Coffee lovers everywhere can agree that there is no better combination than the bittersweet flavours of coffee with alcohol - especially during the winter months. Rich, smooth and indulgent, coffee cocktails are perfect to enjoy as a late afternoon pick-me-up or an after-dinner treat.
From popular classic coffee cocktails to more unique tipples, we’ve rounded up 5 of the best coffee-based cocktails to try this winter that we promise you’ll love.
1. Espresso Martini
The full-flavoured and sophisticated Espresso Martini is a cocktail that’s loved all around the world and was even named as the United Kingdom’s favourite cocktail. Originating in the 1980s, it’s a relatively new cocktail that soared to fame instantly. Blending together coffee and vodka, this simple cocktail offers a luscious mouthfeel and is the ultimate party drink that’s perfect for the winter months.
2. White Russian
Deliciously creamy, the White Russian is another popular classic cocktail that really hits the spot in winter. Known for being a sweet dessert cocktail, it’s incredibly easy to make and can be whipped up in no time to impress guests at a festive dinner party or even for a casual Christmas get-together with friends. Vodka, coffee liqueur and cream are all it takes to make this smooth, decadent drink. Serve it with ice and in a lowball glass for a truly authentic White Russian.
3. Irish Coffee
A traditional Irish Coffee is a perfect finale to a meal that will no doubt please any guests. This cocktail is also popular to have in the morning as a treat on holidays such as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Created in the winter of 1943 in Limerick for cold, tired passengers, this cocktail quickly became an airport speciality. Combining the bitterness of coffee with soothing whiskey and frothy whipped cream, there’s nothing more soul-warming on a chilly winter’s day.
4. Dalgona Coffee Cocktail
Dalgona is a fluffy, whipped coffee variation that’s a very popular topping for any drink, including alcoholic beverages as it’s effortless to make, simply combining sugar, coffee granules and warm water. The Dalgona Coffee Cocktail mixes together Baileys and vodka before adding a swirl of the whipped coffee mixture on top. Aesthetically pleasing to look at and wonderfully flavoursome, this cocktail is the ultimate winter indulgence.
5. Bavarian Coffee Cocktail
Bringing together the warmth and flavours of the holiday season we all know and love, the Bavarian Coffee Cocktail is a delightful cosy winter treat that’s perfect for sipping by the fire. Combining brewed coffee, peppermint schnapps, cream, and coffee liqueur such as Kahlua or Tia Maria, it offers a sweet, minty, creamy coffee taste that’s irresistible. You can also add sugar and whipped cream on top to make it even more delectable.
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