5 reasons why Licor 43 & Coffee are the perfect match
Hi there, how’s your summer going?
If you are looking for a distraction that doesn’t involve TikTok (step away now, your future self will thank you) or forwarding yet another Tiger King meme, let the Licor 43 Blog entertain you. Over the upcoming weeks we will share different posts we’re sure would make even Robbie himself proud.
It’s a match!
To start with, we invite you to delve deep into the fascinating world of combining Licor 43 & Coffee. A match worth rooting for, even when it comes to the most skeptical online daters. Look, haters are gonna hate but fans of Coffee Cocktails are in for a real treat these days. Espresso Martinis are gaining in popularity and we are helping to spread the coffee cocktail goodness, one Carajillo 43 at a time.
Oh, if this tasty topic is of interest to you don’t forget that the 4th Edition of the Licor 43 Bartenders & Baristas Challenge is already underway and this year it’s 100% digital! In other words, talented and passionate Bartenders & Baristas around the world are using Social Media to compete and showcase their own Licor 43 Coffee Cocktails, inspiring us along the way.
More information at the end but for now let’s take a sip- I mean step back and see how this beautiful union came about.
1. Licor 43 & Coffee share complementary tasting notes
Looking good today 😉
No wait, complementary not complimentary.
As in the sense of enhancing each other. Just like yin & yang, avocado on toast or Kimye, Licor 43 & Coffee’s complexity and flavour properties pair together harmoniously.
2. Yes really, they are far more similar than you may think
Have you ever thought that coffee could taste floral? Or orange blossom…or jasmin? Well they absolutely can! Some speciality coffees have floral notes and combine perfectly with Licor 43 for this very reason.
If you need more convincing, check out this delightful concoction called Uno Mas 43.
3. A different experience every time
Now this is is where things start to get very interesting indeed. Given all these different flavour profiles to be explored, the possibilities for Licor 43 Coffee Cocktails have no limits.
Where will your imagination take you? Mine is in Maldives… mean somewhere between floral and citric.
Some tasty recipes to get you started:
- Tiki 43 will conquer you with its citric edge (just see below)
- Hierbas 43 with cold brew and coriander shows off the botanic tasting notes of Licor 43 Original
- Spanish Coffee 43 is a creamy treat, warm and yummy!
4. Time to up your sobremesa game
Sobremesa is a delightfully Spanish word / concept describing the light-hearted after-meal conversation and chatting, sitting around the table. You know, just living in the moment. It is like a sacred tradition…and this is where coffee cocktails #ftw. Especially Carajillo 43 which by the way is pronounced “kara-HEEyo”.
One simple reason as to why this is becoming increasingly popular around the world (and not just in Mexico!) is that it really is The Perfect Match, bringing out the best in each other. The distinct taste of a fresh espresso beautifully combined with the wonderful sweetness of Licor 43.
So, the real difficult question is not “Fancy a Carajillo 43?” but rather “Shaken or Stirred?”
5. Last but not least…Licor 43 even goes well with Dalgona!
Remember back in March when there was a whole lot of uncertainty around? Well, internet users, trendsetters and foodies across the world found refuge in whipping up fluffy Dalgona coffees and proudly posting their creations online.
Yet we took this one spatula further and thanks to our Licor 43 USA Brand Champion Mike Nardelli, we put the 43 in Dalgona. Soon, fans couldn’t wait to try out and replicate Dalgona 43 or Fluffy Coffee 43 at home and the world was a slightly less menacing place.
Here’s Mike in action. For the full IGTV video, click here.
So as you can see, the sheer versatility of Licor 43 in mixology crosses over nicely to the world of coffee. Thus securing a place in both your cupboards…and hearts.
Well that’s it for today folks.
Stay tuned for the next post which will be on…Coffee Myths to Debunk!
More on Licor 43’s Bartenders & Baristas Challenge 2020
🌏 Back for its 4th edition. The 9 participating countries are: Spain, Mexico, USA, EBS (European Bartender School), Germany, Netherlands, Brazil, Belgium & Sweden. Read more about the competition here.
📱 Follow #LICOR43BB2020 to see all the wonderful cocktail recipes by participants! Help them secure their spot in the Global Final by liking their videos!
🏆 Don’t miss the Grand Final on October 23 – via Facebook Premiere on Licor 43 Global’s Facebook page