Attention all coffee and cocktail lovers! Get ready to experience the Carajillo coffee cocktail featuring Licor 43 which you can now source at a number of liquor stores in Alberta.
The name "Carajillo" traces its roots back to the days when Cuba was under Spanish rule. Originally known as "Corajillo" (derived from the Spanish word "corage," meaning courage), this beverage is said to have been cherished by soldiers fighting in the independence war. They believed that sipping on this unique blend of coffee and liquor bestowed them with the bravery needed to face the battlefield. As time went on, the name gradually evolved into "Carajillo," and the recipe has been cherished and passed down through generations.
Carajillo Coffee Cocktail can be made with Brandy or Rum but my favourite recipe is with Licor 43.
Now, let's get down to business and whip up this drink. Here's what you'll need:
- 1 shot of espresso or 3-4 ounces of strong brewed coffee
- 1 shot of Licor 43 (adjust according to your taste preferences)
- Ice cubes