Coffee Cocktails

Shake Up Your Evenings With the 5 Best Coffee Cocktails

There’s no doubt about it - coffee and cocktails are two of life's greatest pleasures. Combine them, and you have the perfect recipe for a delightful evening. If you're a coffee lover and a cocktail enthusiast, why not experiment with coffee cocktails? Here are some ways to mix your favourite brew into your evening drinks.

A Classic Espresso Martini

The Espresso Martini is a classic among coffee cocktails. All you need is fresh espresso, vodka, coffee liqueur, and simple syrup. Shake it up with ice, strain it into a martini glass, and garnish it with coffee beans. The result is a cocktail that is both energising and relaxing.

  • 50 ml vodka
  • 35 ml freshly brewed espresso
  • 25 ml coffee liqueur
  • 5-10 ml simple syrup (according to taste)
  • Ice cubes
  • 3 coffee beans (for garnish)

A Revitalising Cold Brew Negroni

The coffee's rich flavour perfectly complements the Negroni's bitterness, creating a unique cocktail that will impress your guests. After filling a mixing glass with ice, pour in equal parts gin, vermouth, Campari, and cold brew coffee. Stir until it's well-chilled. Strain, add to ice cubes and garnish with an orange peel twist.

  • 30 ml gin
  • 30 ml vermouth
  • 30 ml Campari
  • 30 ml cold brew coffee
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange peel (for garnish)

A Creamy Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is a well-loved classic in the realm of coffee cocktails. Brew a strong pot of coffee, add a shot of Irish whiskey, and top it off with a layer of whipped cream. It's a comforting, warm drink, perfect for a cosy evening.

  • 240 ml strongly brewed coffee
  • 45 ml Irish whiskey
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • Whipped cream (for topping)

A Sophisticated Coffee Old Fashioned

In the Coffee Old Fashioned, the bitterness of the coffee pairs perfectly with the sweet and complex flavours of bourbon. Simply mix coffee, bourbon, simple syrup, and a dash of bitters, and serve over ice.

  • 60 ml bourbon
  • 60 ml strong brewed coffee (cooled)
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange peel (for garnish)

An Exotic Coffee Margarita

Yes, even the classic Margarita can be turned into one of your favourite coffee cocktails. Blend cold brew coffee, tequila, coffee liqueur, and lime juice, and serve in a salt-rimmed glass.

  • 50 ml tequila
  • 50 ml cold brew coffee
  • 25 ml coffee liqueur
  • 15 ml fresh lime juice
  • Salt and lime wedge (for glass rim)

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Elevate every cocktail with Essenza

Mixing coffee cocktails is an art that blends the rich complexity of coffee with the creativity and fun of mixology. With Essenza Coffee's expertly roasted beans, the flavours of your coffee cocktails are sure to stand out. Our high-quality beans guarantee a robust and nuanced coffee base for all your cocktail experiments. 

So why not elevate your mixology game with Essenza Coffee? Contact us or shop now and bring the art of coffee cocktails into your home with Essenza. Enjoy the journey of creating these delightful concoctions as much as the delightful end result.

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