If you're anything like us, after a long hard week at work you're going to need to let off a little steam. And also if you're anything like us you're probably not thinking about leaving the house on the weekend. This calls for only one thing—homemade cocktails.
Sure the Espresso Martini has been labelled 'basic' in the past, but what does that matter when it's absolutely delicious. Anytime you're adding coffee to vodka you know you're onto a winner.
So, saunter over to your well-stocked liquor cabinet, get out your best glassware, and have a crack at making these 5 coffee-inspired cocktails.
- 30ml Kahlua
- 30ml vodka
- 30ml espresso
- Coffee beans to garnish
Easy to make and even easier to drink, the espresso martini will certainly get the party started! Simply pour the three ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well, and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with a few coffee beans and serve!
- Double shot of espresso
- 1 tsp absinthe
- 30ml gin
If you want to take your coffee cocktails up a notch, then the Bronx Bomber is for you – but be warned, this packs a punch! Shake your ingredients together in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and pour into a short glass. Sip at your leisure and enjoy!
Ice Irish Coffee
- 60ml Baileys or Irish whiskey
- 120ml coffee, chilled
- Whipped cream to garnish
Who says Irish coffee is best drunk hot? Errr, not us – we think it makes for the perfect cocktail! To make the Iced Irish Coffee, simple mix your choice of Baileys or Irish whiskey with chilled coffee before pouring into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with whipped cream – cheers!
- 1 cup coffee
- 30ml spiced rum
- 30ml butterscotch schnapps
- 1 tsp sugar
- Whipped cream and coffee beans to garnish
With its sweet schnapps and spiced rum goodness, the Paradise Found cocktail is seriously addictive! Simply pour the ingredients into a tall glass, stir well, and fill with ice. Garnish with whipped cream and a few coffee beans. Seriously though, one sip and you'll know why it's called Paradise Found!
- 60ml vermouth
- 30ml amaro
- 30ml strong coffee
- 30ml simple syrup (a melted sugar cube will also work)
- Soda water and an orange wheel
If you're looking for a refreshing cocktail that's both TGIF and Sunday Session worthy, then you'll love the Siciliano. All you need to do is shake the vermouth, amaro, coffee and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and then pour into a tumbler. Add a few ice cubes and then fill with soda water before garnishing with the orange wheel.
Need something delicious to go with your cocktail? Check out all of our recipes here.
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