If you’re someone who appreciates a cocktail bar as much as a coffee bar, you need a few coffee cocktail recipes up your sleeve. Fortunately, we’ve got quite a few to share!
You might be wondering what the point of a coffee cocktail is. After all, coffee is already the ideal drink, and there’s no point in fixing what isn’t broken, right?
Sure, coffee definitely tastes great black or with popular add-ins like milk or sugar, but a splash of alcohol — usually tequila, whiskey, or rum — takes the already-enjoyable beverage to the next level. Whether you’re drinking alone or entertaining guests, you won’t regret turning your go-to morning beverage into a savory evening delight.
Give your classic cup of coffee a grown-up twist and whip up this delicious Spanish coffee cocktail. This recipe is our very own, and it uses rum, triple sec, and Kahlua (or another coffee liqueur of your choice!) to turn your average joe into a sweet, boozy treat!
Perhaps you’re already a fan of the uber-classy martini, or maybe you just like sipping your beverage out of those cool glasses...either way, you’re going to appreciate the caffeinated cocktail goodness that is our espresso martini! Pull out this recipe, espresso maker, and your cocktail shaker the next time you’re entertaining someone you want to impress; they’ll be impressed for sure!
Now, many of the cocktail recipes on this list and beyond require the use of Kahlua coffee liqueur. But what do you do if you’re dying for a cocktail and don’t have any on hand? Why, you make your own, of course!
If curling up in front of the fireplace with a mug full of warm coffee goodness is your idea of a perfect evening, we think you should meet the Irish cream coffee cocktail; you two will get along for sure. This drink, made with strong coffee or espresso, coconut sugar, chocolate syrup, and Irish cream liqueur, is so sweet and creamy, you won’t want to drink anything else...just don’t forget to enjoy this treat responsibly!
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not the autumnal equinox that signals the end of summer; it’s the return of the pumpkin spice latte! This recipe uses Bailey’s Almande to give your classic PSL some extra oomph, and it’s vegan, too...just make sure you’re the legal drinking age or older before you give it a try.
One of the things we love most about the cappuccino is that its simple recipe leaves plenty of room for add-ins, like cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate syrup, or...booze! That’s why this spiked mocha cappuccino works.
Believe it or not, chocolate and orange are a dynamic duo. Drinks like the zesty orange mocha frappuccino (thanks, Zoolander) and this mandarin chocolate martini are the proof. Don’t believe how well this pairing works? That’s fair....but before you make a judgment, use this recipe to make this chocolate and citrus cocktail. Then, get back to us; we bet you’ll change your mind.
Round out a long, cold day with a warm salted caramel coffee cocktail. Salted caramel Kahlua complements your favorite hot-brewed coffee perfectly, and a dollop of whipped cream sweetens the deal. Sounds delicious, right?
With a name like “The Raven,” you might think this coffee cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate spooky season...and you’d be correct! Kahlua coffee liqueur, vanilla vodka, and your choice of pumpkin spice vodka or cinnamon whiskey make up this strong and dark drink. Feel free to sip it while watching horror films or while staring out the window dramatically on an ominous, stormy evening — whichever works best for you.
If you’ve never tried the Colorado Bulldog, today is as good a day as any to change that. But don’t just make the classic version; try Swift Wellness’s chocolate variation! You might not think vodka, Kahlua, chocolate milk, Dr. Pepper, and coffee beans should go together, but once they all come together in your glass, you might be singing a different tune.
Redneck Rhapsody’s Southern White Chocolate Chata creation is described as being perfect for someone who needs an extra hit of caffeine before heading out the door but isn’t the designated driver of the evening, and we couldn’t agree more. Use white chocolate coffee liqueur, rum chata, hazelnut liqueur, and brewed coffee to put a little pep in your step.
The mark of any good holiday party is, of course, a great signature cocktail! And thanks to our recipe, you won’t have to do much searching to find the perfect drink to serve your guests. You and every partygoer will love this combination of vanilla vodka, Irish cream liqueur, and coffee ice cubes — give it a try!
An Irish coffee milkshake shooter is just like enjoying a sweet dessert in a cup...but with a much-needed grown-up twist. All you need to make these delicious shooters is heavy whipping cream, Bailey’s Irish cream, coffee ice cream, and dark chocolate — pop a chocolate cookie straw into the glass for garnish if you’re feeling fancy.
Summer’s ending and autumn is on the horizon, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to pull out the pumpkin-inspired cocktails! They’re the perfect way to usher in the new season, and this pumpkin white Russian from the Carefree Mermaid travel and food blog is no exception. It’s creamy, sweet, and strong, and not to mention good ‘til the last drop.
If you’re already a fan of Mexican culinary culture, rice-based horchata is no stranger to you. It’s creamy and delicious, and if you’ve ever tried it before, you’re probably thinking it can’t get any better. But, Roasty reader, that’s because you haven’t had the drink with splashes of coffee and Kahlua. The dirty horchata cocktail elevates this traditional beverage to the next level, and our recipe tells you exactly how to make it!
Sure, Santa likes the classic cookies and milk combo, but we’re willing to bet if you leave him something a little stronger, you’ll be on the nice list for life. When the holiday season rolls around, whip up a cookies and cream espresso cocktail; pour this in your glass, and you’ll be ready for every holiday festivity, from watching holiday movies on the couch with the family to, say, setting out gifts on Christmas Eve.
Any serious coffee cocktail connoisseur knows just how good the classic espresso martini is. Luckily for you, there’s no need to head down to your local bar to enjoy one; this Creators of Coffee recipe tells you exactly how to make one in your kitchen! This isn’t your average espresso martini, though. This one has hazelnut liqueur, chocolate liqueur, and egg white — three simple ingredients that make it extra special; you’ll love it for sure!
‘Tis the season to get tipsy, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la! Or whatever the song says...anyway, it’d be a shame to welcome the holiday season with an empty cup, but thanks to this peppermint mocha cocktail, you won’t have to! Before you check out the recipe here, stock up on enough Kahlua mint mocha liqueur, vodka, heavy cream, chocolate syrup, and candy canes for you to enjoy this drink all December long!
This coffee cocktail is for those of us who want the strength and rich flavor of an espresso martini, plus a bit of extra sweetness. Pull out your favorite espresso beans and your old reliable brewer, Kahlua, vodka, caramel syrup, and a cocktail shaker.
If you were on any social media platform in early 2020, you probably remember how quickly Dalgona coffee took the internet by storm. The fun whipped coffee drink proved to be a fun addition to your morning routine, and thanks to this booze-infused recipe from Savored Sips, you can enjoy the creamy coffee after dark, too!
The other espresso martini recipes on this round-up are great for those who want to put a twist on this cocktail, but if you tend to be more traditional, Savored Sips’s classic recipe is right up your alley. It’s got all the strength you expect from espresso, plus a bit of edge, thanks to vodka — simply delicious!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! We’re not just talking about your typical “two scoops in a waffle cone” combo, either. This combination is the whole shebang — pistachio ice cream, cold brew coffee, sweet cream, and a splash of Bailey’s — and it’s the perfect way for any adult of legal drinking age to beat the heat!
The white Russian is a pretty popular cocktail, well-loved by many. If you’ve never tried one, we highly recommend you do so as soon as possible. Don’t feel like making a trip to the local bar? No problem; it’s ridiculously easy to make one of these drinks at home, and this Creators of Coffee recipe tells you exactly how to get it done.
Not only can you get that kick of caffeine in the morning to get you started on your day, but now you can enjoy a delicious coffee drink in the evenings to kick back and relax too! If you love the taste of coffee and alcohol together then any of these recipes will create a savory sip for you to enjoy!
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