Café Mexicano (Mexican Coffee)

Café  Mexicano (mexican Coffee)

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Vickie Parks


Traditionally this is made with a flambé finish. But I don't always have the patience (or torch or lighters) to flambé it in the end. But the flambé finish really does add a nice touch to this drink, if you're so inclined.


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5 Min
5 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • ·
    water (for moistening glass rim)
  • 1 oz
    tequila blanco
  • 1/2 oz
    coffee liqueur (kahlua or similar)
  • 6 oz
    strong, fresh brewed black coffee
  • 1 scoop(s)
    whipped cream (from the can or tub container)
  • 1 dash(es)
    ground cinnamon

How to Make Café Mexicano (Mexican Coffee)


  1. Dip rim of a hot-beverage mug (like an Irish Coffee mug) in water, then dip in sugar to coat the rim. Put the glass over a flame for several seconds to caramelize the sugar.
  2. Add tequila and coffee liqueur to mug, and if desired flambé momentarily with a torch.
  3. Add strong, hot coffee to the mug. Top with a dollop of whipped cream, and dust with ground cinnamon. Serve hot.

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About Café Mexicano (Mexican Coffee)

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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