Mixing boozy drinks at home is a great way to turn any get-together into an authentic party. And if you’re a coffee person, these are the proper cocktails for you. Not overly alcoholic, but creamy and addictively tasty, let’s make a great coffee cocktail you’ll want to make often. Even better, let’s make two versions of this lovely drink. Today we’re making chocolate and caramel coffee cocktails.
As with all cocktail recipes, these have many variations and possibly new versions, so think of them as templates to make your own unique coffee drinks.
Coffee has a place at the bar as well. In fact, some of the tastiest cocktails are made with coffee. Chocolate and caramel, of course, are great additions to any boozy drink. Well, today, we’re talking not one coffee cocktail recipe but two. One will make the most out of chocolate, and the other will be beautifully caramelly.
Every cocktail has an alcoholic ingredient, and since these are more about the flavor and not all that about the booze, we’re using coffee liqueur. Of course, the liqueur will add more than alcohol to the drink — it also adds coffee flavor to this creamy drink.
You’ll also need a few shots of espresso and whole milk. Here’s where we’ll make two different coffee cocktails from the same base. We’ll flavor one with chocolate syrup and the other one with caramel syrup. Let’s do both with whipped cream and drizzle them with either chocolate syrup or caramel sauce.
For this cocktail duo, we’re starting with a strong coffee base of espresso and coffee liqueur. Together with milk (or your favorite milk alternative), you have a nice starting point to make a whole lot of cocktails.
Then it’s time to decide. Are you amping up your cocktail with chocolate or caramel? Actually, you don’t even have to choose; make both. Have chocolate syrup and caramel syrup in hand. Even better, have some friends over and let everyone choose their cocktail flavor! Fun times indeed.
And here’s a mind-blowing thought. Why not have some strawberry syrup around as well? Or what about dulce de leche? The sky’s the limit!
To make this dynamic cocktail duo, brew the espresso and cool it down; then, you can combine the base ingredients in a cocktail shaker or any other container with a lid. After separating the mixture between two glasses, you can now customize the drink to create a caramel cocktail and a chocolate cocktail. Choose your poison.
The garnish is essential here, especially the syrup drizzle, which will remind you which drink is flavored with chocolate and which with caramel. What other flavors would you use to customize these creamy drinks? Let me know what you think!
Creamy cocktails are rare, and that’s too bad because they’re delicious! If you like creamy cocktails and love coffee and milkshakes, these cocktail recipes are for you.
Whether you’re having a sleepover or are planning to watch some movies with friends, these cocktails will get the party started. They’re decadent and crowd-pleasing delicious! And do you know what? They’re not even all that boozy.
For the pastry:
Brew the espresso and cool it down to room temperature in an ice bath.
Combine the espresso with the coffee liqueur and milk in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake.
Pour the coffee mixture through a prong strainer equally into the two serving glasses.
Add the chocolate syrup to one glass and the caramel syrup to another. Stir both to combine.
Top with whipped cream and garnish the chocolate drink with chocolate syrup and the caramel drink with caramel syrup.