Celeste says, “Calypso coffee isn’t that common but it is delicious. It is made with rum, coffee liqueur, coffee, and pouring cream layered on top – and it doesn’t look too dissimilar to an Irish coffee. Sometimes it can be made with crème liqueurs like crème de cacao – it’s important to note that these are made with more sugar so are a bit thicker in consistency but don’t actually contain cream, unlike Irish cream. Therefore the colour of the coffee should still appear dark with the cream forming a distinct and dramatic layer.”
See our pick of the best coffee liqueurs to use in this recipe.
- strong hot filtered coffee 150ml
- coffee liqueur 30ml
- rum 30ml
- simple syrup (or 1 tsp soft brown sugar) 10ml (optional)
- thick pouring cream 30ml
- coffee beans 2, to garnish (alternatively, garnish with grated chocolate)