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6 Easy Specialty Coffee Cocktails

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Stay cool, caffeinated, and relaxed with these 6 inspired specialty coffee cocktails. Perfect for brunch with friends or an after dinner drink.

Quick Tip: For cocktails served over ice, freeze coffee in an ice cube tray and use instead of regular ice so your drink will not get watery as they melt!

Espresso Martini

  • 1oz Vodka
  • 1oz Kahlua
  • 1oz Chilled Espresso

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass. For the sophisticated drinker who’s not afraid to try something new.

Recommended Specialty Coffee Pairing: Black Label Espresso – smooth and subtly sweet

The Morning Kick

  • 1oz Chilled Coffee
  • 1oz Milk
  • 1/2oz Triple Sec

Pour over ice and serve. Think coffee and orange shouldn’t go together? Think again! Surprisingly refreshing.

Recommended Specialty Coffee Pairing: Santa Barbara Estate – notes of citrus, almond, and caramel

Sweet Coffee Kiss

  • 1oz Dark Roast Coffee
  • 1 ½oz Gin
  • 1oz Simple Syrup
  • 1/2oz Orange Juice
  • 4 Blackberries
  • 2 Mint Leaves

Muddle mint and blackberries in a glass. Add ice and all but Espresso. Stir. Add Espresso and serve. The perfect post dinner drink. Goes very well with a bowl of vanilla ice cream!

Recommended Specialty Coffee Pairing: Ulos Batak – a dark roast with rich molasses sweetness and a blood orange kick

Coconut Dream

  • 2oz Coconut Vodka
  • 1oz Chilled Espresso
  • 1/2oz Heavy Cream or Kahlua

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with fresh ice. Garnish with shaved coconut. Like to drink your dessert? This one’s for you!

Recommended Specialty Coffee Pairing: Maui Red Catuai Espresso – nutty, sweet and full bodied

Island Coffee

  • 6oz Chilled Coffee
  • 2oz Spiced Rum
  • Splash of Heavy Cream

Pour over ice and serve. Garnish with whipped cream. So simple and so delicious!

Recommended Specialty Coffee Pairing: Early Bird Light Roast – hints of citrus and cinnamon pair perfectly with the rum

Coffee Old Fashioned

  • 1 1/2oz Bourbon
  • 1/2oz Crème de Cacao
  • 1oz Chilled Espresso
  • 1/4oz simple syrup
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters

Shake over ice then strain into a glass with fresh ice. Garnish with coffee beans and/or orange curl. A classic reimagined.

Recommended Specialty Coffee Pairing: Canoas Colima Espresso – a classic dark roast

So, are you ready to think outside of your usual coffee box?! We hope so! Get all the coffee you’ll need and more from Green Dragon Coffee.


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