tequila con café - tequila brewed with coffee

Have yourself a tequila brewed with coffee, since you probably need a drink, or coffee, or both! So rather than having multiple coffees, have a taste of this drink.

Courtesy of Dan Jones’ book Tequila: Shake, Muddle and Stir, via Esquire

Coffee drinks mixed with spirits are in. Make yourself a good tequila brewed with coffee and flavored with vanilla following this recipe.


Tequila Brewed with Coffee Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 1 split vanilla bean (bean)


  • 20 oz of white tequila


  • 1/2 oz freshly ground coffee


  • 1/2 oz of simple Demerara syrup* (7 oz of water/ 1/2 oz  of cane sugar or granulated sugar (raw) / 1 tablespoon of corn or gold syrup -optional-)

1. Boil the water in the pan and gently add the sugar. Lower the heat and stir constantly with a wooden spoon for 3 to 5 minutes until all the sugar is dissolved and the syrup is clear.

2. Turn off the heat and allow to cool. Although flowing, pour into a sterilized glass jar or through a funnel into a sterilized glass bottle with stopper. Adding a spoonful of gold syrup to the cooled mixture will help keep it smooth. Store in the refrigerator for up to six weeks.


Cocktail recipe :

  • Add a vanilla pod to your tequila and let it steep for 24 to 72 hours (check daily, as you want a mild vanilla taste; if you leave it too long, it becomes too floral).


  • When your vanilla infusion is ready, remove the vanilla pod, then add the ground coffee and shake it well. Place the tequila in the freezer for at least 72 hours.


  • Pass through a coffee filter, then add a little syrup to taste. Shake well.


Enjoy your tequila brewed with coffee at anytime, in the morning or in the afternoon after a long day! Discover more coffee cocktails here.


Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.

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