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Spanish Coffee (Carajillo) Recipe

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: carajillo
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 88kcal
Author: EspressoCoffeeGuide.com
The Spanish coffee originated as a war-time drink, combining rum and coffee to give the troops courage (coraje). It's been adopted and modified for the American tastes to include a coffee liqueur and whipped cream.
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  • ½ oz Coffee Liqueur eg. Kahlua
  • ½ oz Rum
  • 6 oz Coffee hot brewed
  • Whipped cream optional
  • 1 Cherry


  • Combine coffee liqueuer and rum into glass
  • Pour coffee into glass, stirring with a spoon
  • Optionally: use a spoon to top with whipped cream, maintaining separation of ingredients. 
  • Add cherry.


This Spanish Coffee recipe combines the best of coffee and alcohol into a pleasant after-dinner drink. The sweet liqueur and whipped cream means that typically sugar isn't needed.


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 83mg | Sugar: 7g