Cicatriz’s Carajillo

Scarlett Lindeman | Mexico City

Mexico City’s party drink—a combination of fresh espresso and the Spanish liqueur Licor 43—can be found throughout the city in cantinas, coffeeshops and cocktail bars. At Cicatriz, an all-day café in the capital city, Scarlett and Jake Lindeman serve one of the best versions in town. “Frothy, caffeinated, and sweet—it’s like an adult milkshake,” says Lindeman.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces Liquor 43
  • 2 ounces Liquor 43
  • 1 ounce freshly pulled espresso (Cicatriz uses a blend of Chiapas and Veracruz beans from local Mezican roasters)
  • 1 ounce freshly pulled espresso (Cicatriz uses a blend of Chiapas and Veracruz beans from local Mezican roasters)

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake hard with ice until chilled.
  2. Strain into an old-fashioned glass with a large ice cube.

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