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Nicolaschka

Cognac with lemon wedges.

Today we’re talking about more cocktails. Each one has its own story. Today’s drink is the Nicolaschka. Anyone who wants to try something new should try this one-of-a-kind drink. It’s simple but tastes great. With style and care, the Nicolaschka takes your taste buds on a trip that will make you want more. Because of these things, this drink is great for a party or a night out..

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Tasting Notes

The Nicolaschka has a lot of distinctive tastes. First, there will be the strong, warming touch of brandy. Next, there will be the sweet, citrusy notes of lemon. Adding coffee and sugar at the end is a surprise twist that makes for a balanced finish that is both rich and refreshing. It’s a drink that dances on your tongue, with a wonderful mix of tastes that you should enjoy slowly.

Equipment and Glassware

A knife to cut the lemon, a small spoon for the sugar, and a coffee maker if you like fresh coffee are all you’ll need to make a Nikolaschka. The glassware is also very simple: this drink is usually served in a brandy snifter, which makes the smell better and lets you enjoy the taste more.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. brandy
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coffee

Instructions

  1. Pour the brandy into a brandy snifter.
  2. Place the lemon slice on top of the glass.
  3. Sprinkle the powdered sugar over the lemon.
  4. Add the ground coffee on top of the sugar.
  5. Enjoy by sipping the brandy and then eating the lemon slice.
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Pro Tips

If you want to make your Nicolaschka experience even better, use organic lemons and freshly ground coffee. The natural tastes and smells of the drink come out better when the ingredients are fresh. Also, you might want to warm the brandy up a bit before serving to make its rich, creamy texture even better.

When to Serve

The Nicolaschka is great to enjoy after dinner or as a classy ending to a get-together with friends. There’s something warm and comfortable about it that makes it perfect for cooler nights or whenever you want to do something that makes you feel good.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

Picking the right brandy is very important for the Nicolaschka. Choose a good brandy that you can drink by itself. Here are some good choices:

  • Hennessy
  • Courvoisier
  • Remy Martin

These brands offer the depth and smoothness that elevate the Nicolaschka to its full potential.

Similar Cocktails

  • Sidecar: A standard drink that has brandy in it, but lemon juice and orange liqueur give it a twist.
  • Brandy Alexander: A creamy, dessert-like drink blending brandy with crème de cacao and cream.
  • French Connection: A simple yet elegant mix of brandy and amaretto.
  • Stinger: A refreshing combination of brandy and white crème de menthe.
  • Between the Sheets: A spirited mix of brandy, rum, triple sec, and lemon juice.

History

Before it became famous in the United States, the Nicolaschka was a popular drink in Europe that was drunk after a meal to help the digestive process. Because it is easy to make and is drunk in a ritualistic way, it has always been a popular choice for people who want to combine custom and taste.

Cognac with lemon wedges.

Nikolaschka

Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: German
Keyword: brandy, Cognac, ground coffee, Nikolaschka, powdered sugar
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Discover the Nicolaschka, a one-of-a-kind drink made by mixing brandy, lemon, sugar, and coffee for a strong but smooth taste.

Equipment

  • Brandy Snifter
  • Knife to slice the lemon
  • Teaspoon for the sugar and coffee

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. brandy
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coffee

Instructions

  • Pour the brandy into a brandy snifter.
  • Place the lemon slice on top of the glass.
  • Sprinkle the powdered sugar over the lemon.
  • Add the ground coffee on top of the sugar.
  • Enjoy by sipping the brandy and then eating the lemon slice.

Notes

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Nicolaschka
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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