Celebrate Coffee Day with Coffee Cocktail Recipes

There’s a whole lot of coffee celebrating coming up with the US and Canada marking National Coffee Day on September 29, and the rest of the world observing International Coffee Day on October 1.

Add a caffeine buzz to your bar’s menu with one of these coffee cocktails to celebrate!

Egan’s Irish Coffee

Ingredients:Egan's Irish coffee cocktail
3.5 oz. freshly brewed coffee
1.5 oz. Egan’s Vintage Grain
1 oz. rich demerara syrup
Hand whipped heavy cream
Nutmeg on top

Stir ingredients into a warmed footed glass. Top with whipped cream. Garnish with nutmeg.

Recipe courtesy of Egan’s Irish Whiskey.


Belfast Coffee

mad march hare coffee cocktailIngredients:
3 oz cold brew coffee
2 oz Mad March Hare Irish Poitín
1 oz demerara syrup
Hand whipped heavy cream
Nutmeg on top

Prepare the cold brew coffee. Stir ingredients in a mixing glass over ice. Strain into a chilled footed glass. Top with whipped cream. Garnish with nutmeg.

Recipe courtesy of Mad March Hare Irish Poitín.


Dark Chocolate Cherry Espresso Martini

Ingredients:espresso martini coffee cocktail
2 oz Slane Irish Whiskey
1 ¼ oz Espresso
¾ oz Organic Mixology Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Liqueur
½ oz Dirty Sue Whiskey Cherry Juice
Garnish 1 Dirty Sue Whiskey Cherry and 3 Coffee Beans

Pour all ingredients into a mixing tin with ice and shake vigorously. Place the cherry into a Martini or Coup Glass and strain the cocktail over it. Garnish with three coffee beans.

Recipe by Claire Mallett, Bartender at Harvard & Stone (Los Angeles).


Donut Mind if I Do

Ingredients:donut coffee cocktail
5 oz Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
1 shot of espresso
3 oz whole milk (or vanilla oat milk)
.75 oz glaze
1 teaspoon vanilla paste (optional)

Glaze Ingredients:
1 cup confectioners sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
.5 teaspoon Coopers’ Craft Bourbon

To make the glaze, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix. To make the cocktail, add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, and shake until chilled. Strain into a mug rimmed with glaze and rainbow sprinkles or brown sugar. Serve with your favorite donut.

Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist.


Havana Club Havana Café

Ingredients:havana club coffee cocktail
2 parts HAVANA CLUB Añejo Clásico Rum
¾ part MARTINI & ROSSI Sweet Vermouth
½ part Cold Brew Coffee
¼ part Demerara Sugar

Stir all ingredients vigorously with plenty of ice until very cold. Strain into a rocks glass with an ice sphere. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Recipe courtesy of Havana Club.


The Little Easy

1.5oz 1856 Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey
.75oz grind espresso liqueur
.25oz cinnamon and juniper syrup
1 barspoon black walnut bitters
Lemon peel
Cinnamon, chicory & cedar smoked glass

Add all liquid ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir until cold. Pour into cinnamon, chicory & cedar smoked glass over one large ice cube. Garnish with an expressed lemon peel. To smoke the glass, take a cedar plank and place a small amount of ground chicory root and ½ a cinnamon stick on the board. Using a creme brulee torch, burn the chicory and cinnamon until smoking and place a double old-fashioned glass of them to capture the smoke.

Recipe courtesy of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey.


Kilbeggan Irish Cold Brew

Ingredients:irish cold brew coffee cocktail
1.5 parts Kilbeggan® Original Irish Whiskey
5 parts Partners® Coffee, cold brewed
heavy whipping cream
grated nutmeg

Make the Partners Cold Brew Coffee. Fill S’well Teakwood 16oz Mug with ice and add 4 oz Kilbeggan Original Irish Whiskey. Fill with 4 oz Partners Cold Brew Coffee. Hand-whip cream and pour genty into the mug over the back of a spoon. Top with freshly grated nutmeg.

Recipe courtesy of Kilbeggan® Original Irish Whiskey.


LS Marble

Ingredients:ls cream liqueur coffee cocktail
2 oz of LS Cream Liqueur
1 oz of vodka
1 oz of cream 10%
1 short espresso
Frozen espresso in a ice cube tray

Fill a glass with the espresso ice cubes. Add the vodka. Add the LS Cream Liqueur. Slowly drop the espresso in the glass to create the marble effect.

Recipe courtesy of LS Cream Liqueur.