Holiday Pick-Me-Up

I have posted before about how I hated coffee until I moved to Europe. Now that I've moved back to the US, I've found that I still hate American coffee. Fortunately for me, I brought an Italian, stove-top espresso maker and a can of Segafredo back with me. On mornings when I know that I'll need a little extra lift, I brew myself an espresso or a cafe latte (espresso and milk).

This morning, while making my cafe latte, I was struck by a bit of brilliance. Instead of making it with milk, I made it with eggnog. Wow! What a fantastic holiday drink! I highly recommend giving it a try. It would probably go better as an after dinner drink at a holiday party than as the first cup of joe, but it absolutely beats the pants off Starbucks!

By the way, don't add sugar to the espresso before adding the eggnog. The eggnog will probably be sweet enough to not need more sugar. I usually make my cafe latte with a 3:2 ratio of espresso to milk (or eggnog, in this case). Also, I have no idea how this would work with regular coffee. I suspect regular coffee would be to weak to make the ratios work, but let me know if you give it a try.

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