Mexican Coffee Recipe, Brazilian Style

Mexican coffee recipe, Brazilian style! Who could ask for anything more? The Latin-Carribean way of drinking your bean juice! Check it out!gingerbread-coffee

My cousin Didi went to Mexico just to ride the donkeys. After a few years there, she returned with the original recipe of this drink. A few hours of experimentation and we came with this new secret formula after my daughter accidentally dropped some mango marmalade inside my mug.

What can I say? She’s a culinary genius!

You can try this recipe with any commercial or gourmet Brazilian coffee.

Mexican Coffee Recipe, Brazilian Style

Preparation time is 5 minutes after coffee is ready.


  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1 fluid ounce hot water
  • 3/4 cup strong Brazilian coffee, prepared with 1 tiny-pinch cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 1 tsp pineapple liqueur
  • 1 tsp sugarless mango marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon whipped cream


  1. Add the cinnamon pinch to your desired amount of coffee.
  2. If making to much coffee, add more cinnamon.
  3. Prepare the Brazilian coffee with your usual brewing method. (NO BOILING!)
  4. I use machine dip brewing for this recipe
  1. Pour sugar and hot water into a coffee mug.
  2. Add the coffee.
  3. Add both coffee and pineapple liqueurs
  4. Add the mango marmalade
  5. Stir do dissolve.
  6. Spoon in the whipped cream gently on top of the coffee.
  7. Serve immediately (try to keep it hot, but not too much)

A liqueur coffee is a mojo cocktail with a shot of liqueur. It may be served in a proper liqueur coffee glass, usually with cream and sugar.

Liqueur brewsters are all alternatives to what is generally recognized as Irish coffee, hot Java with whiskey and a coat of non-whipped cream floating on top.

Liqueur coffee is especially popular in Spanish Galicia, they consider it a traditional liquor. Nationally acknowledged throughout Spain as “carajillo”, it is prepared from a mixture of coffee, sugar, and strong distilled alcohol liquor like orujo, aguardiente or rum.


2 thoughts on “Mexican Coffee Recipe, Brazilian Style

  • 2016-09-12 at 12:24 pm

    Great post! I love the story behind how this amazing cup of coffee came to existence. Isn’t that the best way. Accidental Invention. I’m not much of a coffee drinker unless of course it taste like a dessert which this one seems to fit that bill. Excited to try it. Thanks for the recipe and great story behind it.

    • 2016-09-17 at 10:11 am

      Hello, Cary,

      Thanks for leaving your impressions. Cheers!


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