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.
- 150ml strong hot filtered coffee
- 30ml coffee liqueur
- 30ml rum
- 10ml (optional) simple syrup (or 1 tsp soft brown sugar)
- 30ml thick pouring cream
- 2 coffee beans, to garnish (alternatively, garnish with grated chocolate)