Depending on the area where you live, it may be more or less common to have coffee with liqueurs because, yes, what makes this drink special is that it can be combined with countless things, almost as many as we can imagine.
Coffee doesn’t necessarily have to be accompanied only by milk or chocolate, but other beverages like cocoa, coffee liqueur, herbal liqueur, aguardiente, gin can also be used.
That always depends on the taste of the person who will consume it.
Mexican coffee is a coffee to which liqueur is added, and if you like, you can also add some spices. So, let’s see how it’s prepared.
Ingredients for Mexican Coffee
The ingredients commonly used for Mexican coffee are as follows:
- Freshly brewed coffee, preferably espresso.
- 1 teaspoon of whipped cream (for example, this one)
- 30ml of coffee liqueur.
- 30ml of tequila.
Those are the main ingredients; additionally, you can add spices according to your taste. The most commonly used are powdered cinnamon and cocoa.
How to Prepare Mexican Coffee
Now that we know the ingredients, let’s see how to prepare this coffee.
It’s straightforward, considering that it’s something commonly consumed at home, so it won’t require hours and hours of preparation or days of training; it’s quite simple.
- The first thing to prepare is 120ml or a cup of coffee. In this case, it’s best to use espresso, as the final result will be of higher quality than if we use any other type.
- Now that we have our coffee in the cup (it is recommended to use a medium/large cup, as we will add liqueurs besides the coffee), it’s time to pour 30ml of tequila and 30ml of coffee liqueur.
- We must stir well with a spoon to ensure that all the elements fuse and achieve a homogeneous mixture.
- Once we have done that, as decoration, we will use the whipped cream we mentioned.
- Powdered cinnamon and cocoa can be sprinkled on top of the cream for better presentation and an “extra touch” in flavor, but it’s not entirely necessary, just optional, according to our taste.
How to Prepare Mexican Coffee with Tequila
If there’s something characteristic of Mexico, it’s tequila, so obviously, they were going to have a coffee recipe with that liqueur. It was as clear as they would add aguardiente or coffee liqueur to coffee in Galicia.
The ingredients for this type of coffee are:
- Whipped cream for decoration
The preparation is also straightforward, the steps are:
- Prepare your coffee in a cup.
- Take an empty glass or cup and pour the tequila into it.
- Now pour the coffee into the glass with tequila, you can use a spoon to prevent splashing.
- Carefully add the whipped cream for a better presentation.
Video on How to Prepare Mexican Coffee with Tequila
As always, an explanatory video is more helpful than words, so here’s one:
As we have seen, there are different types of Mexican coffee, most of them with liqueurs typical of their region.