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Cafe Mexicano

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Servings: 8
Categories: Alcoholic Beverages / Brandy / Chocolate / Coffee / Liqueur / Mexican

8  cups  Water, Cold
1/3  cup  Dark Brown Sugar, Packed
1/2  ounce  Baking Chocolate, Fine Chop
2    Cloves, Whole
1    Cinnamon Stick, Broken In 1/2
1  cup  Coffee; Regular Grind, Dry
1  teaspoon  Vanilla
1/4  cup  Brandy
8  tablespoons  Coffee Liqueur

1. Heat water, brown sugar, chocolate, cloves, and cinnamon to boiling in 3-quart saucepan; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Stir in coffee. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Strain coffee through 4 thicknesses of cheesecloth.

2. CAFE DIABLO: Prepare Cafe Mexicano; keep hot in saucepan after straining. Heat brandy just until warm in small, long-handled saucepan. Remove from heat; ignite. Pour flaming brandy over coffee. Allow flame to burn out; stir. Pour coffee into cups or mugs. Top each with whipped cream and 1 T liqueur. Garnish with cinnamon stick, if desired.

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