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. - Donna

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