With a coffee kick
By 1846, Cornish miners had been working in the silver mines of Mexico for twenty years. Knit-frocks and flat caps had been replaced with ponchos and sombreros, whilst sea shanties rang out from the tavernas each evening.
Penzance-born distiller Stanley Kiernan was now famous for his succulent alchemy. His most celebrated concoction, locally known as El Café Del Monte, used agave with vanilla and coffee beans.
Each day, a pasty now spiced with chilli and a ration of El Café was sent down the mineshaft to be met with cries of ¡Yeghes Da Amigos!
35% Alc/Vol 70CL