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Oaxacan Coffee Recipe (Tasty & Authentic)

two Oaxacan coffee cocktails

Coffee cocktails are very popular, often containing a well-balanced mixture between coffee and alcohol. There are various types of alcohol that pair well with coffee’s natural bitterness, creating a whole new level to flavor and body. The Oaxacan Coffee is a complex layer of sweet, bitter, and bite of the mezcal, topped off with a creamy layer of whipped cream. This is a great cocktail to enjoy after a meal.

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Main Ingredients


Oaxaca coffee bottle of mezcal with agave plants
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Mezcal is a type of alcohol originating from Mexico. It’s a relative of the well-known and popular tequila, which only comes from blue agave plants. Mezcal is around 40–50% alcohol, so it’s a very strong alcohol in comparison to tequila. It has a smoky flavor that blends well with coffee, as well as a sweet-sour taste that varies with each agave plant.


Fresh-brewed coffee is important to marry the flavors of the coffee and mezcal together. However, cold brew coffee will also work if fresh coffee is unavailable. Make sure to dilute cold brew concentrate before making it into a drink.

Cold Brew Cocktail
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Chocolate Mole Bitters

Chocolate mole bitters will add a mocha-like flavor to the Oaxacan coffee, a blend of cacao and spices that add depth to drinks. While they do contain alcohol, they’re used by the drop. They’re optional in the Oaxacan coffee recipe, but they can really elevate the flavors.

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How to Make Oaxacan Coffee

Making an Oaxacan coffee is as easy as other coffee cocktails. All you need to do is add the ingredients together, shake to mix them together and strain into a glass. The whipped cream gives it a garnish while adding a creamy flavor to the drink. Serve immediately and enjoy the rich flavors of this coffee cocktail.

two Oaxacan coffee cocktails

Oaxacan Coffee Recipe

Oaxacan coffee is a delicious hot coffee cocktail that combines sweet cold brew, chocolate mole bitters, and intense mezcal. Add a dollip of whipped cream for a truly decadent after-dinner treat!
5 star average
Prep Time 6 minutes
Mixing Time 3 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 1 Shaker
  • 1 Strainer
  • 1 Cocktail glass


  • 3-4 oz freshly brewed coffee
  • 1.5 oz Mezcal
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar simple syrup
  • 1 dash Chocolate mole bitters optional
  • Ice
  • 1 dollop whipped cream


  • Brew fresh coffee, preferably medium roast. Set aside 3-4oz of coffee to cool, then add to the shaker.
  • Add the mezcal, brown sugar simple syrup, chocolate mole bitters, and ice to the shaker.
  • Shake continuously until contents are fully mixed.
  • Pour into a class, using a strainer to catch the ice. Add more coffee or syrup to taste. Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.


  • Whipped cream – swap for sweetened cold foam or leave out completely
  • Chocolate Mole Bitters – swap for Mexican chocolate
  • Freshly brewed coffee – swap for diluted cold brew coffee
  • Brown sugar simple syrup – swap for brown sugar (melt it into the hot coffee)
Keyword hot coffee cocktails, Mexican coffee, Oaxacan coffee, Oaxacan coffee cocktail

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Jaimie Wisniowski

Jaimie is a freelance writer fueled by coffee, whether it’s hot, iced, or made from a local coffee shop. She enjoys writing all things coffee, especially if it means trying the latest coffee shop trends (hello cold foam!). After spending years writing poems, college essays, and short stories, it only a matter of time to turn writing into a career. Writing about coffee simply combined two of her favorite things! When she’s not drinking coffee by the minute and writing at her laptop, Jaimie spends time hiking, exercising, and living an active life. She also loves to snuggle up with a good book and her dog, Margo. If you catch her without a cup of coffee, she’s probably on her way to the coffee maker now.

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