8 Awesome Espresso Cocktail Recipes

When coffee and alcohol join forces, it’s a match made in heaven!, so here are 8 cocktail recipes that combine espresso, liquor and even liqueur for a cup of pure indulgence.

Nothing beats a nice hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning. Or as a pick-me-up mid-morning. Or right after lunch. Or as an opulent finish after dinner. It’s probably fair to say that coffee is good any time. And when you add some spirits into the mix, it makes coffee even more joyful than you ever imagined.

1. Patron Royal Coffee Cocktail
On the roster for the ingredients of this cocktail recipe, you’ll find dark chocolate liqueur, champagne and Patron XO Café. Although it sounds unusual indeed, the mix of coffee and tequila go surprisingly well together. Garnished with cocoa powder and coffee beans, it looks as decadent as it tastes.

Cocktail ingredients are – Patron XO Coffee Liqueur – 1½ Oz, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur – ½ Oz, coffee – 1 tsp,
whipped cream or vegan cream and shaved chocolate to garnish.

2. Chocolate Espresso Martini
Here’s a low calorie option that your guests will never suspect is a light version based on the rich flavor. It features Kahlua and vodka, but what makes it lighter is the use of skim milk and Canderel, making this sweet indulgence ideal even for the most health conscious.

Cocktail ingredients are – Kalhua – 1 Shot, Vodka – 1 Shot, semi-skimmed milk or soya – 3tbsp, cocoa powder – 1 Heaped Tsp, Canderel – 3tsp, hot coffee – 4tbsp and crushed ice.

3. Gaelic Coffee Syllabub
This one is like taking all the best flavors of the UK and swirling them together. The creaminess of a traditional syllabub mixed in with the strength of coffee and whiskey give you the most sublime blend of sweet and hard all in one mouthful.

Cocktail ingredients are – instant coffee (dissolved in milk or soya) – 1 heaped Tsp, light muscovado sugar -75g,
double cream or non dairy cream – 300 Ml, warm milk or soya – 1 Tsp, milk or soya – 75 Ml, whisky – 50 Ml

4. Godiva Chocolate Coffee Liqueur
With “Godiva” in the name, you know this cocktail recipe is going to be liquid love in a glass, don’t you? You simply cannot go wrong with any drink that calls for Godiva Chocolate Liqueur. And although it is adorned with whipped cream and shaved chocolate, don’t let that sweet visage fool you. It packs quite a wallop with Patron XO Café in there too. Serve this for dessert for the win.

Cocktail ingredients are – Godiva Chocolate Liqueur – 1 Oz, espresso – 1 Oz, candied orange simple syrup – ¼ Oz,
Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur – ½ Oz, steamed milk or professional soya – 3 Oz, milk or soya frothed – topped.

5. Pumpkin Spiced Irish Coffee
Make a chilly night warmer with this loveable concoction that features everyone’s favourite, pumpkin spice, mixed with vodka, espresso and cream. This one is easy to make vegan too, by simply using vegan cream which will no doubt impress your friends with dietary restrictions.

Cocktail ingredients are – pumpkin pie spice – 1 Tsp, espresso – 4 Oz, whipped or non-dairy cream – Garnish.

6. Coffee and Maple Martini
After a heavy meal, this light espresso cocktail recipe will be sure to delight. Coconut milk, maple syrup and coffee-infused vodka mingle together under a garnish of coffee beans for a wonderfully sweet finish.

Cocktail ingredients are – Purity Vodka – 3 Oz, coffee grounds – ½ Tbsp, coconut milk – 1 Oz, maple syrup – ¾ Oz, coffee bean to garnish.

7. Paradise Found Coffee Cocktail
For a hot summer night, this strong, silent type will give you the perfect chill. Spiced rum, butterscotch schnapps, cream and sugar dance in your glass of ice cubes, making your night come alive.

Cocktail ingredients are – spiced rum – 1 Oz, butterscotch schnapps – 1 Oz, cream – a dollop, sugar – pinch, whipped cream or non-dairy cream and a coffee bean to garnish.

8. Raspberry Truffle Cocktail
Raspberry always give such a royal feeling, taking something basic and elevating it to the upper echelon. Raspberry liqueur and coffee liqueur unite under a gorgeous blanket of whipped cream and chocolate shavings for an absolutely elegant finish to your evening.

Cocktail ingredients are – raspberry liqueur – ¾ Oz, coffee liqueur – ¾ Oz, whipped cream or dairy free cream and semi-sweet chocolate shavings to garnish.

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