Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Drink 128: Hot Enough For You?

Mexican Coffee Cocktail
Hot hot hot
We have been in a bit of a heat wave lately. Yesterday the mercury peaked at about 137o. In an effort to stay cool, Mrs. Bottle thought it would be a good idea to have a drink made with hot coffee so she chose the Mexican Coffee for our latest drink.  Our coffee maker heats the coffee to 192o so her plan did not work (because of science). It would have worked today, though, when the temperature peaked at 712o.

In addition to coffee, the Mexican Coffee contains coffee liqueur and tequila.  This is not to be confused with the Mexitaly Coffee which has coffee, coffee liqueur, and amaretto.  By coffee liqueur, the book probably intended for us to have some weak stuff like Kahlua or Tia Maria.  Since we are out of Kahlua (how could Mrs. Bottle let that happen?), we used Patrón XO Cafe liqueur.  The Patrón is 70 proof instead of 53 proof like Kahlua.  It still only makes the drink 8% alcohol, though, so it wasn’t a huge difference in overall potency.

The Patrón did affect the flavor, though.  It is not nearly as sweet as Kahlua, so the drink was a little bitter. Side note: the XO Café is really very tasty on its own.  Their web site says it would also make a good dessert topping, so you might want to try some on your cake the next time you are at some kid’s birthday party.  It will make the time pass faster.

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We also used gold tequila instead of our traditional silver which added a bit more bite than it would have otherwise had.  This and the Patrón combined to make the drink a little less tasty than it had the potential to be.  I think with some silver tequila, some sweeter liqueur, and day where the temperature was somewhere south of 50 degrees, this would be a real winner.

Overall Rating for the Mexican Coffee

Taste: 3 – Has the potential for a 4 or 5
Presentation: 5
Ease of Preparation: 3
Drinks Until Blackout: 11 – 8% Alcohol


0.5 oz Tequila
1 oz Coffee Liqueur
5 oz Hot Coffee

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