Bar to Bar Through Beantown
“This was more than a drink – it was entertainment!”
Neighborhood: Playa Mujeres Mexico (North of Cancun)
Website: Excellence Playa Mujeres
Date of Visit: May 23rd – May 31st 2011
Server Name: Martin @ Barcelona Restaurant
Valerie’s Drink of Choice: Mayan Coffee
Ingredients: Dark coffee, ice cream, brandy, rum, coffee liquer, an anise flavor liquor, etc.
Cost: All inclusive resort!
Review: This was more than a drink – it was entertainment! Our waiter, Martin, came over to the table to serve us Mayan Coffee. He first dipped the glasses in Kahlua and brown sugar and then held them over the flames to caramelize the rims (umm….yum!). Then the show really got started – he added various liquors to what I like to call the “magic lamps” and poured them from one lamp into the other, getting higher and higher each time, all while it was on fire. Martin then poured the mixture into our glasses, added dark coffee, and topped it with vanilla ice cream. Honestly, it was one of the best things I’ve had in my life. Sweet but not too sweet, warm from the coffee, but not hot because of the ice cream. Delish. I wish I had been paying more attention to exactly what was in it so I could try to replicate it (and not burn the house down).