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17 Must-Try Coffee Cocktails

Exploring the world of coffee cocktails introduces a new perspective on classic drinks. These recipes mix coffee’s deep flavors with spirits to create something unique. Perfect for those who love their coffee with an extra kick or want to spice up their cocktail routine. The guide offers everything from espresso martinis to more inventive creations, catering to all tastes. It’s great for gatherings or a cozy night in, adding a sophisticated twist to your drink selection. Check out this roundup for some fantastic coffee cocktail ideas.

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Espresso Martini

espresso martini cocktail

This sophisticated coffee cocktail combines the rich flavors of coffee and vodka, resulting in a harmonious blend of bitterness and sweetness. It’s made with freshly brewed espresso, vodka, and a touch of sweetness from coffee liqueur. Served in a martini glass, the Espresso Martini is enjoyed by those seeking a classy and energizing drink. Whether you’re a coffee lover or a cocktail enthusiast, this drink is sure to awaken your senses and leave you craving for more. Indulge in the decadent allure of the Espresso Martini, and let its smooth and invigorating flavors transport you to a state of pure pleasure.


bushwacker cocktail

This tropical delight is the perfect summer indulgence. Combining rum, coffee liqueur, coconut cream, and chocolate, the Bushwacker is a creamy and luscious coffee cocktail that offers a taste of paradise. Its flavors are reminiscent of a chocolate milkshake with a boozy twist. Served over crushed ice, this cocktail is best enjoyed on a sunny beach or by the poolside. Let the Bushwacker whisk you away to a tropical oasis, where every sip is like a mini vacation.


mudslide cocktail

If you’re a fan of chocolate, the Mudslide is a must-try cocktail. It blends vodka, coffee liqueur, and Irish cream to create a decadent and velvety drink that resembles a boozy chocolate milkshake. Served over ice and garnished with a drizzle of chocolate syrup, the Mudslide is a dessert in a glass. It’s loved by those with a sweet tooth and anyone looking for a sinfully delicious treat. Indulge in the rich flavors of the Mudslide and let it satisfy your chocolate cravings with every sip. If you’re really feeling decadent, top it with whipped cream!

White Russian

Bartender finishing a White Russian cocktail

Simple yet sophisticated, the White Russian is a classic cocktail that combines vodka, coffee flavored liqueur, and cream. This creamy concoction offers a delicate balance of flavors, with the liqueur adding a touch of sweetness to the smoothness of the vodka and cream. Served over ice in an old-fashioned glass, the White Russian is best enjoyed when you’re in the mood for a relaxed and elegant drink. Experience the timeless appeal of the White Russian and discover why it has remained a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts for decades.

Irish Coffee 

Irish Coffee

For those who enjoy the combination of coffee and whiskey, the Irish Coffee is a true delight. This classic coffee cocktail brings together the robust flavors of hot brewed coffee, Irish whiskey, and a dollop of lightly whipped cream on top. The warmth of the drink combined with the smoothness of the Irish whiskey creates a comforting and invigorating experience. Sip this delightful concoction from a glass mug and let the Irish Coffee transport you to a cozy Irish pub, where the atmosphere is inviting and the flavors are simply irresistible.

Tequila Espresso Martini

tequila espresso martini

A Mexican twist on the classic Espresso Martini, this cocktail introduces tequila into the mix. The combination of tequila, espresso, and coffee liqueur creates a vibrant and invigorating drink. Served in a martini glass and garnished with a coffee bean, the Tequila Espresso Martini is a bold and spirited choice for those who enjoy the distinctive flavors of tequila. Embrace the fusion of tequila and espresso in this daring cocktail and let it ignite your taste buds with its fiery allure. Don’t forget to garnish with coffee beans to complete the look.

Black Russian

Black Russian Cocktail with Vodka and Coffee Liquor

With its simplicity and elegance, the Black Russian is a timeless coffee cocktail that never fails to impress. This straightforward drink combines the bold flavors of vodka and coffee liqueur, resulting in a dark and mysterious drink. Served on the rocks, the Black Russian is enjoyed by those who appreciate the rich and robust taste of coffee-infused vodka. Its deep and sophisticated character appeals to cocktail enthusiasts looking for a no-frills yet satisfying experience. Delve into the enigmatic depths of the Black Russian and discover the allure of its dark simplicity.

Tiramisu Martini

Tiramisu Espresso Martini

Inspired by the iconic Italian dessert, the Tiramisu Martini captures the essence of indulgence in a glass. This delectable cocktail combines the flavors of coffee liqueur, vodka, and cream, mirroring the creamy and luscious layers of a classic Tiramisu. Served in a martini glass and garnished with cocoa powder, it delivers a taste sensation that is both familiar and exquisite. The Tiramisu Martini is adored by those with a sweet tooth and a penchant for decadence. Each sip is a journey through layers of rich coffee, velvety cream, and a subtle hint of chocolate. Indulge in the opulent flavors of the Tiramisu Martini and allow it to transport you to a realm of pure dessert bliss.

Cold Brew Negroni

espresso negroni

Take a risk and mix up your usual coffee cocktail with the cold brew negroni. If you like a classic negroni, this cold brew cocktail is worth a try. It combines gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth with the addition of cold brew coffee. The result is a citrus-y take on a coffee cocktail, with a little extra bitterness from the Campari. If you like a bitter cocktail or you drink your coffee black, you just might love this drink. Garnish with an orange peel and tell us what you think!

Flat White Martini

Flat White Martini recipe

Blending the best of two beloved beverages, the Flat White Martini is a delightful fusion of coffee and vodka. Crafted with a shot of espresso, vodka, and a hint of sweetness, this martini offers a bold yet smooth flavor profile. Served in a martini glass, this coffee cocktail is the perfect choice for those seeking a sophisticated and caffeine-infused cocktail. Let the Flat White Martini awaken your senses and embrace the union of coffee and vodka with every sip.


