Mezcal Coffee Cocktail Drink

Mezcal Coffee

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Written by Gavin Wrigley

If a unique cocktail is what you’re after, look no further than this Mezcal Coffee recipe! It’s an easy-to-make drink filled with rich flavors.

Mezcal Coffee Recipe

This simple Mezcal Coffee recipe will warm you up! It's the perfect fall beverage with Mezcal, cold-brewed coffee, and a touch of sugar.

Prep time:

1 minute

Mixing time:

1 minute

Servings:

1

Calories:

104 kl

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Mezcal
  • 2 oz cold brew coffee
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • Ice cubes

Equipment

  • Old Fashioned Glass
  • Measuring Jigger
  • Stirrer or Bar Spoon

Instructions

  • Prep Glass: Fill your Old Fashioned glass with ice cubes and give it a quick stir.
  • Add sugar: Pour ½ oz simple syrup over the ice.
  • Pour Mezcal: Measure and pour 1 oz Mezcal into the glass.
  • Add Cold Brew Coffee: Finally, add 2 oz cold brew coffee to the mix.
  • Stir & serve: Use a bar spoon to stir the ingredients gently and serve immediately.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Mezcal: If you don't have Mezcal on hand, you can use tequila as a substitute. It won't have the same smoky flavor but will still work well with the coffee.
  • Cold Brew Coffee: If you don't have cold brew, you can use regular brewed coffee that has been cooled down for a bit. Just remember, it might be stronger and more bitter than cold brew.
  • Simple Syrup: If you're out of simple syrup,  you can make your own by combining equal parts sugar and water and heating until the sugar dissolves. Alternatively, you can use agave nectar as a natural sweetener (as it pairs really well with the Mezcal). For an extra coffee touch, you can also use coffee liqueur as a sweetener for this drink.

Making a Pitcher of Mezcal Coffee:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, multiply all the ingredients by 8. That would be 8 oz of Mezcal, 16 oz of cold brew coffee, and 4 oz of simple syrup.
  • Mix: In a large pitcher, combine the Mezcal, cold brew coffee, and simple syrup. Stir well.
  • Serve: Pour the mixture into ice-filled Old Fashioned glasses and serve immediately.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Mezcal Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic spirit that has a smoky flavor profile. You can also try making your own substitute by mixing together water, a pinch of smoked salt, a splash of tonic, and a bit of agave syrup (to taste).
  • Proceed As Usual: Use this non-alcoholic substitute instead of the Mezcal, follow the original steps, and enjoy a non-alcoholic version.

Making it Vegan:

This Mezcal Coffee drink is naturally vegan as it doesn't contain any animal products. Most spirits, including Mezcal, are vegan-friendly (just be careful not to use a “pechuga” type of mezcal, as this category in particular is not vegan-friendly).

Nutrition Facts

Calories
104
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.01
g
0
%
Sodium
 
10
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
10
g
3
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Potassium
 
37
mg
1
%
Protein
 
0.1
g
0
%
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.01
g
Calcium
 
3
mg
0
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%

 

Mezcal Coffee Cocktail Drink

Mezcal Coffee Recipe

Gavin Wrigley Written by Gavin Wrigley
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This simple Mezcal Coffee recipe will warm you up! It's the perfect fall beverage with Mezcal, cold-brewed coffee, and a touch of sugar.
Prep time: 1 minute
Mixing time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
Calories: 104

Ingredients
 

  • 1 oz Mezcal
  • 2 oz cold brew coffee
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • Ice cubes

Equipment

  • Old Fashioned Glass
  • Measuring Jigger
  • Stirrer or Bar Spoon

Instructions

  • Prep Glass: Fill your Old Fashioned glass with ice cubes and give it a quick stir.
  • Add sugar: Pour ½ oz simple syrup over the ice.
  • Pour Mezcal: Measure and pour 1 oz Mezcal into the glass.
  • Add Cold Brew Coffee: Finally, add 2 oz cold brew coffee to the mix.
  • Stir & serve: Use a bar spoon to stir the ingredients gently and serve immediately.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Mezcal: If you don't have Mezcal on hand, you can use tequila as a substitute. It won't have the same smoky flavor but will still work well with the coffee.
  • Cold Brew Coffee: If you don't have cold brew, you can use regular brewed coffee that has been cooled down for a bit. Just remember, it might be stronger and more bitter than cold brew.
  • Simple Syrup: If you're out of simple syrup,  you can make your own by combining equal parts sugar and water and heating until the sugar dissolves. Alternatively, you can use agave nectar as a natural sweetener (as it pairs really well with the Mezcal). For an extra coffee touch, you can also use coffee liqueur as a sweetener for this drink.

Making a Pitcher of Mezcal Coffee:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, multiply all the ingredients by 8. That would be 8 oz of Mezcal, 16 oz of cold brew coffee, and 4 oz of simple syrup.
  • Mix: In a large pitcher, combine the Mezcal, cold brew coffee, and simple syrup. Stir well.
  • Serve: Pour the mixture into ice-filled Old Fashioned glasses and serve immediately.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Mezcal Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic spirit that has a smoky flavor profile. You can also try making your own substitute by mixing together water, a pinch of smoked salt, a splash of tonic, and a bit of agave syrup (to taste).
  • Proceed As Usual: Use this non-alcoholic substitute instead of the Mezcal, follow the original steps, and enjoy a non-alcoholic version.

