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Mexican Coffee

Indulge in a delightful fusion of flavors with our delicious and warm Mexican Coffee, featuring a tempting mix of tequila, coffee liqueur, and sweet cream for an irresistible, cozy beverage experience.

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!

Mexican Coffee

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?

How To Make Boozy Mexican Coffee

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 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!

  • So, what I’m trying to say is grab your favorite ground coffee and brew it with a couple of teaspoons of ground cinnamon and 5 cups of water.
  • In the meantime, heat up the milk, heavy cream, and chocolate syrup in a small saucepan over low heat. Once it starts to simmer, remove it from the heat and whisk in the kahula, tequila, vanilla, and the brewed coffee.
  • Divide up the coffee between four cups, top with whipped cream, and serve it immediately.
  • Cheers! 🥂
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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 cream on top? OH yeah… super amazing.


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Mexican Coffee

Katerina | Diethood
Discover the rich, velvety taste of Mexican Coffee blended with chocolate syrup, coffee, heavy cream, tequila, and coffee liqueur, all topped with whipped cream.
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Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • ¾ cup ground coffee, use your favorite regular or decaf coffee
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 5 cups water
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 ounces kahlua
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • whipped cream, chocolate shavings, ground cinnamon, for garnish, optional


  • Add the coffee grounds and cinnamon to the filter basket of your coffee pot.
  • Then add 5 cups of water to the pot and brew as usual.
  • In the meantime, whisk together the milk, heavy cream, chocolate syrup, and brown sugar in a saucepan; set the saucepan over low heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
  • When it starts to simmer, remove it from the heat; whisk the brewed coffee, Kahlua, tequila, and vanilla into the milk mixture.
  • Divide the coffee among 4 cups and top with whipped cream, ground cinnamon, and chocolate shavings.
  • Serve immediately.


  • For Iced Coffee: Allow the mixture to cool completely and pour it over ice. 
  • For Alcohol-Free Coffee, leave out the tequila and Kahlua.


Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 217 kcal | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 37 mg | Sodium: 54 mg | Potassium: 144 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 21 g | Vitamin A: 490 IU | Vitamin C: 0.3 mg | Calcium: 85 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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