Coffee Nudge Recipe

Give Me A Nudge!

Favorite Restaurant Drink Recipe

When I vacationed in some southern states I ordered a Coffee Nudge. Only one bartender I asked in the southern states knew how to make a "Nudge."

This drink is very popular in my home state of Washington and elsewhere in the cooler (wetter) climates of the U.S.

It is a favorite restaurant drink recipe and is also sometimes called a Kioki Coffee.

A "Nudge" is one of my all-time favorite drinks when I want a "warmer-upper."

I like to add a little creme de cacao to the drink, but it is optional. Adding the creme de cacao makes this a favorite restaurant recipe!

When my mother-in-law was alive I would visit her once or twice a week. She enjoyed having a nudge with me about mid-afternoon. I think she enjoyed the drink almost as much as my company. :-) (Maybe more! ???)

Coffee Nudge Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Drink Recipe

Preparation time: 1 minute. Serves: 1



  • 1 ounce brandy
  • 1/2 ounce Kahlua (or coffee liqueur - try the Kahlua)
  • 1/2 ounce creme de cacao (optional - I like it with this added. It then becomes a favorite restaurant drink recipe!)
  • Coffee (decaf if late in the evening)
  • Whipped cream and cinnamon (optional, but I love it)



  • Put alcohol in a mug (I like a glass mug)
  • Add coffee leaving room for whipped cream
  • Top with whipped cream and serve

Enjoy your "Nudge" and the company of those you share it with! This recipe is a real restaurant recipe as are all the recipes on the website.


Did you know? Originating in Veracruz,  Mexico in 1936, Kahlúa has become the number one selling coffee liqueur in the world.