6 ways to enjoy coffee with Cardenal Mendoza

31 May 2017
Coffee is the second most consumed drink worldwide, behind tea. In Spain 67% of consumers buy coffee to take home and one of the most traditional drinks after a long lunch or dinner is a carajillo, a coffee with brandy. Today we share 6 different ways to prepare your coffee with Cardenal Mendoza.

Carajillo with Cardenal Mendoza carajillo cm

  • Three coffee beans
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Threads of lemon rind
  • A healthy splash of Cardenal Mendoza
  • Good quality espresso coffee 

First place the quantity of sugar you want in a coffee cup, add a splash of Cardenal Mendoza brandy and the coffee beans.  Heat the mixture and flambé.  Add a good espressos and garnish with a cinnamon stick and lemon rind threads

Café español (Spanish Coffee)

  • 1 cup strong coffee (preferably espresso)
  • 1 1/2 oz brandy Cardenal Mendoza
  • 1 1/2 oz Kahlua
  • Whipped cream

Coffee Royalecafe royale

  • 50 cc Cardenal Mendoza Brandy
  • Sugar: 1 cube
  • Coffee: 1 hot cup
  • Chantilly cream

Pour the hot coffee in a coffee cup (or a glass cup).

Place a dessert spoon over the top of the cup and put the sugar cube on the spoon and add Cardenal Mendoza.  Light the brandy with a lighter and wait until the flame goes out.  Immediately stir the spoon into the coffee.  Finally, pour the chantilly cream into the coffee.  

Café royale frappé

  • 50 cc strong cold coffee 
  • 30 cc Cardenal Mendoza Brandy
  • Crushed ice 

Put the coffee and brandy into a cocktail shaker with crushed ice and shake well.  Pour unstrained, into a champagne glass. 
Serve with short straws.

cafe brulot con cmCafé brulot

  • 250 cl of strong coffee
  • 200 cl of Cardenal Mendoza
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Grated orange peel
  • Grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Put the brandy in a copper or metal pot along with cloves, cinnamon, grated peel and sugar. Put on the heat and stir adding the previously prepared coffee in a coffee press, in order to maintain its aroma. Serve hot in small cups.

Cóctel Café Diablocafe coctel caliente

  • 30 cc of brandy Cardenal Mendoza
  • Hot coffee
  • 1/4 lemon
  • granulated sugar

Moisten the edges of a thick glass with lemon.  Dip the mouth of the glass into a saucer of sugar. Half fill with coffee, then add the Brandy and heat.