Wet Bar Wednesday – Mexican Coffee

While a nice cold cocktail is a great thing, sometimes it’s nice to have something warmer.  I understand that apparently, in many parts of our country and the world, it is very cold right now.  Fascinating.  I can’t say that I understand this legend, but it is fascinating.  Here it’s a balmy 70 and the air is laden with sea salt.  Isn’t it like this everywhere?!!?

Well, be that as it may, even here it can dip into the 50’s at night, and having a warm mixed drink can be a real treat.  Mexican coffee really hits the spot!
The challenge here is that the precise ration of ingredients is going to depend a great deal on personal taste.  A coffee-lover will want more and stronger coffee, while I put in just enough coffee – weakened – to legitimately honor the name of the drink.  Others will find that just a touch of the alcoholic elements, or the spicy elements is all they need, while I prefer for these to predominate.  Experiment!  
  • hot coffee
  • 1 part rum (white or spiced, whichever you prefer)
  • 1 part kahlua
  • dash of cream or half-n-half
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash of cayenne pepper
Put everything in a good-sized coffee mug and stir with a spoon.  Adjust quantities according to your personal taste.  Repeat.  

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