Published On: Mon, Jul 8th, 2013

Coffee Cocktails: Recipes to Make At Home

The Marketing Manager of De’Longhi UK offers up some delicious coffee cocktails that can be made easily at home…

Q. I’d like to try making some coffee-based cocktails after trying a particularly good ‘Espresso Martini’ recently. Do you have any suggestions?

A. The flavours of coffee are very versatile and lend themselves to liqueur and cocktails. Here is a selection for you to try which are all delicious, in my opinion!

Espresso Martini I Serves 4

4 tbsp liqueur or spirit, such as Tia Maria, Cointreau, dark rum, brandy or whisky

4-8 tsp light muscovado sugar

800ml freshly-made espresso coffee

150ml double cream

Warm 4 glasses (about 250ml size) by filling them with hot water, then draining and drying off. Add 1 tbsp of your chosen liqueur and 1-2 tsp of sugar to each glass, according to taste, and top each one up with approximately 200ml fresh hot coffee.

Swirl to dissolve the sugar and then slowly pour the cream into each glass over the back of a teaspoon, so that it floats – do not stir. Your coffee liqueur can be enjoyed on its own or used in cocktails. Alternatively, add espresso with other liqueurs.

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Eggnog Coffee I Serves 2

20ml egg liqueur

100ml espresso

Whipped cream, if desired

Pour the liqueur into a champagne glass. Very slowly fill in the coffee. You can serve this coffee with whipped cream on top.

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Warming Afternoon Coffee Drink I Serves 2

15ml hazelnut liqueur

10ml Irish cream

40ml espresso

1 dollop whipped cream

Mix together all ingredients in a small coffee glass.

Whip the cream and place a dollop of it on top for garnish and taste.

Serve immediately.

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