Want coffee? Want alcohol? Why not have both? Have your favorite bartender mix these coffee drinks with alcohol so you can enjoy both worlds!

Did you know that 64% of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee each day? People love their morning ‘cup of joe’, but sometimes you want a little extra oomph in your coffee drink.

So, how do you make great tasting coffee cocktails?

If you’re interested in making your own coffee drinks with alcohol at home, here are some of the best drink recipes you need to try.

1. Irish Coffee

When you think of alcoholic coffee drinks, Irish coffee is probably one of the first drinks that spring to mind. It makes a fantastic winter cocktail, but you can drink it year-round.


  • 3/4 cup hot coffee
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 oz Irish whiskey
  • 1 oz whipped cream (fresh)

First, add the brown sugar to a glass. Pour the coffee in. Add the whiskey, and then the freshly made whipped cream.

2. Maple Pecan Latte

Nothing quite beats a coffee cocktail on a chilly day. This maple pecan latte recipe teaches you to make your own syrup.


  • 2 tablespoons of maple pecan syrup (see recipe)
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1/2 cup of steamed milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Chopped pecans (optional garnish)

This recipe is fairly simple to make, and tastes just like fall!

3. Espresso Martini

If you’re looking for fancy coffee drinks with alcohol, you can’t go wrong with this cocktail recipe.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2/3 oz Kahlúa
  • 1-1/3 oz vodka
  • 2/3 oz of espresso
  • Ice
  • Coffee beans (optional garnish)

Add ice and all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and mix. Strain and pour into a cocktail glass. Add coffee beans as a garnish for extra flair.

4. Spiked Iced Coffee

Iced coffee makes a great summer drink, and a splash of alcohol makes it an ideal summertime cocktail. 

The recipe can’t get any easier, either.

Add ice to a glass and pour in the iced coffee. You can make the iced coffee yourself or use an iced coffee drink.

Here are some ideas for what type of alcohol to add:

  • Kahlúa
  • Baileys Irish Cream
  • Caramel-flavored vodka
  • Orange-flavored liqueur

Stir in a splash of booze and add cream if you’d like.

5. Green Coffee Mojito

Mojitos make excellent summer cocktails. A mojito using green coffee extract is not only refreshing but also energizing. You can get bulk green coffee beans to make your own green coffee extract.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 oz green coffee bean extract
  • Lime juice (half a lime)
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Sweetener of choice
  • Crushed ice

You’ll want to muddle the ice and mint. Alternatively, you could throw all the ingredients into a shaker for a less bitter flavor. Pour and enjoy.

Coffee Drinks With Alcohol: Energy With a Buzz

There you have it — our list of the best coffee drinks with alcohol guaranteed to give you a burst of energy. You can make these drinks for holidays at home or put them on a seasonal menu. Feel free to mix up these recipes or craft one of your own, depending on your preferences.

If you’re interested in discovering more cocktail recipes or other articles like this, keep checking back on our site!

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