Carajillo Shakeado (shaken carajillo)

The Carajillo is a classic coffee cocktail that marries the boldness of strong coffee with the rich warmth of brandy. A harmonious blend of flavors, it's a delightful pick-me-up with a touch of sweetness. Enjoy it shaken with ice for a smooth and invigorating experience, or savor it after a meal as a sophisticated digestif. The Carajillo is the perfect combination of coffee and spirits, crafted to elevate your sipping moments.

Let’s discuss a special coffee drink called “Carajillo Shakeado.” This delicious coffee cocktail has become quite popular in Mexico and is loved by many for its unique flavors and refreshing qualities.

A woman gracefully holding a martini glass, enjoying a Carajillo Shakeado.

About this recipe

While it may have origins in Spain, Mexico has genuinely embraced this tasty drink and made it its own. The combination of Mexican and Spanish cultures has created a distinctive and lively coffee culture in Mexico. From small, family-run cafes to bustling urban coffee shops, coffee consumption in Mexico is not just a means for caffeine but an experience deeply ingrained in the country’s social fabric. You will find this drink on a menu in restaurants around Mexico.

The Carajillo Shakeado is a prime example of Mexico’s love affair with coffee. This delightful concoction combines the bold flavors of espresso with the richness of Licor 43, a Spanish liqueur infused with 43 different herbs and spices. The result is a perfectly balanced drink that is both smooth and refreshing.

coffee, 43 liquuor, a shaker and ice

What you need to make carajillo shakeado

To make a Carajillo Shekeado, you’ll need a few key ingredients: espresso, Licor 43, ice cubes, and a cocktail shaker.

How to make a Mexican “coffee martini”

Start by brewing a strong shot of espresso using your favorite method. Add a handful of ice cubes to the shaker. Once the espresso is ready, pour it into the cocktail shaker with Licor 43. Shake.

Combining the ice and the shaking action will create a frothy and refreshing texture. Once you’re satisfied with the consistency, strain the Carajillo Shekeado into a glass of your choice and garnish it with coffee grains.

When to serve a carajillo

  • After Dinner: Carajillos are often served as a delightful digestif after a meal. The combination of coffee and brandy can help you relax and unwind.
  • Brunch: Some people enjoy a Carajillo as a special treat during brunch, especially on weekends. It can be a pleasant way to start your day with elegance.
  • Cocktail Hour: If you’re hosting a cocktail party or gathering, offering Carajillos as a unique coffee cocktail option can be a hit with your guests.
  • Celebrations: Carajillos can be a festive choice during celebrations and special occasions like birthdays, holidays, or anniversaries.
  • Coffee Break: For those who love coffee with a twist, a Carajillo can be a delightful pick-me-up during a mid-morning or afternoon coffee break.
  • Nightcap: When you want to end your evening on a cozy note, a Carajillo can be a great choice. Its warm and aromatic flavors make it perfect for winding down.
A woman preparing a shaken carajillo by pouring a drink into a glass.

In Mexico, coffee is not just a beverage but a cherished part of daily life. It brings people together, sparks conversations, and provides a comforting ritual for locals and visitors alike. So, the next time you yearn to taste Mexico’s coffee culture, why not try making a Carajillo Shakeado? It’s a delicious way to experience the essence of Mexican coffee and immerse yourself in the country’s rich culinary heritage.

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A person holding a glass of a shaken carajillo drink.

Carajillo Shakeado

Alejandra Graf
The Carajillo is a classic coffee cocktail that marries the boldness of strong coffee with the rich warmth of brandy. A harmonious blend of flavors, it’s a delightful pick-me-up with a touch of sweetness. Enjoy it shaken with ice for a smooth and invigorating experience, or savor it after a meal as a sophisticated digestif. The Carajillo is the perfect combination of coffee and spirits, crafted to elevate your sipping moments.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 serving
Calories 175 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz freshly brewed strong coffee
  • 2 oz Licor 43

Instructions
 

  • Start by brewing a strong shot of espresso using your favorite method. Add a handful of ice cubes to the shaker. Once the espresso is ready, pour it into the cocktail shaker with Licor 43. Shake.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 45mgSugar: 18gCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.04mg
Keyword coffee, coffee drink

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