How to Make a La Cucaracha Cocktail

La Cucaracha Cocktail; Cucaracha in Spanish is for cockroach, Yikes! Although the cocktail’s name may creep you out because of an image of those slimy, crawling insects but there’s no need to be distressed. Yes, you will neither be ambushed by an army of cockroaches demanding their glass, nor is the drink made from cockroaches. There is no particular reason why this drink is named so weirdly, but the preparation of La Cucaracha Cocktail is quite fun. If you are planning to call your best friend over to see a thrilling game on the TV, then this drink is surely an ideal company for both of you.

Preparation of La Cucaracha Cocktail is the most thrilling part since two people need to participate in making it. Do not reveal the name of the drink until your friend has it, or else he might think that a drink named as cockroach might also taste like one. Three ingredients with equal amount of ratio are used in this beverage. Kahlua is a Mexican liqueur which tastes like a coffee; it is prepared by mixing coffee, sugar and corn syrup.  This ingredient grants the drink a smooth and heavy texture along with a mysteriously intriguing taste. Gold Tequila is basically un-aged tequila which has color added into it. The third ingredient of La Cucaracha Cocktail is Triple Sec – an orange flavored liqueur. An outclass fusion of flavor is created after the combination of these three ingredients.

Preparation Time: 1 minute 4 seconds
Utensils Required:
Brandy Snifter, Straw
Serving Size:
2 servings


– 2 shot of Kahlua
– 2 shots of Triple Sec
– 2 shots of Gold Tequila


  • 1

    Take a Brandy Snifter, one by one add all the ingredients mentioned above and mix them well.

  • 2

    Put straws in the glass and flame the cocktail. Now comes the fun part - two people have to drink in the same glass and the goal is to drink until the pipes melt down.

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