Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Tequila & Mezcal Cocktails

Oaxacan Tail

Image: Kelly Bylsma

This mezcal- and amaro-based coffee cocktail was cooked up as a brunch drink for Esters Wine Shop & Bar in Santa Monica, Calif. This Mexican-themed drink packs a zing from agave and mole bitters and can be mellowed with a bit of cream. While the recipe calls for Foro amaro, other amari can be easily substituted, such as Ramazzotti, Cynar or Averna.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “5 Coffee Cocktails to Keep You Warm This Winter.”


  • 3/4 oz Mezcal
  • 1/4 oz Tapatio blanco tequila
  • 1 oz Foro amaro
  • 2 oz Cold-brew coffee
  • 15 drops Chocolate mole bitters


  1. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir lightly.

  2. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass over a large ice cube.