Café de la Mañana

Tequila-spiked coffee? You betcha! This coffee cocktail from Quentin Ertel, owner of The Saint Social Club in Seattle, is perfect for livening up an ordinary cup of joe.

1 ½ oz. reposado tequila
½ oz. Kahlua coffee liqueur
8 oz. fresh-brewed coffee
Fresh agave nectar whipped cream
Glass: goblet or Irish coffee
Garnish: nutmeg

Add the tequila and Kahlua to a glass and top with fresh, hot coffee. Fold the whipped cream onto top of drink. Dust with freshly grated nutmeg.

Agave Nectar Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp. agave nectar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Tools: hand mixer, bowl

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until firm.

Quentin Ertel, The Saint, Seattle