Coffee is a drink associated with the day and, in addition to enjoying its flavour, we drink it to clear ourselves in the morning and have more energy. But the nuances in its aroma and flavour have expanded the uses of coffee, being usual to be found as an ingredient in some foods and cocktails. In the case of the latter, coffee goes from being an informal drink to an elegant and perfect combination for a leisurely evening.

Cocktails with non-alcoholic coffee or with? Hot or cold? You choose! Same as the way to prepare coffee. Keep in mind that this step of the recipe is essential because coffee is the basis of the cocktail and it depends to a large extent on achieving a good and tasty result.

Wake Up Call

A hard day at the office? Try to activate in the afternoon after work with this cocktail. To make it you need 1 ounce of coffee, 2 ounces of vodka, ½ ounce of Triple Sec and 1 ounce of milk. Don’t you know how much an ounce equals? Approximately 30 ml.

As you have to use milk, you can directly prepare a coffee with milk in your machine and thus not have to add the ounce later. This will make both elements better integrated. Once done, add all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake it vigorously for a few seconds. Finally, strain it and serve it in a glass.

Coffee Mojito

You are probably used to drinking lemon or strawberry mojitos, but have you tried coffee? This classic cocktail does not stop reinventing itself and you can fuse it with your other favourite drink: coffee. What ingredients do you need? 1/4 cup espresso, 1/4 cup white rum, 10 mint leaves, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, two lemons and some ice.

Prepare a juice with the lemon and mix it with the sugar. Then, add the mint leaves and mash. Place this mixture in a glass and add rum, coffee, soda and ice. Mix everything very well and enjoy your coffee mojito.

Coffee Mojito

Espresso Martini

Since we don’t have the formula to find the love of your life, we reveal to you how to elaborate this ‘magic potion’ known as Espresso Martini, which we hope will provide you with at least some pleasure in your tasting. All you need are 50 ml of Vodka, 25 ml of coffee liquor and a shot of espresso.

Mix all the ingredients, except the cream, in a glass and stir them. The coffee must be hot. Pour the cream gently so that it rests on the surface; for this you can use the handle of a spoon. Do not remove under any circumstances or you will betray the spirit of the famous Irish pirate.

Tiramisu Cocktail

Tiramisu is a relatively modern dessert that has its origin from Italy but it is very common in Brighton and is usually a cake moistened in coffee with mascarpone or cream and sprinkled cocoa. Tiramisu ice creams are delicious, so a cocktail with that touch will be amazing. The ingredients are a double espresso coffee, 30ml (shot glass) of pisco quebranta, 60ml of coconut cream, 90ml of evaporated milk, nutmeg and crushed ice. It is liquefied all at once and decorated with coffee beans.

If this list has got you excited, but you want to create your own cocktails, check out this list of homemade coffee cocktails by Home Grounds.