Many of us find ourselves pouring a hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning, but did you know that there are other ways to enjoy this delicious beverage?
It has become immensely popular to enjoy a coffee cocktail on a night out on the town. This is because of the energizing, uplifting qualities of the caffeine, combined with the taste of the bitterness of the coffee beans with the creaminess of the mixer.
For coffee lovers, it’s the perfect way to invigorate yourself while getting a coffee twist on some alcoholic classics. Here, we take you though the most-loved coffee cocktails.
#1. Espresso Martini
Nothing says class like a martini, and what better way to enjoy it than combined with coffee. As one of the most commonly enjoyed coffee cocktail classics, you may find many slight variations of the recipe, but the fundamentals always stay the same.
This cocktail is created by combining Kahlua, vodka, and espresso, shaken with ice, and poured into a martini glass. It’s then garnished with a couple of coffee beans, oozing sophistication and tasting great.
#2. Black Russian
Another well known coffee cocktail, the Black Russian, is a simple creation that is enjoyed the world over, and tastes great when spiked with coffee. Similar in design to the espresso martini and containing Kahlua, vodka, and ice, the difference with the Black Russian is that it is not shaken over ice; rather, it is served on ice.
Black Russians taste the best when combined with Brazilian coffee, as the low acidity and nuttiness of these beans helps to create a new take on this old classic.
#3. Espresso Summer
When it’s hot out, you need to find a way to cool down. The Espresso Summer is the prefect way to enjoy your delicious coffee in an ice cold way, to give you some relief from the heat. Made with espresso, gin, syrup, orange juice, blackberries, and garnished with an orange slice; this beautiful cocktail will refresh you while giving you the energy boost you need.
Again, this cocktail works best with Brazilian coffee beans, thanks to the complexity and richness of the flavors, and how it balances with the fruitiness of the other ingredients. You won’t be able to stop at one!
#4. Paradise Found
We all need a holiday, but it can be hard to find the time to get away from our everyday lives for a while. To get you through the long weeks, try a Paradise Found.
A beautiful combination of iced coffee, spiced rum, butterscotch schnapps, and cream and sugar, this coffee cocktail will take you to a tropical place, even when you’re in the comfort of your own home.
Going out for drinks with your friends doesn’t mean that you have to stick to boring, traditional cocktails. Instead, you can combine your love for coffee with some alcoholic classics, so that you can keep enjoying the coffee taste you love and get the energy boost that you need.
We hope that our guide has inspired you to enjoy some delicious coffee cocktails today!