Mexican Coffee – An Amazing Tequila Variation of the Irish Coffee

I’m going to say something that might piss off a lot of people, but this is way better than an Irish coffee. Don’t get me wrong, the original Irish coffee is great 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 if you want to make this right use piloncillo. Piloncillo is a Mexican unrefined cone block of sugar that has a ton of flavor. (As an aside brown sugar is close but not the same. Brown sugar is actually normal old white sugar with molasses added back in.) Piloncillo is real, unrefined, dirty ass delicious brown sugar, and it cost 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.


Mexican Coffee – An Amazing Tequila Variation of the Irish coffee

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Learn how to make a Mexican Coffee.


  • 1/2 oz Piloncillo Syrup

  • 2 oz Mezcal

  • 5 oz Coffee

  • 1 oz Heavy Cream


  • Simply combine the ingredients in warm glass except the heavy cream.
  • Add heavy cream to shaker and shake for around 1 minute to thicken into whipped cream.
  • Float cream on top.

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