I’m going to say something that might piss off many people, but this is way better than an Irish coffee. Don’t get me wrong, the original Irish coffee is excellent, but the flavors and spices in this make it a winner. Replacing the Irish whiskey with tequila makes this taste quite a bit different.
NOTE: I have simple syrup listed here, but use piloncillo if you want to make this right. Piloncillo is a Mexican unrefined cone block of sugar with a ton of flavor. (As an aside, brown sugar is close but not the same. Brown sugar is regular old white sugar with molasses added back in.) Piloncillo is natural, unrefined, delicious brown sugar, and it costs almost nothing. If there isn’t a Mexican market where you live, I’m sure you can order it online. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top, and you have just made a coffee that no coffee house can match. Unless they also make Mexican coffee. Then yes, in those cases, they can match it.
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