The Mayan
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The Mayan
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Rating

3.65 / 5
The Mayan is a distinctive cocktail that combines the rich, deep flavors of coffee liqueur with the tropical sweetness of pineapple juice, all brought together with the robust character of ... more The Mayan is a distinctive cocktail that combines the rich, deep flavors of coffee liqueur with the tropical sweetness of pineapple juice, all brought together with the robust character of tequila. Its unique flavor profile offers a harmonious balance where the earthiness of the coffee notes and the fresh, citrusy flavors of pineapple juice play against the complexity and slight edge of the tequila. Served in a whisky glass, The Mayan creates a sensory experience that nods to both the tropics and the darker, more indulgent side of the flavor spectrum. This cocktail typically garnished with coffee beans, evoking its subtle coffee undertones and presenting a visually striking contrast.
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Base ingredient
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Pineapple Juice
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Coffee
Alcohol content
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15.56% | 2.1 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a The Mayan

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Serve on the rocks in a lowball glass
Garnish with coffee beans and serve
~ I recommend sacrificing a bottle of Kah Tequila Reposado. Aged for ten months in oak casks, it imparts hints of caramel and vanilla to its full agave flavour, nicely balancing the sweetness of the Kahlúa. Plus, the skull bottle will keep things macabre. ~

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different liqueur for the coffee liqueur in The Mayan?

Yes, you can substitute the coffee liqueur with chocolate liqueur for a sweeter taste or a nut-flavored liqueur like amaretto for a nutty twist. Keep in mind that substitutions will change the cocktail's flavor profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some recommended garnishes for The Mayan?

Considering the ingredients, a slice of pineapple or a pineapple leaf makes an excellent garnish. For a more aromatic experience, a sprinkle of grated nutmeg or a coffee bean could also complement the drink beautifully.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve The Mayan?

The Mayan is best served cold in a whisky glass. To elevate the experience, you could chill the glass beforehand and serve the cocktail with a large ice cube to keep it cold longer without diluting the flavors quickly.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most fitting for serving The Mayan?

Given its unique blend of coffee liqueur and pineapple juice with tequila, The Mayan can be particularly fitting for evening social gatherings or thematic parties focusing on Central or South American culture. It's a conversation starter due to its interesting mix of flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in The Mayan compare to a standard margarita?

The Mayan has an alcohol content of approximately 15.56%, which is slightly lower than a standard margarita, which usually hovers around 20% alcohol content due to the higher volume of tequila. This makes The Mayan a slightly lighter option.

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