It’s 5 o’clock and the debate between having an iced coffee or a cocktail is over. Seems you can have your cake and eat it too — finally! Just stock your bar cabinets with ingredients to make these buzzy, boozy coffee cocktails.
Here are six of our favorite ways to turn that afternoon pick me up into a luscious libation this summer.
- Iced Irish Coffee
An Irish Coffee may be the most popular coffee cocktail but it’s not quite suited for summer. Give this after-dinner favorite a warm weather stamp of approval with a little twist.
2 oz. cold coffee
2 oz. stout beer
1.5 oz. whiskey
¾ oz. simple syrup
½ oz. cream
- White Russian
Another classic coffee cocktail is the White Russian. Strong, slightly sweet and served in an Old Fashioned glass, it earned its name not from origin but because of its #1 ingredient… vodka!
1 2/3 oz. vodka
2/3 oz. coffee liqueur
1 oz. cream (or milk)
Its summer counterpart is less creamy and looks more like espresso kitchen cabinets than white. Whip this version up by simply skipping the cream and adding lots of ice.
- Espresso Summer
Do you like your coffee black and strong like our dark finish cabinets? Sounds like you’re ready for an espresso summer. And if you have gin in your bar cabinets and orange juice in your refrigerator, you’re all set to shake one up!
1 oz. espresso or strong coffee
1 ½ oz. gin
½ oz. orange juice
½ oz. simple syrup
blackberries or an orange slice (optional for serving)
- Paradise Found
This coffee infused cocktail sounds like a day on the beach and tastes just like summer. With a flavorful blend of rum and butterscotch schnapps, your sweet tooth will surely be satisfied. Add an umbrella and take this drink outside to enjoy a little piece of paradise right at home.
6 oz. cold coffee
1 oz. spiced rum
1 oz. butterscotch schnapps
- Espresso Martini
This classy martini has the booze and the buzz thanks to espresso, Kahlua and vodka. Shake these simple ingredients together with ice for a chilled coffee cocktail you’ll want to sip on all summer long.
1 ½ oz. Kahlua
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. espresso
This dreamy cocktail from Bon Appétit sounds like a day in Italy, sitting under an umbrella, staring out at the sea. The dark, rich color looks like our favorite set of espresso kitchen cabinets and the flavor is phenomenal.
2 oz. sweet vermouth
1 ½ oz. amaro
1 ½ oz. cold coffee
1 oz. simple syrup
club soda (to taste)
orange slice (optional for serving)
Ready to get buzzy and boozy this summer? Pick up the ingredients for our favorite coffee cocktails and stock your bar room cabinetry. Next time you’re in the mood for a coffee infused cocktail, you’ll have just what you need on hand to cool off and caffeine up. Cheers!
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