September 30, 2021 / Cocktails
World Coffee Day: 7 Gin Coffee Cocktails to Keep You Awake
World Coffee Day: 7 Gin Coffee Cocktails to Keep You Awake
Celebrate International Coffee Day 2021 with these fa-brew-lous gin and espresso cocktail recipes. If you’re looking for a pick-me-up post-dinner, try a Gin Espresso Martini or a Turbo Gin & Tonic for when that extra shot of espresso in your macchiato just isn’t enough.
Honeyed Coffee Gin & Tonic
Honeyed Coffee Gin & Tonic
Imbibe's Honeyed Coffee Gin and Tonic

30mL Gin
15mL Honey Syrup
45mL Cold-brew coffee
Fever-tree Tonic Water
Fill a glass with ice. Stir to chill the glass, then strain out the melted water. Combine the coffee, honey syrup and gin in the glass. Stir to chill, then top with tonic water, add more ice as needed and twist a lemon peel over the top of the drink and use as a garnish.


The Spiked Coffee Tonic Recipe

In this version, a coffee tonic gets an infusion of brown sugar syrup and gin.

The Spiked Coffee Tonic Recipe
Vinepair's The Spiked Coffee Tonic Recipe

30mL gin
45mL espresso
60mL tonic water
15mL brown sugar syrup
Lemon slice, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a Highball glass over ice. Stir for approximately 15 seconds to chill and combine ingredients. Garnish with a lemon slice, if using.


Gin Espresso Martini

An extra kick to the iconic cocktail and now commonly referred to as a Ginspresso martini.
Gin Espresso Martini
1 part espresso coffee
1 part gin
1 part vodka
1/2 part dry vermouth
Dash of orange bitters
Orange twist, to garnish
Combine the ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake very well. Look for the ‘crema’, as baristas call the foam on top of a good espresso, built by shaking the drink a little harder than other drinks. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with coffee beans or an orange twist.


Turbo Gin and Tonic

Very on trend: mixing coffee with your gin and tonic for a punchy drink.

Turbo Gin and Tonic
Turbo Gin and Tonic

35mL Gin
10mL Espresso, chilled
Tonic water
Lemon twist, to garnish
Pour gin over an ice-filled tall glass. Top up with tonic water. Float the chilled espresso. Lemon peel and coffee beans (optional), to garnish.


The Coffee Negroni

An iconic bittersweet aperitif cocktail with a discernible coffee kick by swapping out vermouth for Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur.

Coffee Negroni
Mr Black's Coffee Negroni

30mL Gin
30mL Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
30mL Campari
Combine all ingredients into a glass. Add ice and stir. Garnish with an orange wedge or dehydrated citrus.


Espresso Martinez

Nominated as best Danish signature cocktail in 2018 - The Espresso Martinez is respectful twist on a classic that will entice cocktail newcomers and thrill cocktail oldies.

Espresso Martinez
Anže Pihler's Espresso Martinez

30mL Dry Gin
50L Sweet Vermouth
15mL Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
60mL Cold Brew Coffee
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled coupette. No garnish needed.


Coffee Collins

The addition of lime juice makes for a refreshing drink.

Coffee Collins
Coffee Collins

30mL gin
30mL coffee liqueur
90mL tonic water
Orange slice, to garnish
15ml lime juice
Add coffee liqueur and gin to a collins glass. Add ice and stir. Top with tonic water. Squeeze the Orange Slice then drop it into the glass.

By Gin Society

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