Win: Richelieu – Café Français Recipe

Coffee? Brandy? Count me in. 

South Africa is home to the most noble spirit, fine potstill brandy. We have a long history of brandy-making (over 300 years) in this country and looking at the numerous awards our local producers have been winning, they are closing in on perfection with every new year.

Neat or on the rocks, you are more than welcome to drink brandy the traditional way. But in the coming weeks, we’ll be showcasing a few recipes to spice up the taste a little more. In addition, with every post, you will have the chance of winning an incredible prize that is worth nearly R1,500. Scroll down for more information.

Cafe Francais Recipe

50ml Richelieu 10
20ml Orange Liquor
Top with filter coffee
Top with vanilla whipped cream


Method: Pre-heat the mug with hot water. Pour all ingredients into the mug and top with vanilla whipped cream. If the whipped cream is hand whipped then slowly pour over a spoon onto the coffee. Grate some dark chocolate over whipped cream and garnish with orange zest.

Vanilla whipped cream: pour 250ml whipping cream, 250ml full cream milk and 100ml vanilla syrup into a cream gun and gas with two co2 bombs or simply whip with whisk in a mixing bowl.

Vanilla syrup: equal parts sugar and water reduced on the stove top with two open vanilla beans. Bring to a simmer and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool down and strain into a glass bottle.

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