Tequila Cazadores - Campfire Carajillo

Campfire Carajillo – Easy Coffee Cocktail

The Campfire Carajillo is a delightful coffee cocktail that brings the warmth and charm of a campfire straight to your glass! Combining espresso, Licor 43, Cazadores Café, and a hint of chocolate!

I partnered with Cazadores to mix up the Campfire Carajillo Cocktail recipe! Recipe and ideas are my own.

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Campfire Carajillo – Easy Coffee Cocktail

If you can’t always decide between coffee and cocktails like I do sometimes, I’ve got the perfect combo for the best of both worlds! The Campfire Carajillo is a a twist on the classic Carajillo, kicked up with the rich flavors of toasted marshmallows and graham crackers. If you don’t have an espresso machine, strong brewed coffee works as a good sub. Licor 43, a Spanish liqueur with sweet, vanilla-like flavors, blends seamlessly with the espresso.

I love using Cazadores Café, a coffee-infused tequila, for its depth and a hint of agave sweetness. Chocolate bitters complement the cocktail’s rich and sweet notes. To complete the campfire experience, top with toasted marshmallows and a graham cracker rim!

Tell Me About Cazadores

Cazadores Café is a unique coffee-infused tequila that combines the bold flavors of premium blue agave with the rich, aromatic essence of coffee. This innovative spirit blends the smoothness of Cazadores tequila with the deep, roasted notes of coffee, creating a versatile and delicious addition to cocktails. Perfect for coffee lovers and tequila enthusiasts alike, Cazadores Café adds a distinctive depth and sweetness to drinks, making it a standout ingredient in any bar.

Ingredients for the Campfire Carajillo

  • Cazadores Café: A coffee-infused tequila that adds smooth boldness and a hint of agave sweetness to the drink.
  • Espresso: Use freshly brewed and cooled espresso for the best flavor. If espresso on hand, strong brewed coffee works here too.
  • Licor 43: This Spanish liqueur brings a sweet and vanilla-like flavor, complementing the espresso perfectly.
  • Chocolate Bitters: Just a couple of dashes to enhance the chocolatey notes in the cocktail.
  • Toasted Marshmallows: For garnish, these add a nostalgic and sweet touch.
  • Graham Crackers: Crushed and used to rim the glass, for a delightful crunch and flavor.
  • Honey: Used for the graham cracker crumbs to the rim of the glass. Agave syrup or simple syrup can also be used.
Campfire Carajillo Coffee Cocktail

How to Make the Campfire Carajillo Coffee Cocktail

Crafting the Campfire Carajillo is easy and a visual treat!

Start by preparing the rim of a cocktail glass: crush graham crackers into fine crumbs using a mallet or rolling pin. Brush honey along the rim of the glass, then roll it in the crushed graham crackers until well-coated.

Next, in a cocktail shaker, combine cooled espresso, Licor 43, Cazadores Café, and chocolate bitters. Add ice and shake until the mixture is thoroughly chilled. Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass over fresh ice.

To garnish, skewer a few marshmallows and toast them using a kitchen torch or an open flame. Garnish your drink with the toasted marshmallows, and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Licor 43?

Licor 43 is a Spanish liqueur made from a secret blend of 43 ingredients, including citrus and fruit juices, vanilla, and aromatic herbs and spices. It is known for its sweet, vanilla-like flavor and smooth finish.

Can I use a different type of coffee?

Yes, while espresso offers a rich and concentrated flavor, you can substitute it with strong brewed coffee if you prefer. Just make sure it’s cooled before mixing.

What if I don’t have chocolate bitters?

If you don’t have chocolate bitters on hand, you can use regular bitters and add a small dash of cocoa powder or chocolate liqueur to achieve a similar flavor profile.

What can I use instead of honey for the graham cracker rim?

If you prefer not to use honey, you can substitute it with agave syrup, simple syrup, or even maple syrup.

How do I best toast marshmallows for the Campfire Carajillo?

Toasting marshmallows for your Campfire Carajillo is easy and can be done with a kitchen torch or an oven. Skewer the marshmallows and gently wave the flame over them the kitchen torch or even flame, rotating until they are evenly golden brown. Alternatively, you can use your oven: place the marshmallows on a baking sheet and broil them for 1-2 minutes, watching closely to avoid burning. Toast them just before serving to keep them warm and gooey.

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Tequila Cazadores - Campfire Carajillo

Campfire Carajillo

The Campfire Carajillo is a delightful cocktail that brings the warmth and charm of a campfire straight to your glass! Combining espresso, Licor 43, Cazadores Café, and a hint of chocolate!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz espresso, cooled
  • 1 oz Licor 43
  • 1 oz Cazadores Café
  • 2 dashes chocolate bitters
  • Toasted marshmallows, for garnish
  • Graham crackers, for rim
  • Honey, for rim

Instructions
 

  • Crush graham crackers using a mallet or rolling pin. Brush honey on the rim of a cocktail glass. Roll the glass in the crushed graham crackers until the rim is coated.
  • Add espresso, Licor 43, Cazadores Café, chocolate bitters and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled.
  • Strain cocktail mixture into prepared glass over ice. Garnish with toasted marshmallows.
Keyword boozy coffee, boozy espresso, coffee cocktail, esppresso cocktail, summer cocktail, summer cocktail recipe, Tequila, tequila cocktail
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