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

Mexican Coffee at Diethood Mexican Coffee

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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! icon biggrin Mexican Coffee

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!

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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

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Serves 1


  • 1 cup strong hot brewed coffee
  • 1/2 oz. tequila
  • 1/2 oz. coffee liqueur ( I used Kahlua)
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • cinnamon


  • Pour coffee in a glass or mug.
  • Stir in tequila.
  • Stir in coffee liqueur.
  • Top with scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Serve.
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  1. Emily @ Life on Food May 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM - Reply

    If only I could start every day with a cup of joe like this!

  2. Dionne Baldwin May 2, 2014 at 11:55 AM - Reply

    I want to meet up for coffee with YOU! Adding tequila to my grocery list. :)

  3. Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 1, 2014 at 8:35 PM - Reply

    Girl I need this coffee in my life, love!

  4. Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen May 1, 2014 at 2:19 AM - Reply

    Sounds like an extra fun way to get your caffeine fix!

  5. Kim Beaulieu May 1, 2014 at 12:44 AM - Reply

    My hubby would go whackadoodle for this. Looks amazing.

  6. Rose April 30, 2014 at 1:54 PM - Reply

    I just wonder is it anything alike “Spanish Coffee”?!

    However gotta try this!

    • Katerina Petrovska April 30, 2014 at 2:55 PM - Reply

      Hi Rose!! I think they are similar. From what I know, Spanish Coffee is coffee mixed with rum or whiskey. But both are boozy and delish! :-)

  7. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker April 30, 2014 at 10:15 AM - Reply

    Uhmmm I need this coffee every morning!!

  8. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM - Reply

    Woah! This is one fantastic coffee! Love it!

  9. Matt Robinson April 30, 2014 at 9:46 AM - Reply

    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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