5 Coffee Cocktails To Make At Home

Buzzing? You will be

What do ya get when National AND World Coffee Day fall in the same week, aside from the caffeine shakes? The perfect excuse to sh-sh-shake up these epic coffee-based cocktails, of course. 

The Board Room

This strong and stirred-down drink comes from the legends at Bethnal Green bar Coupette.

  • 40ml Hennessey Fine De Cognac
  • 20ml Dubonnet
  • 10ml Cherry Heering
  • 7.5ml Noix
  • 2.5ml Mr Black Coffee liqueur
  • 7.5ml sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes walnut bitters

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and stir down over ice before pouring into an ice-filled rocks glass. 

Orange Russian

The Dude might be a purist when it comes to the White Russian, but we've always been a bit more partial to experimentation. This little tinkering with the usual is an epic mix of coffee, chocolate orange and rich Jersey cream. 

  • 50ml Conker Cold Brew
  • 25ml Cointreau
  • 75ml gold top milk (swap it out for a plant-based alt if you want, but make sure it's THICK)

Simply swap out the vodka in a classic White Russian for your fave orange liqueur (ours is Cointreau). Build over ice in a tumbler and devour selfishly.

Cold Brew Negroni

This smasher was created by Hamish Denny at Spiritland for the Black Cow Vodka crew. It involves a bit of pre-planning, but trust us, it's worth the wait.

  • 50ml Black Cow Vodka
  • 25ml Kamm and Sons aperitif
  • 25ml cold-brewed Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
  • Garnish with a twist of orange peel

To make the cold brew vermouth, combine 100g of ground coffee and 750ml of Cocchi. Leave to infuse overnight in the fridge. Strain out the coffee grounds. Now you've got yourself enough to keep you going for a while - pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass, fill with cubed ice, stir and strain into a rock glass, then garnish with orange peel. 

Coffee Colada

This twist is rich and a little more savoury than the Coladas you might be used to, but believe us when we say this one is a game-changer.

  • 50ml Aluna Coconut Rum
  • 30ml pineapple juice
  • 15ml coffee liqueur
  • 30ml coconut milk
  • Small pinch of sea salt
  • Dash chocolate bitters

Shake all your ingredients in a cocktail shaker and garnish with coffee beans. Paradise = found. 

Paloma Negra

When a tequila kick ain't enough - just add coffee.

  • 40ml Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
  • 20ml mezcal or tequila
  • 30ml pink grapefruit juice
  • Soda water

Salt the rim of a highball glass and combine all ingredients over ice. Top with soda and garnish with grapefruit wedge. BAM. Just the kick you needed.