Mexican Hot Coffee Cocktails

Topped with espresso whipped cream, this spiked coffee will quickly become one of your favorite cocktails. Perfect for a chilly evening, everyone will love this easy cocktail recipe.

Mexican Hot Coffee Cocktails
Photo: Andy Lyons
Start To Finish Time:
15 mins


  • 6 cup prepared coffee

  • 2 tablespoon superfine or regular granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground Mexican or regular cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper or cayenne pepper

  • Chocolate-flavor syrup

  • ¾ cup (6 oz.) coffee liqueur, such as Kahlua

  • 6 tablespoon (3 oz.) tequila, rum, or brandy

  • 1 recipe Coffee Whipped Cream

  • 12 chocolate-covered coffee beans

Coffee Whipped Cream

  • ½ cup whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder


  1. Pour coffee into a 2-qt. insulated bottle to keep hot.

  2. In a shallow dish stir together sugar, cinnamon, and ground ancho pepper. Wet rims of glass coffee mugs or brandy snifters with water and dip into sugar mixture to coat.

  3. For each cocktail, squeeze a little chocolate syrup in a design in bottom of a rimmed mug or glass. Add 2 Tbsp. liqueur and 1 Tbsp. tequila. Add coffee, filling mug or glass three-fourths full. Top with Coffee Whipped Cream and coffee beans.

Coffee Whipped Cream

  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine whipping cream, sugar and instant espresso coffee powder. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

250 Calories
8g Fat
25g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 158mg 3%
Folate, total 5.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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