How To Create A Coffee Cocktail

If you’re looking to mix up your virtual happy hour, and need a little pep in your step after a long day “at the office,” give these coffee drinks a go! 

These two cocktail recipes are super simple and are perfect even if you don’t have an espresso machine!

Our expert for today’s recipe is Carl from Robbie’s Grill- a staple restaurant and bar in Decatur, IL. Carl has been a bartender for over 14 years. 

What’s his biggest piece of advice when making a drink?

“Try and make everything to equal proportions. The biggest place you can go wrong is adding too much of one thing and then it overpowers the other ingredients,” Carl said. 

Carl standing behind the bar at Robbie Bar & Grill

Click below to see how to make these delicious drinks! 

White Chocolate Mocha Espresso Quarantini


  •  Martini glass
  • Shaker
  • Cocoa powder
  • 1 oz Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz Godiva- White Chocolate
  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz Coffee
For your espresso quarantini, you'll want all of these ingredients


  1. Moisten the rim of your martini glass
  2. Place cocoa powder on a plate
  3. Roll the rim through your cocoa powder
  4. Add ice to your shaker
  5. Add Vodka, Godiva, Kahlua, and coffee to shaker
  6. Shake up your ingredients and fine strain into your glass
  7. Enjoy!

The Nutty Irishman


  • 1 oz Frangelico 
  • 1 oz Bailey’s
  • Coffee
  •  Whipped Cream
  • Cocoa powder
The Nutty Irishman is a fun coffee and alcohol drink!


  1. Add Frangelico & Bailey’s
  2. Add coffee until 1 inch from top 
  3. Add whipped cream
  4. Sprinkle cocoa powder 
  5. Cheers!

Hi! I’m Courtney, an American who moved to England for a journalism master’s, and I’ve now returned to the states. I’ve always been a bit of a coffee-fanatic (which is truly an understatement). With an obsession for coffee and a love of travel, I’ve decided to combine the two! 

Although I’m not visiting many coffee shops at the moment, you’ll still find a lot of coffee info on the site, along with the occasional travel tidbit.

I look forward to you joining me on this journey!