The Ultimate Checklist Of Coffee Cocktails You Need To Try

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If someone has to ask me what makes me the happiest, my answer will always be ‘Good Food and my favorite drink’. We all have some of the other kind of combos (shopping and driving or traveling and tasting new wine or coffee/tea and a book) that takes our soul on cloud nine.

Now, what if I say that I have a deadly combo that can be the ideal option if you want to throw a quick party and that can too help you wake up for long.

Yeah, it’s possible with two of your greatest pleasures, it’s time to mix your favorite coffee and booze. A coffee cocktail is what it is called. And the best part when balanced out correctly with the right recipe and right technique, it can be one of the best adult beverage.

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Here are some amazing coffee cocktail recipes that you need to try out today. You can enjoy these recipes alone or you can serve these cocktails to your friends in next house party.

Recipe 1: Irish coffee

We’ll be starting with the easiest recipe out there and what makes this beverage Irish is the whiskey. Talking about the drink, it’s really sweet and smooth, you’re going to love it.


  • 2 sugar cubes
  • 6oz. of hot coffee
  • 1 ½oz. of whiskey
  • Whipped cream

How you do it:

  • You need to start by pre-heating the Irish coffee glass and then pour down hot coffee until the glass is about 3/4th full.
  • Next step is to add the sugar cubes to it and start stirring.
  • Lastly, add the Irish whiskey and then you can use the whipped cream as the topping. That’s it, you’re ready to take the first sip of your coffee.

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Recipe 2: Italian Coffee

Talk to Italians and you’ll get to know how serious they are about their cup of coffee. So, why not try out their taste as well. We’ll be using Strega for this cocktail, which is when blended with hot coffee creates magic.


  • 5oz. hot coffee
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ oz. Strega
  • 1 ½ oz. whipped cream

How you do it:

  • The very first step asks you to pour the coffee and the liqueur into a hot Irish coffee glass.
  • Next, you need to add sugar to it.
  • Top the drink with some whipped cream and also sprinkle some nutmeg.
  • You’re ready to taste your coffee.

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Recipe 3: Mexican Coffee

It’s time for some tequila and ice-cream because we are going to make some delicious Mexican Coffee now. I mean what’s better than putting into some of the best ingredients together and have the taste of it.


  • ¼ cup vanilla ice-cream
  • ½ oz tequila
  • ½ oz Kahlua
  • 6 oz hot coffee

How you do it:

  • Start with melting the vanilla ice-cream in the microwave.
  • Now, add this to the cup of coffee.
  • Lastly, add Kahlua and tequila. Done. Your drink is ready to be served.

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Recipe 4: Carajillo

Well, this Spanish drink involves a little elbow grease as compared to the above recipes. But to be honest this powerful and smooth coffee cocktail is something you’ll want again and again.


  • 4oz coffee
  • 1oz rum and coffee liqueur
  • ¾ oz Jamaican rum
  • ¾ oz Grand Mariner
  • ¼ oz brown sugar syrup
  • 4oz heavy cream
  • Orange slice and fine sugar (both are optional)

How you do it:

  • Use the orange slice (if you’re taking that option) and wet the rim of the glass. Now, put some sugar on a plate and dip that glass upside down into the same.
  • Next, you need a shaker along with the coil of a hawthorne shaker, add 1/2oz of Grand Mariner and heavy cream into it. Dry shake both the ingredients for about 10 seconds.
  • Here, you can brew the coffee.
  • Add both the contents of the shaker to the coffee along with the remaining Grand Mariner, Jamaican rum, brown sugar syrup, and coffee liqueur.
  • Start stirring and then float some cream on the top of the drink using the back of the spoon. Do it carefully.

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Recipe 5: Maple Bourbon

Yeah, I know these two ingredients are almost everyone’s favorite out there. And why not, they both have such out-of-the-world flavors. Think, when you add them into the coffee, what magic it can create.


  • 8oz freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1oz bourbon
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy/ whipping cream

How you do it:

  • First, brew the coffee. Take a mixing bowl and add maple syrup, whipping cream, vanilla and brown sugar to it. Start mixing all the ingredients.
  • Next, you need to pour down 1oz of bourbon into the cup of coffee.
  • Take 1/8th cup of the mixture you mixed in the first step, add it to the coffee mug and start stirring it.
  • Top your drink using whipped cream and you’re ready to have the first sip of it.

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Recipe 6: The French Connection/ Café Amore

If you’re the one who just loves the taste and flavor of France, this is the coffee cocktail for you. The drink is basically, part Amaretto liqueur and part Cognac.

Also, remember that this version is served warm and is often called as Café Amore. So, if by any chance you’re looking for something you can serve during winter months, this is your recipe.


  • 1oz Cognac
  • 1oz Amaretto
  • Hot coffee
  • Whipped Cream
  • Shaved Almonds

How you do it:

  • Take a hot glass and fill it with 1oz of Cognac and Amaretto each. Then fill the rest of the part with hot, black coffee.
  • Now, you can add whipped cream and shaved almonds on the top. You’re ready to serve your drink.

So, enhance your coffee experience with some of these hand-picked coffee cocktails. And this also means, even when you’re not allowed to drink, you can still have the chance to go for a cocktail-inspired coffee beverage that doesn’t involve alcohol completely.

Also if your want to try these amazing cocktails and other coffee drinks then you must acquire a good coffee maker.

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