Café Mexicano (Mexican Coffee)

Café  Mexicano (mexican Coffee) Recipe

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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


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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)


  • 1Dip 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.
  • 2Add tequila and coffee liqueur to mug, and if desired flambé momentarily with a torch.
  • 3Add 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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