Mexican Coffee

Delicious and warm Mexican Coffee made with a splash of tequila, coffee liqueur, and vanilla ice cream.

Mexican Coffee at Diethood

Clearly, we all need a cocktail, however THIS coffee-cocktail should also be known as, Mommy Juice – it works WONDERS!

Soooo… HI! How are you?? Happy mid-week!

If you had told me ten years ago that I’d be sitting here adding tequila to my coffee, I would’ve said… HECK YEAH! 😀

Tequila reminds me of Puerto Vallarta, circa 2001. All I remember is my friends, Coronas, tequila, of course, and “Hit ‘Em Up Style” by Blu Cantrell.
I wish I had known about Mexican Coffee back then – I would’ve ordered it every single day.

And I also remember that our mornings included awesome leftover guacamole… it was brown, but damn good! Anything to cure a hangover, you know?

On topic. I learned about this delicious coffee-drink at a nearby, family-owned authentic Mexican Restaurant. I was told that Mexican Coffee recipes are many and varied, but with tequila, kahlua, and vanilla ice cream, it is as authentic as it gets.

I took their advice and got drunk as soon as I got home. By the time I got the ratios down pat, I was slurring my words and started bumpin’ to Nelly Furtado’s, I’m Like a Bird. I quickly learned that a full shot-glass of tequila in hot brewed coffee was not the answer to this recipe. Ew!

Mexican Coffee at

Go get a glass or a mug, and join me. We can celebrate Cinco de Mayo right now, if you like.

Also? That ice cream on top? OH yeaaaah… super amazing.


Mexican Coffee
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Serves: Serves 1
  • 1 cup strong hot brewed coffee
  • ½ oz. tequila
  • ½ oz. coffee liqueur ( I used Kahlua)
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • cinnamon
  1. Pour coffee in a glass or mug.
  2. Stir in tequila.
  3. Stir in coffee liqueur.
  4. Top with scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  6. Serve.


  1. says

    What an awesome combination of flavors in this Mexican coffee, especially with a little tequila. And ice cream? Yes I have to say, this will be made here soon. This weekend. Thanks!


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