Coffee cocktails are flavorful, tasty and surprisingly easy to prepare. Let’s get straight to it, here are seven coffee cocktail recipes you should try:
1. The White Russian Coffee Cocktail Recipe
1.5 oz. vodka, 1 oz. coffee-flavored liqueur and 1 oz. heavy cream
Pour your vodka into a cup and add the cream into it. Cream is preferred over milk ‘cause you’re still going to shake this mixture and cream will maintain that thick consistency.
Add your coffee liqueur, Kahlúa is the common one but you can use any you have.
At this point, you’ll decide if you want a chill or hot drink. To make a cold drink, get a separate cup and add ice to both cups. Cover the cup with the mixture and shake for about thirty seconds.
Then pour your brew into the separate glass with just ice.
The process is quite similar if you want a hot drink but this time, you’ll pour the mixture into a saucepan and stir with moderate heat.
2. Siciliano Recipe
1.5 oz. amaro (Italian herbal liqueur), 2 oz. vermouth, 1 oz sugar syrup, and 1.5 oz. strong coffee
Mix all the ingredients in a tumbler and add a slice of orange by the side to serve.
3. Colorado Bulldog
1 oz. vodka, 1 oz. kahlúa coffee liqueur, 1 oz. milk and Coca-Cola.
Get two tumblers, the first, a cocktail shaker which will be used for brewing the coffee and the other, a rocks glass will hold the final drink.
Fill up the rocks glass with ice. Add a little ice to the cocktail shaker and mix the vodka and kahlúa in it. Cover it and shake for 20 seconds.
Now turn that mixture into the rocks glass. Add the milk and the Coca-Cola and you’re done. Serve with a straw and enjoy.
4. Espresso Martini Recipe
1 oz. vodka, 1 oz. kahlúa, 1 oz. cold drip coffee and 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, kahlúa and cold drip coffee into the glass. Cover the cocktail shaker and shake for ten seconds.
Pour the mixture into a martini glass and add vanilla ice cream.
5. Gingerbread Latte Recipe
2 tbsp. granulated sugar, 1 tbsp. sliced ginger, ½ ounce nutmeg, 1 tbsp. cinnamon, 1 tbsp. freshly ground coffee, whipped cream
Pour 125ml of water into a saucepan and add the granulated sugar and sliced ginger. Then add nutmeg and cinnamon to it.
Place the saucepan on moderate heat till the sugar dissolves and then use low heat for about 20 minutes to concentrate the ginger in the drink.
Pour your newly formed gingerbread syrup into a mug. Place a filter on the mug and add freshly ground coffee. Pour hot water over the grinds to get them into the syrup.
Add steamed milk to the mixture and then top with whipped cream after its done mixing. You can serve with a sprinkling of nutmeg.
6. Irish Coffee
It was invented in Ireland in the 1940s and is one of the most popular coffee cocktails around.
2 tbsp. brown sugar, 150 ml of cold brew coffee or any other strong coffee, 50ml whiskey (preferably Irish whiskey) and whipped cream.
Using a stem glass, fill with hot water to warm your glass up. Pour the water away after five minutes and add brown sugar to the glass.
Then add 150ml of cold brew coffee or any other strong coffee and stir the mixture so the sugar can be properly dissolved. The whiskey should go in at this point.
Whipped cream forms the top layer of the Irish whiskey and you’re going to add it to the drink on the back of a spoon. Keep adding the cream till you get to the brim of the glass.
Do not stir at this point so you don’t change the consistency of the bottom layer.
7. French Connection Coffee
2 ounces of cognac, 1 ounce of amaretto and 150ml cold brew coffee
Put five ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, add your cognac and amaretto and shake for ten seconds.
Pour the mixture into a separate glass and add strong cold brew coffee. Taste and if you’re not okay with it add more amaretto till you get a perfect brew.
You can serve with whipped cream on top.