Making it Vegan:

This Mezcal Coffee drink is naturally vegan as it doesn't contain any animal products. Most spirits, including Mezcal, are vegan-friendly (just be careful not to use a “pechuga” type of mezcal, as this category in particular is not vegan-friendly).

What is a Mezcal Coffee?

A Mezcal Coffee is a cocktail made of cold brew coffee, Mezcal, and simple syrup. It’s not a variant of any well-known cocktail but stands out due to its unique combination of smoky Mezcal with richly brewed coffee.

A side shot of a Mezcal Coffee cocktail in an old fashioned glass on a yellow tray and table surrounded by a jigger, a strainer and a bar spoon, in front of a red background

What is a Mezcal Coffee made of – The ingredients

To whip up a Mezcal Coffee, ensure you have these ingredients:

  • Mezcal: A distilled alcoholic beverage from Mexico, made from the agave plant. It adds a smoky flavor to the coffee.
  • Cold Brew Coffee: The base of the drink, provides a rich coffee flavor with a reduced bitterness.
  • Simple Syrup: Balances the coffee and mezcal together.

Mezcal, cold brew coffee, simple syrup and sugar cubes laid out on a white bar table

How do you make Mezcal Coffee?

Learn the process of crafting a Mezcal Coffee with our easy-to-follow guide:

1
<p>Begin by filling your Old Fashioned glass with ice cubes. Give it a quick stir to ensure the glass is well-chilled, providing a refreshing base for the cocktail.</p>

Begin by filling your Old Fashioned glass with ice cubes. Give it a quick stir to ensure the glass is well-chilled, providing a refreshing base for the cocktail.

2
<p>Pour ½ ounce of simple syrup over the ice. The simple syrup adds a touch of sweetness, balancing the smoky flavor of the Mezcal and the boldness of the cold brew coffee.</p>

Pour ½ ounce of simple syrup over the ice. The simple syrup adds a touch of sweetness, balancing the smoky flavor of the Mezcal and the boldness of the cold brew coffee.

3
<p>Measure and pour 1 ounce of Mezcal into the glass. The Mezcal introduces a smoky and complex depth of flavor, adding a distinctive character to the cocktail.</p>

Measure and pour 1 ounce of Mezcal into the glass. The Mezcal introduces a smoky and complex depth of flavor, adding a distinctive character to the cocktail.

4
<p>Finally, add 2 ounces of cold brew coffee to the mix. The cold brew coffee brings a rich, smooth, and robust coffee flavor that complements the smokiness of the Mezcal without making the drink too bitter.</p>

Finally, add 2 ounces of cold brew coffee to the mix. The cold brew coffee brings a rich, smooth, and robust coffee flavor that complements the smokiness of the Mezcal without making the drink too bitter.

5
<p>Use a bar spoon to stir the ingredients gently, ensuring they are well combined. Serve immediately and enjoy the blend of smoky Mezcal and rich cold brew coffee in this unique and refreshing cocktail.</p>

Use a bar spoon to stir the ingredients gently, ensuring they are well combined. Serve immediately and enjoy the blend of smoky Mezcal and rich cold brew coffee in this unique and refreshing cocktail.

A Mezcal Coffee cocktail, shot form above, in an old fashioned glass on a white surface surrounded by Mezcal, cold brew coffee, simple syrup and three sugar cubes

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FAQ

How many calories are in a Mezcal Coffee drink?
A standard serving of Mezcal Coffee drink contains approximately 150-200 calories. However, this can vary depending on the specific ingredients used and their quantities.
How strong is a Mezcal Coffee drink?
The strength of a Mezcal Coffee can vary based on the amount and type of Mezcal used. Typically, it has an Alcohol By Volume (ABV) of around 9-12%, translating to 18-24 proof. This makes it a relatively light cocktail.
What type of alcohol is used in a Mezcal Coffee?
As the name suggests, the primary alcohol used in a Mezcal Coffee drink is Mezcal, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from any agave plant native to Mexico.
In what kind of glass is a Mezcal Coffee served?
Traditionally, Mezcal Coffee is served in an old-fashioned glass, a rocks glass, or a lowball glass.
What does a Mezcal Coffee taste like?
A Mezcal Coffee drink offers a unique blend of flavors. The smoky and earthy notes of the Mezcal perfectly complement the coffee's rich and robust flavor.
What is the ratio of ingredients in a Mezcal Coffee?
The typical ratio for a Mezcal Coffee drink is 1 part Mezcal to 2 parts cold brew coffee and ½ part simple syrup. However, this can be adjusted according to personal preference.
How is a Mezcal Coffee served with ice?
A Mezcal Coffee is usually served over ice, meaning the drink is poured over ice cubes in the glass. This helps to chill the drink and slightly dilute the strong flavors.
Is there a specific time or occasion to enjoy a Mezcal Coffee?
While there are no hard and fast rules, Mezcal Coffee is often enjoyed as an after-dinner drink due to its rich coffee flavor. However, it can be enjoyed whenever you fancy a unique and flavorful cocktail.

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