5 Coffee Cocktail Recipes You HAVE TO Try!

Today, we are handing over the blog reins to Haydy from Squibb Vicious, who is quite the cocktail fan so she’s here to tell you all about her top 5 freshly brewed coffee-based cocktails.


Living in London means there are cocktails bars in every nook and cranny you can imagine, but sometimes it’s just as fun to invite your friends over, make up a grazing board, and get creative with cocktail making. It means you can wear your loungewear; dance around to the songs you’ve chosen and not have to worry about where your midnight snack is going to come from once the bars shut!


As I’m actually allergic to caffeine, making these kinds of coffee-based drinks at home makes it easier for me, as I can make the cocktails I usually miss out on in bars as they don’t tend to offer a decaf option! 


It also means you can pick the type of coffee you use in your cocktails; if you like a dark roast, use that, if you like a lighter roast, use that or if you like a specific bean from a specific growing region, use that!


I’ve picked 5 of my favourite coffee cocktails to make at home and remember to swap the freshly brewed coffee for organic decaf if you’re not wanting to feel the full effects of the coffee of an evening, (or if you’re intolerant/allergic)!


One of my favourite cocktails of all time is the Dark & Stormy as I’m quite a rum fan so this is a fun way of creating with fresh coffee and it’s super easy too!

Dark & Stormy Coffee Cocktail

dark and stormy coffee cocktail


25ml dark rum

25ml tequila

35ml freshly brewed espresso

Ginger beer

How to make it

Fill a tumbler style glass with ice and pour in the measures of rum and tequila. 

Once stirred in, slowly pour in the coffee.

Top up with ginger beer and stir again.

Garnish with a lime slice to make it look professional!


Next up we have an absolute classic that just has to be in my top 5. You really can’t make any cocktail list without featuring the…

Espresso Martini

espresso martini coffee cocktail


1 tbsp sugar syrup

100ml vodka

50ml freshly brewed espresso

50ml coffee liqueur

How to make it

Fill a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice.

Mix in your sugar syrup, vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur. 

Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels cold.

Strain into your glasses and garnish each one with a coffee bean to give that cocktail bar vibe!


This next one is something a little different, but super exciting and so perfect for summer, so I highly recommend giving it a go; it’s like iced coffee but for adults…

Calypso Coffee


150ml freshly brewed espresso

25ml coffee liqueur

25ml dark rum

1 tsp golden caster sugar

25ml double cream

How to make it

Pour the hot coffee into a glass or mug (make sure it’s heatproof; no breakages please!)


Stir in the liqueur, rum and sugar until it’s dissolved.


Fill a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and add the cream. 


Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels cold.


Pour the cream mix over the back of a teaspoon to ensure the cream floats.


Garnish with a coffee bean to be a little extra and serve!


To make this into a vegan friendly version, you simply swap out the cream for a vegan alternative.


Who doesn’t love cold brew coffee? I know right, everyone does!


So, why not give it a cheeky evening spin with some really easy alcoholic enhancements?

Cold Brew Long Bourbon Cocktail

cold brew coffee alcoholic cocktail


1tsp maple syrup

25ml Triple Sec

250ml cold brew coffee

25ml Bourbon

Double cream

How to make it

Get your cold brew coffee ready to go, or if you’re not as prepped as I am with having cold brew coffee in the fridge waiting to drink (we can all dream of being that organised, right?!) simply brew a coffee and let it go cold. The One Brew is an excellent option for anyone looking to make cold brew coffee at home though!


Mix in your Bourbon, Triple Sec and the splash of maple syrup.


Top the drink with some double cream (do this over the back of a teaspoon if you want it to sit on top, if not, just pour away!)


During the winter I may spice this little recipe up with using Irish Cream rather than the double cream, or even the flavoured creams you get around the Christmas season too! It’s always fun trying new twists on drinks that I love as it’s always really exciting when you find something new to enjoy.


Last but by no means least, is the most flamboyant cocktail on the list! It’s also one that contains Mezcal which can have quite an acquired taste so I would 100% try Mezcal or be a fan (like I am) before diving into this one. It can be a waste of great coffee if you’re not into the other flavours that are included in this cocktail.


I am teaching you how to make the 2 person, iced version of this cocktail as it’s so much more fun to drink in the summer, as I often feel that Mezcal is a summer drink. To make this into a vegan version, you simply swap out the chocolate syrup for a vegan alternative. There are also recipes out there for a hot version should you wish to try that in the cooler months. 

Mocha Mezcal Dessert Cocktail

Mocha coffee cocktail


175 ml light coconut milk

60ml Mezcal joven

60ml freshly brewed espresso

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

20ml chocolate syrup

How to make it

Place a handful of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker.

Stir in the light coconut milk, Mezcal, freshly brewed espresso and cinnamon.

Shake for around 15 seconds then set to one side.

Lightly drizzle your chocolate syrup on the walls of two small tumbler sized glasses.

Place 4 ice cubes in each glass, then strain the cocktail you’ve mixed over them.


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