International Coffee Day 2021: 10 Coffee Cocktails To Get You Buzzing

Many types of alcohol pair well with coffee. Which of these cocktails have you tried yet?

Shraddha Varma

Be it a hot summer day, a chilly winter morning, or a rain-soaked evening, coffee is the beloved brew for many, regardless of the occasion or time. So why not make it a part of the cocktail hour too?  

You thought Irish Coffee was the only coffee-based cocktail out there? Our International Coffee Day 2021 compilation will make you think again. 

1. Espresso Martini   

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Ingredients: 

1. 45ml Vodka
2. 15ml Coffee liqueur or Kahlua
3. 15ml Espresso
4. 10ml Sugar Syrup
5. 3 Coffee beans (Garnish) 

Method: 

• Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
• Pour vodka, kahlua, espresso and sugar syrup. Shake vigorously, until frothy.
• Strain in pre-chilled martini or coupe glass.
• Garnish with 3 coffee beans. 

Recipe courtesy: Arvin Nazareth, Beverage Manager, Gustoso, Mumbai

2. Spiked Iced Latte   

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Ingredients:  

1. 40 ml Belvedere Vodka
2. 15 ml Your Choice of Milk
3. 20 ml Cold Brew / Espresso
4. 15 ml Natural Maple Syrup
5. A Few Cubes of Ice
6. A Pinch of Sea Salt (optional) 

Method:  

• Add ingredients to a shaker. 
• Shake well and serve in a highball over ice. 
• Garnish with a coffee bean. 

Recipe courtesy: Belvedere Vodka

 

3. Social Cinema 

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Ingredients:  

1. 60 ml Vodka
2. 30ml Popcorn Syrup 
3. 60ml Cold Brew 

Method: 

• Put all the ingredients in the shaker and give it a gentle shake. 
• Strain into a glass over fresh ice.
• Don’t shake the drink too much as it may lose its character. 

Recipe courtesy: Social, Chembur 

4. Johnnie Caffeine Highball 

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Glass: Highball glass 

Ingredients: 

1. 60ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
2. 15ml Espresso shot or instant coffee (1 tsp coffee with 15ml hot water)
3. 60ml fresh orange juice 
4. 15ml cinnamon syrup
Garnish: Orange peel 

Method:  

• Take a cocktail shaker or a jar and add ice cubes 
• Add 60ml Johnnie Walker Black Label, 15ml Espresso shot or instant coffee (1 tsp coffee with 15ml hot water), 60ml fresh orange juice and 15ml cinnamon syrup.  
• Shake hard and strain using a strainer in a highball glass filled with ice. 
• Top the glass with soda. 
• Squeeze orange peel to spray oils on top of the drink and drop the peel as garnish. 

Recipe courtesy: Diageo India 

5. Kaapi Rituals 

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Glass: Filter Coffee service ware 

Ingredients: 

1. Oaksmith® Gold 50ML
2. Coconut Milk 50ML
3. Filter Coffee Decoction 30ML
4. Dark Jaggery Syrup 45ML
5. Ice 

Method:  

• Add all the ingredients together in a shaker with ice and pass the liquid between the two shakers to mix. 
• Just like how a professional coffee maker would ‘throw’ filter kaapi between two mugs. 

Recipe courtesy: Beam Suntory 

6. Single-Coffee-Ton  

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Glass: Rocks 

Ingredients:  

1. 60ml Singleton of Glendullan 12 years
2. 10ml Espresso shot or instant coffee (3/4 tsp coffee with 10ml hot water)
3. Tonic, chilled
Garnish: Orange slice   

Method:  

• Take a rocks glass filled with cube ice. 
• Add 60ml Singleton of Glendullan 12 years old, 10ml Espresso shot or instant coffee (3/4 tsp coffee with 10ml hot water) and top with chilled tonic. 
• Stir gently and garnish. 

Recipe courtesy: Diageo India 

7. Ballantine Morning Coffee 

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Glass – Martini  

Ingredients:   

1. 60 ml Ballantine Finest
2. 50 ml Espresso Coffee
3. 25ml Kahlua
4. 5ml Sugar Syrup
5. 1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream  

Method:  

• Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. 
• Pour into a martini glass and garnish with ground coffee beans.  

Recipe courtesy: Bengaluru Marriott Hotel, Whitefield

8. Filter Coffee Martini 

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Ingredients: 

1. 30 ml South Indian Filter Coffee concoction
2. 45 ml Full Cream Milk
3. 60 ml Vodka 
4. 20 ml Sugar Syrup

Method: 

• Add ingredients, into a shaker.
• Shake well and serve.
• Garnish with freshly roasted coffee beans. 

Recipe courtesy: Mr Manoj Jangid, Director Food & Beverage , JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar 

9. Mantuano Coffee Negroni  

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Ingredients: 

1. 25 ml Diplomatico Mantuano 
2. 25 ml Vermuth Cocchi Torino 
3. 12.5 ml Cold brew 
4. 12.5 ml Campari 

Method: 

• In a mixing glass with ice, combine 25 ml Diplomatico Mantuano, 25 ml Vermuth Cocchi Torino, 12.5 ml cold brew, and 12.5 ml campari.
• Pour over fresh ice in a chilled glass and garnish with orange zest. 

Recipe courtesy: Monika Enterprise

10. Sette Mara Berrycano  

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Ingredients:  

1. 15 ml Maraschino Liqueur 
2. 15 ml Turkish Coffee
3. 45 ml El Jimador Blanco
4. 10 ml Blueberry Syrup 

Method:  

• Add all ingredients into a shaker.
• Give it a dry shake, add ice, and shake again.
• Pour into a martini glass and garnish with gold-dusted coffee beans and cocoa powder. 

Recipe courtesy: Prakhar Agarwal, Mixologist, Sette Mara, The St. Regis Mumbai  

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