Popular throughout Austria, this flavorful coffee is named for beloved Austrian empress Maria Theresa. And, this same recipe with a twist makes a Fiaker. That version, named for Vienna’s carriage drivers or fiakers, who need something warm to keep going in chilly weather, substitutes rum for the orange liqueur and omits the garnish.
- 1 tsp (4 g) sugar
- 2 T (30 ml) orange liqueur (Grand Marnier or Cointreau)
- 6 oz (177 ml) freshly brewed coffee
- 1 T (7 g) whipped cream
- ½ tsp (1.5 g) orange zest
- 1 tsp (2 g) chocolate shavings
Combine liqueur and sugar in a pre-heated serving cup; stir until sugar dissolves and add coffee. Top with whipped cream, and add garnish.
Prep time: 5 minutes. Makes 1 serving.