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Mexican Coffee

Mexican Coffee with Tequila and Vanilla Ice Cream

Great coffee drink that is well known in Cabo San Lucas. What makes it so special? It's that extra touch of heat from Tequila!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cocktails
Calories 425kcal
Author Creative Culinary


  • 2 teaspoons sugar divided
  • 3 ounces tequila divided
  • 3 ounces coffee liqueur I used Kahlua
  • Ground cinnamon to dust
  • 2 cups prepared coffee divided
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream divided


  • Pour some coffee onto a saucer, do the same with the sugar on another plate.
  • Dip the rim of your glasses into the coffee and then into the sugar to coat the rim.
  • Using a kitchen torch or a lighter, caramelize the sugar on the rim.
  • Add 1 & 1/2 ozs of both the tequila and the coffee liqueur to each glass.
  • Dust the Kahlua/tequila mixture with cinnamon, add 1 cup of hot coffee and finish each glass with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Dust the ice cream with a shake of cinnamon


I did not flame the mixture of tequila and Kahlua; as dramatic as it is in the video...it tastes great without and my house is still standing.


Serving: 18 | Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g