Author Notes: I just found this recipe in a set of my mom's old Norwegian recipes, and just had to try it. Wow! Aquavit is an intense caraway flavored liquor that we really only break out on Christmas and independence day. It adds a sweet spiciness to the coffee while the cream melts on top creating a frothy creamy layer. (Oh, and Valhalla is the home of the Norse gods, I figured they might drink coffee like this there!) —fiveandspice
ounces hot coffee
teaspoons brown sugar
ounce aquavit (Linie is the best brand)
sweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings for topping
- Stir the brown sugar into the coffee until it melts. Then stir in the aquavit. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for A & M's Annual Smackdown / Your Best Hot Toddy