Preparing the coffee in a large pan and allowing it to sit for 15 minutes before straining the grounds mimics the way cowboys once made coffee over an open fire. Pour the brew into a carafe, and set it out with the bourbon and whipped cream for guests to help themselves.
12 cups water
2 cups dark roast coffee, coarsely ground
1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
10 tablespoon bourbon
10 tablespoon fat-free commercial whipped cream (such as Reddi-Wip)
How to Make It
Bring 12 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add coffee grounds to pan. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes or until coffee grounds sink to bottom of pan. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a large saucepan.
Combine creamer and next 4 ingredients (through pepper). Add to pan, stirring with a whisk. Serve coffee mixture with bourbon and whipped cream.