We’ve given you our espresso martini recipe, a recipe for a flat white Russian, as well as our recipe for Irish coffee, but you may be in the mood to try a new coffee cocktail! We’re always looking for the newest thing – so here are three more coffee cocktails for you to try at home.
Coffee Cocktails 1: Reverse espresso martini
Yes, you read that right! This cocktail reverses the espresso martini that you know and love. The lovely coffee flavour is slowly released as the coffee ice cubes melt. It’s a great, creamy cocktail that you can enjoy all year round.
- 30ml freshly brewed espresso
- 50ml vodka
- 25ml Baileys
- Make 30ml of fresh espresso
- Freeze the espresso in an ice cube tray until frozen solid.
- Pour the vodka and Baileys into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Stir together for about 1 minute then strain into a tumbler.
- Put 4-5 coffee ice cubes into the drink to serve.
Coffee ice cubes aren’t just good to have for this cocktail recipe – they’re also amazing in cold brew. This will stop the ice cubes from watering down your coffee. Instead, they’ll add to that rich coffee flavour!
Coffee Cocktails 2: Siciliano
This fairly low-alcohol cocktail combines cold brew with tart liqueurs to create a drink that’s neither too bitter nor to sweet. It’s a fabulous Italian cocktail that is perfect for rounding off your night.
- 60ml sweet vermouth
- 45ml amaro (a bittersweet liqueur)
- 45ml strong cold-brew coffee
- 30ml simple syrup
- Sparkling water
- Orange wheel (for serving)
- Make the cold brew coffee (for the method for cold brew and simple syrup, go to our recipe for cold foam)
- Make the simple syrup
- Mix the vermouth, amaro, cold brew and simple syrup in a glass
- Add ice to fill it and top with sparkling water
- Garnish with an orange wheel
Coffee Cocktails 3: Wake the Dead
There’s a reason why this cocktail is said to wake the dead… it combines fresh espresso with tequila! It’s the perfect drink if you’re looking for an alternative to a vodka and red bull – and this cocktail even tastes good.
- 30ml blanco tequila
- 30ml coffee liqueur
- 15ml espresso
- Make 15ml of fresh espresso and cool.
- Pour the tequila, coffee liqueur and espresso into a cocktail shaker full of ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain into two shot glasses
There are a couple of alternative ways to enjoy this particular cocktail. For example, instead of a shot of espresso coffee, you could use a larger volume of cold brew. You could also serve the cold brew version with ice to create a gentler on-the-rocks experience.
Another option is turning it into a two-part drink. Shake the tequila and coffee liqueur and strain into a shot glass, and pour the espresso into a second shot glass. Simply drink the tequila shot, then chase it with espresso.
If you try any of these coffee cocktails, tag us on social media and use #balancecoffeerecipes. And if you want to see what else to do with coffee, head to our recipes and specifically our other coffee cocktails!
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