Cañitas
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Cañitas
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Rating

4.52 / 5
The Cañitas cocktail offers a bold fusion of intense coffee flavor with the smooth and robust character of white rum, served in a shot glass for a potent and quick ... more The Cañitas cocktail offers a bold fusion of intense coffee flavor with the smooth and robust character of white rum, served in a shot glass for a potent and quick sipping experience. Its rich, indulgent profile is sometimes completed by a dollop of whipped cream, which adds a decadent touch to the otherwise straightforward blend. This cocktail is typically served hot, making it a stimulating choice for those looking to combine their love of coffee with a spirited kick. As an unshaken and stirred concoction, the Cañitas provides a no-frills approach to a spirited coffee experience.
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15 key ingredients
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Base ingredient
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White rum
Garnish
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Cream
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26.67% | 2.4 units *
Details
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Hot
Stirred

Shot glass

Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
60ml 2oz 6cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Cañitas cocktail is a daring combination that packs a punch; the rich, dark coffee blends harmoniously with the crispness of the white rum, offering a strong, spirited jolt in a compact shot form. This stimulating mix, sometimes crowned with whipped cream, creates a delightful contrast between the heat of the freshly brewed coffee and the creamy coolness, providing an indulgently balanced yet potent sip for those chilly evenings or as a bold end to a meal.

Method
How to make a Cañitas

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a small shot glass add the rum and espresso coffee
Stir appropriately
Garnish with some whipped cream on top and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to serve a Cañitas cocktail?

The Cañitas cocktail is best served hot in a shot glass. To ensure it's served at the optimal temperature, prepare the coffee first and then mix it with white rum before serving immediately. Stirring the mixture, rather than shaking, is recommended to blend the ingredients without diluting the drink's intensity.

FAQ

Can I use any type of coffee for a Cañitas cocktail?

Yes, you can use any type of coffee for a Cañitas cocktail, depending on your taste preferences. However, a strong, freshly brewed coffee is recommended to complement the white rum and give the cocktail its characteristic bold flavor. Whether you prefer espresso, Americano, or another coffee preparation, make sure it's hot to match the cocktail's profile.

FAQ

Is the Cañitas cocktail suitable for those who prefer low-alcohol drinks?

With an alcohol content of 26.67%, the Cañitas cocktail might be considered strong for those who prefer low-alcohol drinks. It's a potent mixture, primarily due to the inclusion of white rum. If you're looking for a lighter option, consider adjusting the ratio of coffee to rum, or explore other cocktails with lower alcohol content.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of white rum works best in a Cañitas cocktail?

A smooth, high-quality white rum is ideal for a Cañitas cocktail to balance the robust flavor of the coffee. Look for a white rum that is not overly sweet or harsh, as it will complement the warmth and richness of the coffee without overpowering it. Popular brands that are known for their smoothness and mixability may work well in this cocktail.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the Cañitas cocktail to suit my taste?

To adjust the Cañitas cocktail to suit your taste, consider playing with the ratio of coffee to white rum. For a stronger coffee flavor and a less alcoholic drink, increase the amount of coffee. Conversely, for a more potent cocktail, you might add more white rum. Additionally, experimenting with different types of coffee or including a sweetener, like simple syrup or sugar, can help customize the drink to your liking.

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