Looking to spice up your after-dinner coffees with a surprising twist? Try our Mexican Coffee Cocktail recipe that combines your favorite coffee with smooth tequila. As a coffee-growing nation, Mexico can be relied upon as a trusted source for the best cheeky spiked coffee recipes and this one is the beans! In the summer, you can pour over ice for a delicious iced coffee with a kick.
The Best Mexican Coffee Cocktail Recipe
PREP TIME 5 min
Pick your favorite coffee to add a kick to
Step up and make an affogato dessert: pour this cocktail over vanilla ice cream
If you want to avoid the caffeine buzz, use decaf coffee
Pour the tequila and coffee liqueur into a mug
Top up with freshly brewed coffee
Garnish with whipped cream and dusting of your choice, if you want
How to make a classic Mexican Coffee cocktail
It’s definitely one of the best coffee cocktails out there, but it’s so easy too. It takes just three simple ingredients (four, if you’re adding cream) and zero hard work! Pick your favorite coffee, a good quality coffee liqueur, and an aged reposado tequila (our fave is Espolòn Tequila Reposada) for those extra vanilla and caramel notes, if you can get your hands on one. Serve warm in a mug for extra cozy vibes and add a dusting of cayenne powder if you’re feeling brave.
Mexican Coffee Cocktail variations
Our recipe is one of the simplest Mexican coffee alcohol drinks you can make! If you fancy something more decadent and impressive, add a little whipped cream or turn it into an affogato dessert by pouring a shot of this warm cocktail over vanilla ice cream. Got leftover mixture? Freeze into spiked coffee ice pops for a fun adults-only dessert. If you want to avoid the caffeine buzz, use decaf coffee.
For an even easier coffee cocktail with a Mexican twist, try a Carajillo Cocktail, pronounced kah–rah–hee–yoh. Mexican coffee liqueur is added to a glass over ice and topped with freshly brewed espresso. It’s that easy to spice up your caffeine fix.