9 Delicious Coffee Cocktails Recipes

Alcohol and coffee – have you ever heard of this combination? In this article, you will find another way to enjoy your favorite coffee. Whether it’s for a night out with friends, to expand your cafe’s menu, or simply for a day when you want to try something different.  

Why alcohol and coffee? 

What better way to create perfect cocktails than to combine coffee with alcohol!  

Just as certain flavors and textures are required when making coffee, the same is true when making cocktails. 

Looking for a traditional cocktail and how to customize it with espresso or filter coffee? Usually, coffee is mixed with whiskey, rum or tequila. These are combinations that will keep you on the safe side. But that’s not all! Take a risk and try new things.  

Remember that the base of these 9 cocktails is always espresso. The quality and taste of your espresso will be a factor in the success of your cocktail. So first make sure you make a good espresso

Espresso Martini 

The espresso martini is one of the most traditional coffee cocktails. Since the 1940s, it has been a classic in cafes that have bet on coffee with alcohol. 


  • 30 ml vodka of your choice 
  • 30 ml of espresso 
  • Ice 

Step by step 

  1. Brew your espresso with your favorite coffee
  2. Shake the espresso well with the vodka in a cocktail shaker. 
  3. Pour the ice and the vodka-coffee blend into a glass – done! 

Coffee Cinnamon and Cream Cocktail 

This is a slightly different cocktail, frothy, sweet and with the best espresso flavor. If you’re in the mood for something sweeter and smoother, this is the recipe for you. 


  • 15 ml tequila 
  • 30 ml espresso 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 15 ml whipped cream 
  • Sugar to taste 
  • Ice 

Step by step 

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the cream, sugar, and vanilla extract until a solid mixture is formed. 
  2. Brew the espresso. 
  3. Pour the ice into a cup. Then mix the espresso with the tequila and pour it in. 
  4. Garnish with the cream, sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy! 

Mocha Cocktail 

Probably you have already tried the mocha coffee. A very common recipe in cafés. Now you have it in cocktail form and you will be surprised how easy it is to make.  


  • 60 ml espresso 
  • 60 ml Kahlúa or rum 
  • 120 ml milk 
  • Chocolate sauce 

Step by step 

  1. Brew the espresso in an espresso machine. 
  2. In a mixing glass, stir together the espresso, rum, and milk. 
  3. Garnish your glass with chocolate sauce. You can swirl the glass back and forth so that the sauce is all around the surface. 
  4. Pour the mixture from step 2 into your glass and decorate with more chocolate sauce. 

Coffee and Tequila Cream

Coffee creams are by themselves a delicious liqueur. This is a variation with more flavor and texture thanks to the extra dose of coffee.


  • 45 ml tequila
  • 15 ml coffee cream or Baileys
  • 60 ml espresso
  • 30 ml heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

Step by step

  1. In a large bowl, mix the heavy cream, vanilla, and honey. Whisk until you have a very creamy and heavy texture.
  2. Make the 60 ml of espresso.
  3. In a glass, mix the tequila, coffee cream, and espresso.
  4. In your glass, add the previous mixture and garnish with the frothy cream. Ready, enjoy a great coffee cocktail!

Amaretto Coffee

Amaretto is a liqueur that has been present in several coffee recipes. There are even several instant coffees with amaretto flavor and an amaretto coffee recipe. Let’s see how to make a cocktail based on espresso and amaretto.


  • 30 ml of espresso
  • Liquid caramel
  • 16 ml of amaretto
  • Ice

Step by step

  1. Make the espresso with your favorite coffee and let it cool.
  2. In a shaker, shake all the ingredients, including the ice. Shake as much as possible so that the ice blends well with the other ingredients.
  3. That’s it! You can now serve it in your glass and enjoy a cold cocktail very quickly.

Coffee with Cognac

This is another easy-to-make cocktail and with a taste between bitter and sweet, that balances perfectly. For this cocktail, you will use Angostura bitters, a very common ingredient in many cocktails. Try not to overuse this ingredient because its flavor is quite strong and could ruin your drink.


  • 30 ml espresso
  • 10 ml Angostura bitters
  • 30 ml cognac
  • 15 ml heavy cream
  • Sugar to taste
  • Ice

Step by step

  1. Make your best espresso.
  2. In a shaker, shake all the ingredients together with the ice to give it a frappé-like texture.
  3. Pour your mixture into your glass and enjoy.

Coffee Cream and Vanilla Ice Cream

One of the most famous coffee cocktails. It is really delicious and perfect for those who like sweet coffee without leaving aside the aroma and intensity of espresso. It is perfect as a dessert or as a drink.  


  • 60 ml espresso
  • 20 ml coffee cream or Baileys
  • 20 ml amaretto
  • A scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • Chantilly cream

Step by step

  1. Brew a very strong flavored espresso. Preferably, use a high roast coffee.
  2. In your glass, stir the hot espresso, amaretto, and coffee cream.
  3. Dip the scoop of ice cream in the preparation of the previous step and decorate with whipped cream.
  4. That’s it! The ice cream will melt a little with the heat of the espresso. A warm, sweet, and creamy combination.

Flamed Cocktail with Citrus Notes

This is a cocktail that will awaken all your senses with the citrus notes that will give a fresh flavor to your drink.


  • 60 ml espresso
  • 3 spoons of brown sugar
  • 20 ml brandy
  • 20 ml rum
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange

Step by step

  1. Over low heat, stir the sugar, brandy, and rum. When it comes to a boil, add a few drops of lemon and orange. Keep stirring until you have a caramel-like texture.
  2. Add this mixture to a glass and add the espresso.
  3. You can garnish with a slice of orange or lemon.

Irish Coffee Cocktail

Irish coffee is another classic in coffee beverages. The traditional recipe of Irish coffee already contains alcohol. However, here is a variation so that you can enjoy this cocktail whenever you want.


  • 20 ml condensed milk
  • 20 ml milk
  • 30 ml espresso
  • 20 ml whiskey
  • Cocoa powder to taste

Step by step

  1. Brew a concentrated espresso.
  2. Mix all the ingredients very well. If you prefer more chocolate flavor, add more cocoa.
  3. You can serve it with ice if you prefer it cold. Enjoy!

Coffee-based cocktails are a new way for you to enjoy your favorite beverage.

But if you feel like combining coffee with softer and sweeter ingredients, you are in luck because we have an article on the best desserts with coffee.