Cappuccino Mocha Drink Recipe

Cappuccino Mocha is the after dinner version of the common Italian drink.

Cappuccino Mocha Drink Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 oz hot espresso
  • 3-4 oz steamed milk
  • 3/4 oz coffee liqueur (Kahlua)
  • 3/4 oz cream de cacao

Cappuccino Mocha Drink Recipe Directions

  1. add hot espresso to irish coffee glass or traditional coffee mug
  2. add coffee liqueur (Kahlua)
  3. add cream de cacao
  4. steam milk
  5. add steamed milk to mug
  6. dust with powered chocolate or cinnamon

Non Sequitur

The history of the word cappuccino exemplifies how words can develop new senses because of resemblances that the original coiners of the terms might not have dreamed possible. The Capuchin order of friars, established after 1525, played an important role in bringing Catholicism back to Reformation Europe. Its Italian name came from the long, pointed cowl, or cappuccino, derived from cappuccio, “hood,” that was worn as part of the order’s habit. The French version of cappuccino was capuchin (now capucin), from which came English Capuchin. The name of this pious order was later used as the name (first recorded in English in 1785) for a type of monkey with a tuft of black, cow like hair. In Italian cappuccino went on to develop another sense, “espresso coffee mixed or topped with steamed milk or cream,” so called because the color of the coffee resembled the color of the habit of a Capuchin friar. The first use of cappuccino in English is recorded in 1948 in a work about San Francisco.
Because of all this history, you can now have a Cappuccino Mocha whenever you want. Too bad Starbucks doesn’t serve this mixed drink version. For the best Cappuccinos, it has to be made in the Italian tradition. In the United States, the best Cappuccinos are made in New York City.

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