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10 Coffee Cocktails You Need To Try

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - June 9, 2020 6 min read

A love for either coffee or alcohol, will introduce fans to entire universes of yummy drinks. From espresso to latte and from French Lavendar flavour to chocolate syrup drizzled, you never know which caffeine mood a coffee person is going to find himself in. Likewise in the case of alcohol, love for liquor usually translates to different drinks deemed appropriate for distinct occasions, like beer during a hot summer day, and whisky when life gets tough. 

 

 

But for those who relish BOTH, the whole beverage world is their playground. Especially when you enjoy blending the two loves of your life. Because we all know how amazing a well-crafted cocktail can taste, adding coffee into the mix just makes things unimaginably better. To help you get the best of both worlds, we've listed the 10 best coffee cocktails one needs to snag a sip of, the first chance they get. After all, these mouthwatering alcoholic coffee drinks are enticing and intoxicating in equal parts!

 

1. Irish Cold Coffee 

 

About The Cocktail

An absolute classic with a sure-shot appearance on every list of the best coffee cocktails, this is a simple concoction that blends the dark taste of coffee with the buzz of whisky. For any caffeine lover, this is the ultimate coffee alcoholic drink, one that comes with a tantalizing taste, and double the amount of buzz. Because of the simplicity of the recipe and the easily available ingredients involved, you can re-create this coffee cocktail in your kitchen whenever you have some whisky to spare. 

 

Coffee Cocktail Ingredients 

  • Strong Iced Coffee
  • Whisky 
  • Simple Sugar Syrup 
  • Heavy Cream

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2. El Cafecito

 

About The Cocktail

Rum fans it's time to rejoice, because this is a dark coffee cocktail you will lap up every drop of. It's a strong alcoholic coffee drink that combines the ability of coffee to wake you up along with the tendency of a good dark rum to get you in the mood to party. This is also one of the best coffee cocktails to kick-start the crisp chill of autumn with, but as you probably already know, the fondness for rum knows no season. If you plan on hunting for the perfect brand of dark rum to add to this, we'd advise you to go for something a bit high-quality and smooth-tasting. 

 

Coffee Cocktail Ingredients 

  • Dark Rum
  • Coffee Liqueur
  • Licor 43 Or Honey Vanilla Liqueur 
  • Chocolate Bitters

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3. Cafe Amore 

 

About The Cocktail

This mouthwatering coffee cocktail reiterates the proverb, beauty lies in simplicity. With the delicious mix of Brandy and black coffee, you get a warm, inviting drink perfect for letting your hair down, after a long, draining day at work. The whipped cream goes a long way in enhancing the smooth flavours in this alcohol coffee drink, and to add that extra flair you can even top it off with some chocolate shavings!

 

Coffee Cocktail Ingredients 

  • Black Coffee 
  • Amaretto Liqueur
  • Cognac Brandy  
  • Whipped Cream (Optional)

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4. Kentucky Coffee 

 

About The Cocktail

One of the yummiest coffee cocktails we've tasted so far, this one can be enjoyed as the perfect holiday beverage or an after-dinner drink at home, in equal measure. This alcoholic coffee beverage is creamy and smooth, and the caffeine flavour adds extra warmth to an already comforting drink. It's also super easy to make in the kitchen, and the end product is an ideal glass to sip on over some banter with the gang! 

 

Coffee Cocktail Ingredients 

  • Hot Coffee
  • Bourbon
  • Heavy Cream
  • Sugar (To Taste) 

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5. Siciliano

 

About The Cocktail

Wine lovers, here's a little treat for all of you. This refreshing cold-brew coffee cocktail is the perfect summer evening drink, especially if you aren't particularly fond of fruity summer cocktails. It's a cold brew coffee cocktail, meant to be enjoyed either after a filling dinner, or in the form of an offbeat drink for your Sunday summer brunches. It's a fairly low alcohol cocktail which means more to guzzle down without getting overbearingly tipsy! 

 

Coffee Cocktail Ingredients 

  • Vermouth Wine
  • Cold Brew Coffee 
  • Club Soda
  • Simple Sugar Syrup 

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6. Colorado Bulldog 

 

About The Cocktail

This is a coffee-based vodka drink that doesn't feel as sharp in flavour as the original liquor, and instead has a sweet, refreshing taste, thus lending it an indisputable top rank on most lists of the best coffee cocktails. The thing about this alcoholic coffee beverage is that it tastes so delightful and creamy, you'd want to down glass after glass without any qualms whatsoever. The splash of coke only magnifies it's frothiness and adds a deeper sweetness to the concoction. 

Coffee Cocktail Ingredients 

  • Vodka
  • Coffee Liqueur
  • Cream (Or Milk)
  • Coca Cola

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7. Espresso Martini 

 

About The Cocktail

A classic in every measure, this is a coffee cocktail that blends the two most adored beverages in both the departments. The recipe is simplistic, and involves a few ingredients most home bars tend to have plenty of. It comprises of generous shots of biting vodka, and some excellent brewed black coffee. The bitterness of both these components are matched by the sweetness of coffee liqueur and sugar syrup, and the drink is best enjoyed in a James Bond style martini glass. 

 

Coffee Cocktail Ingredients 

  • Vodka
  • Brewed Espresso 
  • Coffee Liqueur
  • Simple Sugar Syrup (To Taste) 
  • Coffee Beans (Optional; For Garnish) 

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8. White Russian 

 

About The Cocktail

If you're yet to try this coffee cocktail, trust us when we say you're in for an absolute treat! It's a classic vodka cocktail that masks the burning taste of the liquor with copious amounts of heavy cream. The most heavily used coffee liqueur is Kahlua, but any other variety would work as well. The cream is poured after you've mixed the vodka and liqueur together, giving rise to an enticing looking drink that tastes just as great as its appearance!

 

Coffee Cocktail Ingredients 

  • Vodka 
  • Coffee Liqueur 
  • Heavy Cream 
  • Ice

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9. Dark Moon

 

About The Cocktail

Take our word for it, you should reserve this coffee cocktail for days you could really use some extra kick! This warm, comforting drink comprises of several interesting flavours, spiced rum being the top-most of the lot. The caffeine gets added with some good old cold coffee, and for the additional punch, a great brand of coffee liqueur is poured. Not just that, it also warrants you drizzling some Cola-Cola into your drink, and topping your tumbler with a few ounces of heavy cream. 

 

Coffee Cocktail Ingredients

  • Spiced Rum
  • Coffee Liqueur
  • Cold Brew Coffee
  • Coca Cola 
  • Heavy Cream

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10. Wake The Dead Shooter 

 

About The Cocktail

Very aptly named, this is less of a coffee cocktail, and more of a shooter to get the party started. Tequila is always the answer when you're looking for an adventurous night, to say the least, and the sweetness added by the liqueur makes this drink particularly dangerous. This is the perfect pre-game drink you can all take a couple of shots of before heading out to the bar!

 

Coffee Cocktail Ingredients 

  • Tequila 
  • Coffee Liqueur 
  • Espresso

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Image Courtesy - Tipsy Bartender 


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