The Best Coffee Cocktails Recipes for any Party

We love coffee. You love coffee. We both love parties AND cocktails. If you want an appetite for caffeine filled cocktails, read on because we have the perfect combination of four coffee cocktail recipes for any party. What cocktails do we have the recipes for, well for those too eager to scroll down, we have the classic espresso martini, a SKYY coconut coffee, the dark and stormy, finishing off with the recipe for a black forest espresso. Thirsty yet?

Why are you here? I’m going to take a guess you’re here because you love:

  1. Coffee
  2. Cocktails
  3. and PARTIES

So how can we help you? Well we’ve put together the very best coffee cocktails you can put together. Whether you’re looking for drinks for your summer pool party, Christmas drinks round the fire or something a lot more sophisticated – have we found some good boozy drinks for you.

Did someone say it was cocktail coffee o'clock?
Did someone say it was cocktail coffee o’clock?

You don’t need to be some shaker swirling pro to make these. Just a few basic ingredients, some confidence (they’re not hard after all) and some good coffee.

We’ve tried to link up most of the ingredients to Amazon, so you can fill your basket with coffee cocktail goodness and head straight to the party.

TL>DR; too busy to read about booze and coffee?

Okay, grab yourself this 5-star boozy-caffeine guide to get yourself through your busy life. It’ll only set you back £15 and would also make a great gift or present.

Over 200 pages of 70 different luxurious coffee-cocktails recipes, this one will surely be a big hit.

The Art & Craft of Coffee Cocktails

Espresso Martini

You can’t beat a classic espresso martini. It’s the drink James Bond would drink if he ever needed a coffee.

If you’re only going to master or serve one cocktail at your party, make it the Espresso Martini.


45 oz. Kahlúa

30ml Absolut Vodka

30ml espresso


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.

Source: various

For £40 – Grey Goose are currently making an all-in-one espresso martini cocktail kit, which looks sublime! The perfect gift for cocktail lovers or dinner parties, this pack makes up to eight bar quality Espresso Martini Cocktails

SKYY Coconut Coffee

A great holiday vibe of a cocktail here. If you’re planning a pool party or something summery, break open the Baileys and that bottle of SKYY Coconut Infusions


60ml SKYY Infusions Coconut

15ml espresso

15ml coffee liqueur

15ml irish cream

Garnish: coffee grounds


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake vigorously and strain into a glass.

Garnish with coffee grounds.

Source: Moses Laboy, Red Rooster mixologist

Dark and Stormy Coffee Cocktail

A twist on a classic. This is a gorgeous summer coffee cocktail we found once on the BBC Good Food website. Good food? It certainly is.


25ml tequila

25ml dark rum

30ml freshly brewed espresso (left to chill)

Handful of Ice

Bottled ginger beer


Fill a tall glass with ice.

Pour in the tequila and rum, stir to mix.

Fill the glass almost to the top with ginger beer, leaving room for the coffee.

Importantly, slowly pour in the espresso, so the ingredients don’t naturally mix.

Sip and enjoy!

Black Forest Espresso

We love this cocktail, its a great drink in the darker Winter or Auturm months, however there’s nothing stopping you from having one any time.

We love how the boozy Grey Goose cherry goes perfectly with the espresso – magnificent

This one is quite the boozy one – so go careful!


40ml Grey Goose Cherry Noir

24ml Disaronno

30ml espresso

Dash of simple sugar syrup

Dash of cream

Garnish: grated espresso beans


To make the simple sugar syrup just mix sugar and hot water in equal parts until all the sugar has dissolved. You can make this in advance of your party.

Combine all ingredients except cream in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake vigorously and strain into a glass filled with ice.

Top with cream.

Garnish with grated espresso beans.

Enjoy those coffee cocktails!

We hope you enjoy these cocktails as much as we have.

Let us know your favourite coffee cocktail recipes.

A huge thanks to the suggestions on Twitter, the BBC Good Food site and to magazine for putting together their own article, which summarised our favour coffee cocktails. That article inspired this coffee article. Copyright also goes to them for any of their images we used.

So if this article has got you thirsty for coffee cocktails, grab the The Art & Craft of Coffee Cocktails book, stuffed with over 200 pages of 70 different luxurious coffee-cocktails recipes. You’ll thank us later.

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