TP is visiting Barcelona this week and just discovered the carajillo, Spain’s espresso/alcholic shot mix. Oh, carajillo, where have you been all of my life?
As with anything worth putting in your mouth, the carajillo is storied. The word supposedly derives from coraje (“courage”) and the tale goes that Spanish sailors in Cuba drank this rum mixed with coffee for bravery. Or carajillo might also come from carajo, which can refer to a dick but is more usually used as a vulgar intensifier.
Here’s the official Tipsy Pilgrim recipe:
Pour a shot (cognac, brandy, whiskey, rum)
Add a shot of espresso
Add sugar, if you must