There’s no need to go to a coffee shop when you can make these delicious espresso cocktails at home. Espresso is the perfect base for all sorts of cocktails. It’s strong and flavorful, and it pairs well with a variety of ingredients.
If you’re looking for something new to try, give one of these nine espresso cocktails a try. You won’t be disappointed!
1. Espresso Martini
A martini is a classic cocktail, but it can sometimes get old. Mix things up with this espresso martini. In order to make it, you will need ½ ounce orange liqueur, ½ ounce vanilla vodka, 1½ ounces of espresso, and a splash of cream. It also calls for a sugar-rimmed glass.
You prepare it by filling a cocktail shaker with ice, adding all the ingredients, and shaking well. Strain into the rimmed glass and enjoy!
2. Espresso Mojito
This cocktail mixes the strong flavor of espresso with tropical flavors like lime and mint, creating a drink that is out-of-this-world delicious. In order to make it, you will need 2 ounces of espresso, ¾ ounce simple syrup, ½ ounce fresh lime juice, 5 mint leaves, and one cup of crushed ice.
Preparation is done by filling a highball glass with crushed ice. Add all the ingredients and stir well. You can garnish it with a sprig of mint if you’d like.
3. Salted Caramel Mocha Latte
This delicious treat is like a twist on an old latte that makes it even better than before! In order to make it, you will need ½ cup milk (whole or 2%), ¼ cup caramel sauce, 1 tablespoon of espresso powder from high-quality espresso beans, and vanilla extract (for topping). You will also need salt for sprinkling (per drink) and some whipped cream (for topping).
Preparation time is around ten minutes. To make the caramel sauce, simply heat cream in a pan until it’s steaming hot, but not boiling or simmering. Stir in sugar and cook for about two minutes over medium-low heat, taking care not to let it boil. Remove from heat and stir in butter, add vanilla extract, transfer to another container (it should be warm). Pour the milk into a blender with espresso powder and blend on high until coffee is dissolved (wait until froth appears) and set aside. Fill cup with ice cubes, add all ingredients except caramel sauce on top of ice cubes, pour coffee mixture over ice cube/espresso mixture, stir well to combine everything together, sprinkle a little bit of salt over the top, and add whipped cream if desired.
4. Espresso Milkshake
If you’re looking for something sweet and creamy to enjoy after dinner, look no further than this espresso milkshake. It is super easy to make because all you have to do is add six scoops of vanilla bean ice cream plus one cup of espresso into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. If you’d like it a little creamier, add milk as needed.
You can serve it in a martini glass if desired. Garnish with chocolate syrup and whipped cream for an even more delicious treat that will leave you satisfied.
5. The Not-Too-Sweet White Mocha
It can be difficult to find great white mochas, but this one is perfect and not too sweet. You will need 2 ounces of espresso, 3 tablespoons white chocolate sauce, ¼ cup steamed milk, and whipped cream for topping.
Preparation time is around five minutes. Fill a mug with ice, add the ingredients and stir well until fully mixed. Top with whipped cream as desired.
6. Espresso Martini With Kahlua And Dark Crème De Cacao
If you’re looking for a boozy treat to serve during the holidays, look no further than this delicious drink that combines espresso and Kahlua (and Crème de Cacao). In order to make it, you will need 1 ounce of espresso (brewed), ½ ounce Kahlua, and ½ ounce crème de cacao.
It’s super easy to make. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and serve on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass. It can be garnished with chocolate syrup if desired.
7. The Espresso Old-Fashioned
This cocktail is a twist on an old-fashioned, which is always delicious. It’s also perfect for colder weather because of the bourbon. When you make this, you will need 1½ ounces of espresso, 2 teaspoons simple syrup, ½ ounce lemon juice, 1 orange slice, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters.
In order to prepare it, add the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir well and serve on a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. If desired, garnish it with an orange twist or maraschino cherry.
8. The Vegan Coffee And Banana Milkshake
Although some people might not think it’s possible to have a milkshake without any milk or dairy products, this vegan coffee and banana milkshake is super easy to make with all healthy ingredients. In fact, it’s so easy that it only takes four minutes from start to finish!
In order to make it, you will need two bananas (ripe), ice cubes, 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder, a pinch of cinnamon powder (optional), ½ cup hot espresso, or strong brewed coffee of your choice). You can also add vanilla extract for additional flavor. First, blend the bananas in a blender until they’re creamy and smooth, then add the remaining ingredients and blend again. It can be enjoyed immediately or stored in the fridge for up to four days.
9. Costa Rican Coffee
If you love coffee, you are sure to love this drink. It combines rum with coffee for a drink filled with flavor. You will need 2 ounces of light rum, 4 ounces of hot coffee, ¼ ounce of Kahlua or other coffee liqueur, and whipped cream for topping.
Preparation time is around five minutes. Fill a mug with ice and add all ingredients except whipped cream on top of ice cubes, stir well to mix together, and top with whipped cream as desired.
With these nine recipes in hand, you can easily enjoy your favorite coffee drinks throughout the day no matter what mood you’re in or how much time you have! These recipes will satisfy everyone, and there are even two vegan options for those who don’t eat animal products (all the other recipes can also be made vegan by using dairy free alternatives).
Tell me which expresso coffee you make?