Carajillo coffee cocktail made with espresso and Licor 43


  • Author: Maura Wall Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: cocktails
  • Cuisine: Spanish


A classic Spanish cocktail popular in Mexico, the carajillo is made with espresso and Licor 43 and is the perfect afternoon or after-dinner cocktail that can be enjoyed hot or cold.



  • ½ cup brewed espresso or decaf espresso
  • 1 ½ to 2 ounces Licor 43
  • 8 ice cubes


  1. In an Old Fashioned glass, pour 1 ½ to 2 ounces of Licor 43 over ice.
  2. Slowly pour freshly brewed espresso over the top. To float the espresso for a layered look, pour gently over the back of a spoon and serve with a cocktail stirrer.

Keywords: Licor 43, espresso