic as written, but is easily converted to a warming coffee toddy as mentioned in a note after the prep. *Enjoy* !
Top Review by Annacia
I have to agree with Jen and Mikekey. I started with fresh made espresso and it still got lost in the taste of the apple and strong orange. That said, it did improve as I slowly sipped on this kick back Sunday morning. The spice is lovely and don't be shy with the cinnamon. I really think that the very best way to enjoy this would be to make it well before you want to serve it and then reheat or enjoy it over ice.
- 2 cups black coffee (espresso strength)
- 2 cups apple juice (See note)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 oranges (thinly sliced)
- 2 small cinnamon sticks
- 1 pinch ground allspice
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- cinnamon stick (to serve) (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Bring all ingredients to a boil over mod heat. Reduce heat & simmer for 10 minutes.
- Strain into a serving jug or pot & pour into cappuccino style cups, adding a cinnamon stick to ea as desired.
- NOTE #1: The recipe did not say otherwise & my assumption is that unsweetened apple juice is preferred, but sweetened can be used at your option.
- NOTE #2: For the alcoholic version, replace 1/4 of the apple juice w/Calvados, added when the heat is reduced to simmer in Step 1 (DO NOT allow the Calvados to boil).