Five Awesome Coffee Cocktails to Always Feel Fueled Up!

Ever felt like you’ve needed a pick-me-up during a long week? We feel you, but we’ve finally found a solution – and we’re willing to share our secret with you! We’ve curated five coffee-based cocktails to give you that extra push to make it through any work week and always feel fueled up.  Each one is infused with a jolt of expresso to give you an energy boost and, just maybe, the liquid courage to go out on a weekday.

With each recipe, we’ve recommended a spirit from our selection that we think will make the perfect base. Order them to the office, to home or even a weekend brunch and get the wake-up you need.

Espresso Martini

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A bold, delicious twist on the classic Martini that will wake you up and get you tipsy. The sweetness of the coffee liquor, the rich depth of the coffee, and the kick of the vodka combine to make it a perfect after-work drink before a night out.

How to Make It

• 50ml vodka

• 35ml coffee liqueur

• 1 shot (25ml) espresso

• Ice

• Garnish with coffee beans

Shake the coffee liquor, vodka and espresso together with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Easy!

Our Beluga Premium Russian Vodka  (¥395) ups the ante on this cocktail. Use that as a base to make it even more luxurious.

Morning Rooster

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Get that extra boost at night (or anytime – we aren’t judging). The Morning Rooster combines all the fun of tequila with the energy boost of coffee for an intense, creamy delight.

How to Make It

•45ml Tequila

•15ml coffee liqueur

•230ml of coffee

•2 dashes of agave nectar

•2 dashes of heavy cream

•1 dash of vanilla extract

Mix agave nectar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract in a bowl and stir until firm. Combine tequila, coffee liqueur, and coffee in a cup and top with the cream.

When you’re choosing your tequila, make sure it’s a good one. Our 100% Agave Hi Tequila (¥175) will have you covered. 

White Russian

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A simple classic that only requires three ingredients, the White Russian can be made anytime with little to no planning. Just what you need in case of a mid-week after-work emergency.

How to Make It

• 1 part coffee liquor

• 1 part vodka

 • 1 part heavy cream

Fill a glass with ice cubes. Add coffee liqueur and your favorite vodka, finishing up with a cream layer for a little extra richness.

If you’re making a real White Russian, you can’t do better than using the Russian stuff. It’s right there in the name. 

Dark Moon

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A dark and rich cocktail that will taste great made with our unique and complex spiced rum from the small Caribbean island of St. Lucia. It merges the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla with the deep, satisfying taste of cold brew coffee.

How to Make It

• 30ml cold brew coffee

• 15ml coffee liquor

• 15ml spiced rum

• 1/4 can of Coca-Cola

• A dash of heavy cream

Combine the coffee, liqueur, rum, and cola ahead of time. Pour out into a smaller glass with ice and add the cream to taste.

Our very own Chairman’s Reserve Spiced Rum (¥215) adds the perfect tropical hit to this indulgent pick-me-up. 

Cloud 9 Coffee

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Combining hazelnut, chocolate, and whiskey, this concoction will get you to exactly where you need to be. The coffee not only wakes you up but also cuts through the sweetness of the hazelnut liqueur. It’s the perfect antidote to cold weather and the ideal start to a chilly night out.

How to Make It

• 30ml Whiskey

• 15ml Hazelnut Liqueur

• 15 oz Chocolate Syrup

• 1 shot of espresso

• Garnish wth whipped cream on top

Combine everything into a mug, stir, and top with whipped cream. Add a little chocolate drizzle for a bit of extra flair

If you’re making a fancy “Irish” coffee, go all the way. Our Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey (¥425) is will do the job AND keep things authentic.


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