Clearly, along with Gluhwein and hot cocoa, Rüdesheim is the perfect beverage to enjoy throughout the winter and holiday season. Or if you prefer, enjoy a Rüdesheim iced coffee (perfect for hot summer months!) or Rüdesheim coffee espresso.
To make sure you enjoy this beverage as authentically as possible, AmaWaterways brings its guests to the Rüdesheimer Schloss, a lively spot where you can enjoy both the iconic drink and energetic atmosphere.
A swig of Rüdesheimer coffee is truly a treat for wine-lovers and coffee-holics alike! Here’s the recipe:
1 ⅓ oz. Asbach Uralt (a dry, aged brandy such as Cognac, Armagnac, Brandy de Jerez, or any other quality German or California grape brandy will do)
3 sugar cubes
Decoration: whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles
Put three sugar cubes in a coffee cup. Add 1 ⅓ ounces (a double shot in the U.S. may be 2 fluid ounces or more) well-heated Asbach Uralt and light with a long match.
Stir with a long-stemmed spoon so that the sugar dissolves well and allow it to burn for about 1 minute. Top off to just about an inch below the edge of the cup with hot coffee.
Put a dollop of whipped cream, sweetened with vanilla sugar, on top and add dark chocolate sprinkles.
Tip: Heat the brandy in a microwave-safe container for 1 minute at 600 watts or over hot water.