You might say the name Mocha Meringues is little misleading, as the mocha flavoring is not in the meringue component, but in the buttercream filling. However, this is part of the charm of these little pastries, as it allows you to change the flavor as needed to suit a special occasion or request, or to provide a greater variety if you are already offering several selections with coffee flavoring. If stored properly and under ideal conditions, the meringue shells can be made up to several weeks in advance, allowing you to fill and finish the pastries as required.
One of my favorite alterations is to flavor the buttercream with either orange liqueur or kirsch (use ⅓ to
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