Moroccan Coffee Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Moroccan Coffee cocktail is a delightful blend of traditional Moroccan spices and rich coffee flavors. It's a popular after-dinner drink in Morocco and is often served during special occasions. This cocktail is perfect for coffee lovers who appreciate a hint of exotic spices and a touch of alcohol. The combination of coffee, spices, and liqueur creates a warm and inviting drink that is both comforting and invigorating.

How Moroccan Coffee Tastes?

This cocktail has a robust coffee flavor with a hint of sweetness from the liqueur. The spices add a unique depth and complexity to the drink, making it warm, aromatic, and slightly spicy. The alcohol is subtle, adding just enough kick without overpowering the other flavors.

Interesting facts about Moroccan Coffee

  • The Moroccan Coffee cocktail is traditionally served in a clear glass to showcase its rich, dark color.
  • It's often garnished with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg for added flavor and aroma.
  • Despite its name, the Moroccan Coffee cocktail can be enjoyed any time of the day, not just after dinner.



Coffee serves as the backbone of this warm cocktail, providing a deep, earthy flavor base. It’s chosen strong to stand up to the bold tastes of the alcohol. If you lessen the coffee, the drink might become overly sweet.

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Spiced Rum

Spiced Rum injects a kick and complexity with hints of vanilla, cinnamon, and other spices. It brings the Moroccan atmosphere. Without it, the drink loses its warming spice notes, making it less complex.

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Amaretto adds a sweet, almond-like flavor that complements the strong coffee. Too much can overpower, while too little will make it less noticeable. As an alternative, Frangelico could be used for a hazelnut twist.

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Whipped Cream

A dollop of whipped cream introduces a creamy texture and slight sweetness that contrasts beautifully with the bitterness of coffee. Missing whipped cream will make your drink lack in texture.

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A sprinkle of cinnamon on top adds a warming aroma that ties the drink together. Without it, you would miss out on that burst of spice with each sip.

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Recipe. How to make Moroccan Coffee Drink

  1. Brew a strong cup of coffee.
  2. In a clear glass, combine the coffee, spiced rum, and amaretto.
  3. Stir well to mix the ingredients.
  4. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy.

Pro Tips

  • Use freshly brewed coffee for the best flavor.
  • For a stronger cocktail, add an extra shot of rum.
  • Serve immediately after adding the whipped cream to prevent it from melting.

Perfect Pairings


  • Chocolate: The smooth taste of chocolate pairs wonderfully with the rich coffee and the sweet, nutty flavors of the cocktail.
  • Nut pastries: Dishes with almonds or other nuts complement amaretto's sweet, almond-like taste.

Savory Treats

  • Spiced meats: The spiced rum will complement the complexity of spiced meats like Moroccan lamb.
  • Cheese boards: Choose aged cheeses to stand up to the robust flavors of the cocktail.

Other Drinks

  • Plain water: Helps cleanse the palate between sips of this flavorful cocktail.

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What you could change in Moroccan Coffee

  • If you don't have spiced rum, you can use regular rum and add a pinch of your favorite spices.
  • Amaretto can be replaced with any almond-flavored liqueur.
  • For a dairy-free version, use coconut whipped cream.

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Moroccan Mint Coffee

  • Add a hint of mint syrup to the cocktail for a refreshing twist.
  • The mint brings a cool contrast to the warm spices, offering a drink that’s both warming and invigorating.

Chocolate Moroccan Coffee

  • Stir in a spoonful of chocolate syrup before adding the whipped cream.
  • The chocolate adds a rich layer that goes hand in hand with the nutty flavors, making it a decadent treat.

Iced Moroccan Coffee

  • Chill the coffee beforehand and serve the cocktail over ice.
  • This twist cools down the experience, making it a more casual, anytime sip that doesn’t skimp on the exotic flavors.

In case you forgot basics how to make Moroccan Coffee

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Moroccan Coffee

Can I use decaf coffee in the recipe?

Yes, you can use decaf coffee instead of regular coffee if you prefer.

What type of coffee is best for this cocktail?

A dark roast coffee would typically be used for its strong, rich flavor, but you can use any coffee type you prefer.

Can this cocktail be made ahead of time and served cold?

The cocktail is best served warm immediately after preparation, but if you prefer a cold drink, you could chill it in the refrigerator and serve over ice.

How does the spiced rum contribute to this cocktail?

The spiced rum adds a touch of natural sweetness and a little heat, perfect for enhancing the coffee and cinnamon flavors.

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