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6 Coffee Cocktail Recipes to Try at Home

05.21.20By
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Blog

Sometimes, the best things in life come in pairs, and coffee and alcohol are no exception. Whether you need the hair of the dog or a post-dinner treat, a perfectly mixed coffee cocktail can hit the spot. Check out these six recipes and try to make one yourself.

 

Espresso Martini

A popular coffee cocktail that’ll put a little pep in your step is the espresso martini. Despite its name, the espresso martini is not a true martini because vodka is used instead of gin or vermouth. But as long as it tastes good, who cares, right? Of course, you’re going to need espresso. Espresso Machines are a convenient and accurate way to make espresso, but you can also use a French Press.

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Ingredients

Directions

Combine the vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso, and plenty of ice into a shaker. Shake it for about 10 seconds for the ideal frothiness. Strain the mixture into a martini glass to remove any ice chips. Garnish with coffee beans and enjoy!

 

Bonaparte Cocktail

The Bonaparte cocktail is another espresso-based drink. But thanks to its inclusion of orange and soda water, the Bonaparte cocktail is a much more refreshing take on alcoholic coffee drinks. Whenever you need a pick-me-up on those sunny LA days, put on your bartender apron and whip this cocktail up!

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Ingredients

  • 3 oz soda water
  • 1 oz espresso
  • 1½ oz Mandarine Napoleon liqueur (or any orange liqueur will do)
  • Orange slice
  • Ice

Directions

Pour cold soda water into an ice-filled glass. Next, pour the espresso on top of the soda water. Then, pour the Mandarin Napoleon liqueur. Don’t stir the mixture. Let it sit as the ingredients naturally come together. Garnish the cocktail with an orange slice and enjoy!

 

Irish Coffee

If there’s one drink that defines the java-infused libation, it would have to be Irish coffee. After all, this hot beverage is one of the 77 official cocktails selected by the International Bartenders Association (IBA). There are three core ingredients: Irish whiskey, cream, and – obviously – coffee. If desired, use brown sugar or one of our delicious flavored powders.

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz. Irish whiskey
  • 3 oz freshly brewed hot coffee
  • 1 oz heavy cream, slightly whipped
  • 1 tsp brown sugar or The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® flavored powder
  • 8 oz hot water

Directions

First, preheat your glass. Fill an Irish coffee mug or pint glass with hot water, let it sit for about two minutes, and then pour out the water. Add hot coffee, sugar, and Irish whiskey. Stir the ingredients. Then, top off your drink with heavy cream.

 

Cappuccino Cocktail

If you’ve tried our cappuccino, you know it’s the perfect combination of boldness, sweetness, and creaminess. But have you ever thought of adding vodka to the mix? The result is a cappuccino cocktail. It’s a perky, tasty treat perfect for after-dinner socializing. Next time you throw a party or whenever you need a boozy kick, make yourself a cappuccino cocktail.

Ingredients

Directions

Get a shaker filled with ice. Pour vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso, light cream, and simple syrup into the shaker. Vigorously shake the ingredients for about 10-20 seconds. Strain the mixture into a glass. Garnish the cocktail with a sprinkle of Special Dutch™ Chocolate Powder.

 

Café Amore

Café Amore is a simple, delicious cocktail that only comprises three ingredients: brandy, amaretto, and coffee. Brandy is known for its robust flavor. When you pair brandy with amaretto and a dark roast like our Espresso Roast Coffee, the combination creates a bold, distinctive taste you’re bound to love.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz brandy
  • 1 oz amaretto
  • 6 oz Espresso Roast Coffee or another dark roast
  • Whipped cream

Directions

Pour brandy and amaretto into a glass. Fill the glass with coffee. Top the cocktail off with whipped cream and enjoy.

 

Cold Brew Coffee Cocktail

Who doesn't love a cold brew for an afternoon pick-me-up? Well, now you can make your favorite beverage into a lovely libation that's sure to pick you up while adding a little zest to your afternoon.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz Patron Citronge Orange Liqueur
  • 1 cup cold brew coffee
  • Orange to garnish
  • Ice

Directions

Add ice into a glass, add the liquids and mix with spoon, garnish with a piece of orange.