Spiked Mexican Iced Latté

by Julie Cohn
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The weather is getting warmer and coffee drinks are going iced, so why not your coffee cocktails too?  Coffee cocktails?  You did not know there was such a think, did you?  Oh yes, I did say coffee in a cocktail!  This spiked Mexican Iced Latté is inspired by the traditional Mexican coffee recipe of Café De la Hoya, a hot coffee drink with coffee, cinnamon, and piloncillo (an unrefined whole cane sugar), but this cocktail has the added kick of 1921® tequila cream.  The spiked Mexican Iced Latté makes a great Cinco de Mayo or summer cocktail for those who like creamy cocktail drinks!  Enjoy with crushed ice or on the rocks.

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Spiked Mexican Iced Latté

The key liqueur ingredient in this cocktail is 1921® Cream (La Crema de Mexico), the most ambrosial cream liqueur you will ever taste.  Sweet cream and coffee is blended with 1921® tequila blanco (white tequila) creating flavor notes of vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa, and caramel.  It is silky smooth and slightly dangerous – you cannot taste the tequila in it, just a flavorful cream that warms you to your toes. 1921® Cream is great warm, room temperature, or on the rocks.  1921® Cream comes in several bottle designs, including the special edition pink “Roso Mexicano” and blue “Azul Maya”.

  • 2 oz. 1921® Cream
  • 2 oz. Brewed espresso
  • 1 Tsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 oz. Tuaca ( An Italian brandy with notes of vanilla and citrus)
  • 1 oz. Half & Half
  • Ground cinnamon

(Per glass)

Pour the espresso into a cup with the brown sugar, stir to melt the sugar, then set aside to cool for about 10 minutes. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake well.  Fill a 8-10 oz. cocktail glass with crushed ice, then pour the blended cocktail over the ice.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.  Hint: For a fall-inspired coffee cocktail, be sure to give my Kahlua Pumpkin Spice Caramel mudslide a try!


{Note:  1921®  and Tuaca® are not affiliated with this content.   This cocktail recipe and content were created by and property of A Cork, Fork, & Passport and all items featured were purchased by A Cork, Fork, & Passport.  This post may contain affiliate links.}


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thecocktailcouple 04/25/2017 at 5:18 pm

Can not wait to try these at home! We are ice coffee drinks and tequila lovers. What a perfect combination! Cheers!

Julie Cohn 04/25/2017 at 5:26 pm

Thanks Kim, you will love it!

Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake 05/01/2017 at 1:14 pm

I am all about coffee cocktails, totally loving this!

Julie Cohn 05/02/2017 at 3:59 am

Thank you Michelle!


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