Three easy coffee cocktails you must make

By Nicholas Robinson contact

- Last updated on GMT

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Each week millions of cups of coffee are sold in pubs, so finding ways to tap into rising customer demand for coffee during evening trade could be a big win for operators. Here are three coffee cocktails you should try

The Boulevardier, with a rum and coffee twist


  • 30ml Rum (we use El Dorado 5)
  • 20ml Mr Black cold pressed coffee liqueur
  • 15ml Campari
  • 10ml sweet vermouth


Key facts:

  • Cost to make: c£2.63
  • Sell at: £8-£12
  • Time: 2 minutes
  • Build the cocktail in a stirring glass (cheapest ingredients first)
  • Fill with ice
  • Stir for 15 seconds
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Express the oils from orange zest
  • Garnish with an orange zest twist

Why does it work?
Traditionally the Boulevardier is made with bourbon, sweet vermouth, campari and is closely related to a negroni.
Dark rum is gaining interest amongst consumers again, while coffee has already piqued their interest. The finished drink is a delicate balance of coffee and rum, with a sweet/bitter finish that comes from the vermouth and campari.
It’s not challenging on the palate and is simple to make.

Dublin Irish coffee


  • 60ml cold brewed coffee
  • 60ml stout
  • 45ml Irish whiskey
  • 22ml sugar syrup (1:1 ratio)
  • 15ml heavy cream
  • Cinnamon powder


  • Mix the coffee, stout, whiskey and syrup in a highball glass
  • Fill with ice
  • Pour the cream gently into the glass so it creates a ribbon effect
  • Dust the top with cinnamon

Classic White Russian


White Russian
  • 1 part coffee liqueur
  • 2 parts vodka
  • 1 part heavy cream


  • Fill a tumbler with ice
  • Add the coffee liqueur, vodka and then layer with the cream
  • TIP: pour the cream over the back of your bar spoon to ensure an even spread
  • Use milk, skimmed milk or soy milk for a low calorie version

See our Complete Guide to Coffee in the 25 July issue of the Morning Advertiser​. Subscribe here.

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