Basic Brews Getting Boring? This World Cocktail Day Dive Into Flavoursome Cocktails


Hey, cocktail aficionados! If this summer you are craving a little extra kick in your sips, get ready to shake things up and jazz up your cocktails because we are spilling the beans on the ultimate flavour fusion: coffee and alcohol. This World Cocktail Day, it is all about shaked vs stirred with a brew-tiful blend, combining the boldness of coffee with the smoothness of alcohol that’s sure to take your taste buds on a wild ride.

So, grab your glasses, gather your friends, and let’s raise a toast to the perfect blend of coffee, cocktails, and summer vibes!

Here are 10 unforgettable mixes to get the buzz by Ronit Saha, NPD Executive, Third Wave Coffee:

 Espresso Martini Twist

Ingredients: 30 ml shot of espresso| 30 ml shot of vodka|30 ml shot of coffee liqueur|15ml shot of simple syrup | 60 ml shot of cold brew concentrate|Ice cubes

Instructions: Brew a shot of espresso and let it cool, in a shaker, add ice cubes, the cooled espresso, vodka, coffee liqueur, simple syrup, and cold brew concentrate, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with coffee beans or a twist of orange peel.

Cold Brew Espresso Fizz

Ingredients: 60 ml shot of cold brew concentrate| 30 ml shot of espresso| 15 ml shot of simple syrup|Ice cubes| Club soda – Top Up

Instructions: Fill a glass with ice cubes, pour cold brew concentrate and espresso into the glass, add simple syrup to taste, top up with club soda gently stir, and garnish with a lemon twist or fresh mint leaves.

Espresso Cold Brew Negroni

Ingredients: 30 ml shot of espresso| 30 ml shot of gin| 30 ml shot of sweet vermouth|30 ml shot of Campari| Orange peel for garnish

Instructions: In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine, espresso, gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, stir well until chilled, strain into a rocks glass over ice, and garnish with an orange peel

Mocha Mint Julep

Ingredients: 90 ml shot of cold brew concentrate| 60 ml shot of bourbon| 30 ml shot of chocolate liqueur| Fresh mint leaves| Crushed ice

Instructions: Muddle a few mint leaves in the bottom of a glass, fill the glass with crushed ice, pour in cold brew concentrate, bourbon, and chocolate liqueur, stir gently to combine, and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Coffee Coconut Cooler

Ingredients: 90 ml shot of cold brew concentrate| 60 ml coconut milk| 15 ml coconut liqueur| 45 ml Dry|Gin| Ice cubes| 90 ml Soda

Instructions: In a shaker, combine cold brew concentrate, coconut milk, and coconut liqueur, add ice cubes and shake well, strain into a glass filled with ice, top up with Soda, and optionally, garnish with toasted coconut flakes or a slice of coconut.

Spiced Espresso Old Fashioned

Ingredients: 30 ml shot of espresso|  60 ml bourbon or rye whiskey| 10 ml spiced syrup (cinnamon, cloves, star anise)| 2 Dash of Angostura bitters| Orange peel for garnish

Instructions: Brew a shot of espresso and let it cool, in a mixing glass, combine espresso, whiskey, spiced syrup, and bitters, fill the glass with ice and stir until well-chilled, strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube, express the oil from the orange peel over the drink and garnish.

Iced Mocha Rum Punch

Ingredients: 60 ml shot of cold brew concentrate| 30 ml shot of espresso| 45 ml dark rum| 15 ml chocolate liqueur| 60 ml coconut water| 30 ml of pineapple juice|Ice cubes

Instructions: Combine cold brew concentrate, espresso, dark rum, chocolate liqueur, coconut water, and pineapple juice in a shaker, add ice cubes and shake vigorously, strain into a glass filled with ice, garnish with a pineapple slice and a sprinkle of grated chocolate.

Espresso Ginger Fizz

Ingredients: 30 ml shot of espresso| 60 ml White rum| 15 ml ginger syrup|15 ml lemon juice| Soda water|Ice cubes

Instructions: Brew a shot of espresso and let it cool, in a shaker, combine espresso, White Rum, ginger syrup, and lemon juice, shake well with ice, strain into a highball glass filled with ice, top with soda water and gently stir, garnish with a slice of crystallized ginger.

Vanilla Espresso White Russian

Ingredients:  30 ml shot of espresso|  30 ml shot of vodka|30 ml shot of coffee liqueur|15 ml shot of vanilla syrup| Cream or milk| Ice cubes

Instructions: Brew a shot of espresso and let it cool, in a glass filled with ice, combine espresso, vodka, coffee liqueur, and vanilla syrup, stir gently to mix, top with cream or milk to taste, and garnish with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or a vanilla bean.

Espresso-Citrus Spritz

Ingredients:  90 ml shot of cold brew concentrate| 30 ml shot of Dry Gin|15 ml orange liqueur (such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier)| 15 ml lemon juice| Sparkling wine or club soda| Orange twist for garnish

Instructions: In a shaker, combine cold brew concentrate, gin, orange liqueur, and lemon juice, shake well with ice, strain into a flute glass, top with sparkling wine or club soda, and garnish with an orange twist.



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