"Pour it slowly," he said, gesturing to the remaining cola in the bottle. "It foams up pretty quickly."
What he didn't tell me was to sip it slowly, which I chose to do on my own because my nerves and heart responded pretty quickly to the nitro-injection of caffeine.
The Little Richard looks like a science experiment. The Coca-Cola is topped by caramel-colored foam that slowly morphs into creamy puffs that resemble rock candy. And while the sweetness of the Coke accents some bitterness in the pulled shot of espresso, the flavors work well enough to make you wonder why Coke isn't seriously pursuing a coffee cola. (Just like New Coke, Coca-Cola Blak never happened, OK, people?).
There's no sugar added, beyond what's in the Mexican Coke, so the drink isn't sweetened to the point of candy like many iced coffee drinks. And the kick from the glass is as potent as the donkey mascot on Oddly Correct's paper packaging. At $3.50, it's still in the realm of coffee drinks and not much more expensive than the $2 (at a minimum) that you're spending on a Mexican Coke.
Now, if we could just get Oddly Correct espresso hand-pulled at convenience stores that stock Mexican Coke, I think the Little Richard has a real shot of replacing five-hour energy drinks and Red Bull.