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How do you like your coffee?

Who says coffee only works wonders to drive those Monday blues away? (Well it does but…) You know, that time on Sunday when you suddenly feel Monday creeping in and the long week bogs you down. That’s when you know, you need a hint of caffeine even before Monday begins. 

That’s right! For all you coffee-lovers out there, this one’s for you. 

We’ve put together some kickass coffee cocktails just for you. Thanks to our expert – Andrew Young, Reserve & Luxury Brand Ambassador at Diageo who helped us concoct these delicious cocktails. 

1. Coffee Negroni

Based on the all-time classic cocktail, the Negroni, this twist matches the bitterness of coffee perfectly with Campari, while the rosso vermouth adds an herbaceous complexity and Tanqueray gin gives a great kick to start the evening. 

20ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
20ml Campari
20ml Rosso Vermouth
15ml Cold Brew Coffee

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice, stir to desired dilution.


2. Ketel One Espresso Martini

Initially called the pharmaceutical stimulant created in the The Pharmacy, London by legendary bartender Dick Bradsell when an unnamed model asked him for a drink to savour. It then gained traction and eventually became colloquially known simple as the Espresso Martini.

45ml Ketel One
15ml Coffee Liqueur
30ml Fresh Espresso
7.5ml sugar syrup

Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker, add ice then shake hard. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with three coffee beans.


3. The Old Fashioned Coffee Date

A great creamy old-fashioned twist, add coffee to Johnnie Walker Black Label, and then floating smooth Baileys Irish Cream liqueur for an indulgent, luxurious finish.

45ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
15ml Cold Brew Coffee
15ml Baileys Irish Cream
5ml Sugar syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Add bitters, sugar syrup, Johnnie Walker Black Label and cold brew to a mixing glass then add ice. Stir until properly diluted and pour into an old fashioned glass filled with ice. Then float the Baileys over the top. Stir again, if desired.