Canela Carajillo


Canela Carajillo

Canela Carajillo

Recipe Yield

1 serving

Cooking time

Rate this recipe

4.41 from 5 votes


For the spiced simple syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 canela or true cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole star anise

For the cocktail:

To Prepare

To make the spiced simple syrup:

  • Combine the sugar, water, cinnamon stick, and star anise in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and let it cook for 5 minutes. Let steep until it completely cools down, then strain. (You may store it in a closed container in the fridge.)

To make the cocktail:

  • Place ice in glass. Pour in the simple syrup and tequila, sir. Pour the hot espresso over the top.


2comments inCanela Carajillo

  1. Eileen Lopez

    Nov 26

    Patti, I am a current email recipient and an avid viewer of your shows.
    I am looking for a homemade drink that my mom use to make for me as a child. The drink is called “Atole”. Hope that I spelled it correctly. I would like to give this recipe to my grandson as a Christmas present. Mario is always asking me for recipes and we share back and forth.
    Thank you in advance
    Eileen Lopez

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 27

      Hey Eileen, sent you my recipe to your email address 🙂

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