Perfect for drinking after lunch, the carajillo Valenciano is a traditional cocktail from Valencia, Spain. You can find locals calling it after different names like cremat and cremaet, but carajillo is more widespread. So much, that’s common to find a unique carajillo for every country in Latin America and even regions. Carajillo is a warm cocktail, and tradition is forgiving with liquor choices, as long as it’s a spirit with dry to slightly sweet taste like rum, cognac, brandy, or anise. Espresso tends to be the most common coffee drink for making this cocktail, however, you can prepare strong coffee with a Moka pot or an Aeropress if you don’t have an espresso machine. Besides coffee and liquor, the mix includes a bit of lime’s rind, a cinnamon stick, and sugar. I checked different alternatives for this cocktail, and I am posting the flambeed one, which isn’t only more visually appealing, but it offers a very nice taste and aroma. And it’s particularly nice during the chillier seasons.
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@ Caracas, Venezuela
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Yker Valerio (he/him) is a freelance content creator. After more than 10 years of working as a management consultant, he started his blog Bon Vivant Caffè to share his passion for specialty coffee.