Java Margarita

In an ice-filled Collins glass, top off a shaken mixture of golden Don Julio Añejo Tequila, grassy Mezcal Unión, lime juice, and simple syrup with a solid pour of strong cold brew coffee. Leave the ingredients undisturbed—the layered combo creates a gorgeous dark-and-stormy effect that’ll have you oohing and ahhing. This is a deep, rich-tasting, and slightly smoky variation on the traditional Margarita cocktail.

Java Margarita

Bitter, Sweet


  • 1.25 oz Don Julio Añejo Tequila
  • .25 oz Mezcal Unión
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • .75 oz Agave Syrup
  • 1 oz cold brew coffee


Step one

Combine all ingredients (except coffee) in a shaker with ice.

Step two

Shake to combine.

Step three

Pour over fresh ice in a Collins glass.

Step four

Float coffee on top, to create ‘dark and stormy’ effect.

Contributed by Zach Lynch