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Horizontal image of two shooters filled with a layered espresso beverage topped with frothed milk, cinnamon, and lemon peel.

Tenerife Barraquito

  • Author: Nikki Cervone
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small drinks 1x


Barraquito is a Tenerife cocktail from the Canary Islands, featuring beautiful layers of coffee, liqueur, and milk.


  • 2 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon Licor 43 Original
  • 1/4 cup freshly brewed strong hot coffee or espresso
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, warmed and lightly frothed
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish
  • Two small lemon peels, for garnish


  1. Divide the sweetened condensed milk, placing 1 teaspoon in each bottom of two 2-ounce, shooter-sized glasses.
  2. Gently pour half of the Licor 43 over the sweetened condensed milk in one glass. Repeat with the remaining liqueur in the other glass.
  3. Using the back of a small spoon, gently pour half of the coffee over the liqueur in one glass. Repeat with the remaining coffee in the other glass.
  4. Using the back of the same spoon, gently pour half of the frothed milk over the coffee in one glass until it reaches the top of the glass. Repeat with the remaining milk in the other glass. You may not need to use all the frothed milk.
  5. Lightly sprinkle some cinnamon on top of the frothed milk in both glasses, and gently rest a lemon peel on the rim of both glasses.
  6. Serve immediately, using a small spoon to mix all the layers together before drinking.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Coffee
  • Method: Stovetop/Coffee Maker
  • Cuisine: Cocktail

Keywords: Tenerife, Canary Islands, barraquito