We need coffee to function in the morning, mid morning and mid afternoon. And if you’re anything like us, you love a good gin to wind down in the evening. Now these two lifesavers have merged to make a super drink: a gin and coffee cocktail.
More and more bars are teaming up baristas and bartenders to create coffee-based fusions to satisfy the demand of customers desiring this new trend.
But you don’t have to wait to go to a gin bar to try a world class cocktail, here are 8 of the best.
Best Gin and Coffee Cocktails
Mac. & Roni
Brookie’s Gin have created a mouthwatering recipe that packs and punch and looks pretty to boot.
- • 30ml Brookie’s Dry Gin
- • 15ml Mac. Macadamia & Wattleseed liqueur
- • 15ml homemade coffee
- • Macerated sweet vermouth
- • 30ml bitter range Aperitif
- • 2-3 dashes of macadamia
- • Cocoa bitters
- • Coffee beans (to garnish)
1. Stir all ingredients over ice and fine strain into an Old Fashioned glass.
2. Garnish with coffee beans.
Cafe du Monde
This recipe from Quick Brown Fox was inspired by the coffee and cocktail culture of New Orleans – named after the legendary New Orleans coffee house of the same name.
- • 30ml Quick Brown Fox Coffee Liqueur
- • 25ml Cognac
- • 15ml dry curacao
- • 8 Drops Bittermen’s Xocolatl Mole Bitters
- • 4 dashes absinthe
- 1. Combine all ingredients apart from the absinthe in a chilled mixing glass, stir for dilution and strain into an absinthe rinsed chilled Nick and Nora glass (do not discard the absinthe).
- 2. Garnish with an orange zest. Can be served hot or cold.
A bit of a festive effort here from the English Drinks Company, but who says it can’t be Christmas every day?
- • 25ml Orangery Gin
- • 25ml Kahlua (or any coffee liqueur)
- • 50ml fresh espresso
- • ¼ tsp cinnamon
- • ½ tsp white sugar (10ml Simple Sugar Syrup)
- • Double cream
- 1. Slow wet shake all the ingredients except the cream and fine into a glass.
- 2. Allow to settle then add the double cream float on top.
Recipes don’t come much simpler than this one from Piston Gin, and when it tastes this good they don’t have to be.
- • 50ml Piston Coffee Infused Gin
- • 1 Shot of espresso
- • 15ml maple syrup
- 1. Place all ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
- 2. Shake until chilled.
- 3. Strain into glass and garnish with 2/3 coffee beans.
Guinness & Espresso Martini
If you’re looking for something to do that’s both rewarding to make and even more enjoyable after then look no further than the Guinness & Espresso Martini.
The good folks at Masons Yorkshire Gin have come up with this fantastic recipe that gin and coffee lovers will adore
- • 40ml Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin
- • 25ml Guinness
- • 5ml caramel syrup
- • 25ml Kahlua
- • 25ml (1 shot) espresso
- 1. Add all ingredients to a shaker and add one ice cube.
- 2. Shake all ingredients until the ice cube has dissolved, then add more ice and shake again.
- 3. Serve into a coupette glass.
- 4. Garnish with a fudge cube on the base and coffee beans on top.
Ice Cream & Coffee Gin Affogato
This could the sweet treat to end all sweet treats. Gin, Mac. liqueur and ice cream – pure heaven.
- • 30ml Mac. liqueur
- • 30ml espresso
- • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
- 1 Build the ingredients over the ice cream in a glass.
An English Nightcap
We’re not sure that coffee and gin would be the ideal ‘nightcap’ but when a cocktail contains so many luxe ingredients and tastes so good, we’re staying up late!
- • 50ml Orangery Gin
- • 30ml cocoa powder
- • ½ shot of espresso
- • 25ml half and half
- 1. Shake the gin, cocoa powder and espresso shot in a cocktail shaker with ice until chilled.
- 2. Fine strain into a glass and layer with half and half on top.
- 3. Garnish with cinnamon (either light on top or as a stick).
Piston Coffee Infused Gin & Cola
Now this will certainly perk you up; the sweet sugar from the cola mixing wonderfully with the coffee-infused gin.
- • 50ml Coffee Infused Gin
- • Fever Tree Madagascan Cola
- • Lime to garnish
- 1. Add the gin into a glass with ice and top up with Madagascan Cola.
- 2. Garnish with fresh lime slices.