4_edited-1Normally, boozy beverages equate to a great time, but they also have the tendency to make you feel more than ready to hit the sheets. With today being International Coffee Day, we want to add a twist to all things alcohol and provide a list of our favorite caffeinated cocktails. You probably already know about Irish coffee and other spiked chai concoctions, but we’re sure you’ve never heard of these other ways to take joy in your java.

Espresso Martini (1 serving)

  • 1 oz. cold espresso
  • 1 ½ oz. vodka
  • 1 ½ oz. Kahlua or another coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz. white crème de cocoa

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker that is filled with ice. Shake for at least 30 seconds, and then strain into a chilled martini glass.

Morning Rooster (1 serving)

  • 1 ½ oz. tequila
  • 1/2 oz. coffee liqueur
  • 8 oz. coffee
  • 2 tbsp. agave nectar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • nutmeg for garnish (optional)

Mix together the agave nectar, cream and vanilla extract. Stir in a bowl until firm. Combine the tequila, coffee liqueur, and coffee in a cup. Top with cream and then garnish with nutmeg.

Bronx Bomber (1 serving)

  • Double shot espresso
  • 1/8 oz. absinthe
  • 1 ½ oz. gin

Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously then strain into a glass.

Pumpkin Spice Margarita (2 servings)

  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin spice syrup
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ½ cups coffee

Combine cream, pumpkin syrup, sugar, vanilla and spice in a saucepan. Brew your coffee and split between two mugs. In each mug, add the tequila. Once warm, divide the cream mixture between the two mugs. Stir and top with whipped cream and cinnamon.


Have another way to give your coffee a kick? Let us know below!