Carajillo Cocktail Recipe

Originating from Spain, the Carajillo is a delightful combination of coffee and brandy or rum. This invigorating cocktail blends the bold flavors of freshly brewed coffee with the warm and comforting notes of the chosen spirit. Served in a small glass, the Carajillo is often enjoyed as a digestif or an after-dinner treat. Its simplicity and versatility make it a popular choice among coffee and cocktail lovers alike. Experience the perfect harmony between coffee and spirit in the Carajillo and embark on a journey of warmth and satisfaction.

Mr Black’s Boozy Affogato Cocktail

Mr Black's Boozy Affogato Cocktail recipe

This indulgent creation is a tribute to the beloved Italian dessert, affogato. Mr Black’s Boozy Affogato Cocktail combines the richness of Mr. Black’s liqueur with the creaminess of vanilla ice cream, resulting in a heavenly concoction. Served in a chilled glass, it delivers a delightful blend of bitter and sweet flavors. The velvety texture and decadent taste make it an irresistible treat for those seeking a luxurious and boozy dessert experience. Use your favorite vanilla ice cream, or find a vanilla gelato for a truly Italian experience! Treat yourself to the sinfully delightful Mr. Black’s Boozy Affogato Cocktail and savor the perfect marriage of coffee and ice cream. I like to add some whipped cream topping as well!

The Dark Velvet Cocktail

The Dark Velvet Cocktail recipe

As its name suggests, the Dark Velvet Cocktail exudes an air of sophistication and elegance. This refined drink combines the smoothness of dark rum with the indulgent flavors of brewed coffee, coffee liqueur and chocolate bitters. Served in a stemmed glass, it offers a velvety and complex taste that is best enjoyed when you’re in the mood for a luxurious and contemplative drink. Allow the Dark Velvet Cocktail to envelop your palate in its silky embrace and let its refined flavors transport you to a world of refined indulgence.

Cold Brew Martini

Cold Brew Martini recipe

For the coffee aficionados looking for a contemporary twist, the Cold Brew Martini is a modern delight. This refreshing cocktail infuses the smoothness of cold brew coffee with the boldness of vodka and a touch of sweetness. Served in a chilled martini glass, it offers a crisp and invigorating flavor profile that is perfect for any occasion. Embrace the sleek and trendy appeal of the Cold Brew Martini and let it awaken your taste buds with its cool and caffeinated charm. Garnish with whole coffee beans!

French Coffee

The French Coffee

Combining the elegance of brandy with the aromatic allure of coffee, the French Coffee is a sophisticated treat. This classic cocktail blends the richness of coffee liqueur and the warmth of brandy with freshly brewed coffee, creating a harmonious and balanced flavor profile. Served in a stemmed glass, it is often enjoyed as a digestif, offering a refined and comforting end to a meal. Let the French Coffee whisk you away to a charming café in Paris, where time slows down and every sip is an experience of pure indulgence.

Baileys Espresso Martini

Baileys Espresso Martini recipe

Combining two beloved ingredients, Baileys Irish Cream and espresso, the Baileys Espresso Martini is a luxurious twist on a classic cocktail. This creamy and indulgent drink harmoniously blends the smoothness of Baileys with the bold flavors of freshly brewed espresso. I’ve also made it with cold brew coffee! Served in a martini glass, it offers a velvety texture and a delightful balance between sweetness and bitterness. The Baileys Espresso Martini is cherished by those seeking a lavish and comforting drink that seamlessly marries coffee and cream. Immerse yourself in its velvety embrace and let its decadent charm captivate your senses.

Kahlúa Iced Coffee

Kahlúa Iced Coffee

When it comes to enlivening coffee cocktails, the Kahlúa Iced Coffee is an absolute favorite. This invigorating drink combines the rich flavors of Kahlúa with the coolness of iced coffee. Served in a tall glass over ice, it offers a revitalizing and caffeine-infused experience. The Kahlúa Iced Coffee is cherished by those who crave a rejuvenating pick-me-up with a touch of sweetness, especially paired with cold brew coffee. Enjoy the invigorating combination of cold brewed coffee and Kahlúa and let it awaken your taste buds with its cool and energizing allure. Added whipped cream for a more indulgent treat. Check out other cold brew coffee cocktails if you like your coffee drinks iced!

A Coffee Cocktail, served in a sophisticated glass on a cozy café-style bar counter. The cocktail has a rich, dark coffee color, topped with a creamy foam layer and garnished with a dusting of cocoa powder and coffee beans, evoking a warm and inviting aroma. The background features a relaxed and intimate café setting with soft lighting, comfortable seating, and an array of coffee-making equipment, creating an atmosphere of comfort and enjoyment.

17 Coffee Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.8 from 4 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

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A Classic Cosmopolitan, served in a stylish martini glass on a modern bar counter. The cocktail has a bright pink hue, garnished with a twist of lime, representing its crisp and tangy flavor profile. The background features a chic and trendy bar atmosphere with contemporary decor, vibrant lighting, and an assortment of sophisticated barware, capturing the cosmopolitan and fashionable essence of the drink.

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A popular drink to mix with tequila, a Tequila Sunrise, served in a highball glass. The cocktail layers the rich tones of tequila with the sweetness of orange juice and the vibrant red of grenadine, creating a stunning sunrise effect. It's garnished with an orange slice and a cherry, adding to its visual appeal. The drink's colorful presentation is set against a relaxed, sunny backdrop, perhaps a beach or a poolside setting, highlighting the Tequila Sunrise's role as a festive and inviting drink.

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