Whether it’s a coffee liqueur like Kahlua or an espresso-flavored vodka, distilled spirits that take on the flavor of coffee will long be favorites in the bar. These are very useful and make it easy for anyone to add the rich, dark flavor of coffee to a variety of cocktails.
From popular cocktails like the white Russian to espresso martinis, these cocktail recipes can satiate your craving for both alcohol and coffee in a single drink.
While there are many great cocktails that feature coffee liqueurs, none get quite the same attention as the white Russian. Yet, This mixed drink of vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream is not all on its own. With a quick ingredient switch, you can enjoy an entirely new drink.
There is, of course, the black Russian, which skips the cream. You can also hold the vodka for the Smith and Kearns or switch to whiskey and mix up a sneaky Pete. Want something with a little fizz? Add cola and enjoy the interesting Colorado bulldog. And, if there’s no cream in the house, grab that trusted bottle of Irish cream and you’ll have a mudslide.
This drink family is quite fun and, with all these easy substitutions, it’s hard to get bored. It’s another reason why the white Russian is one of the best cocktail options when you want to save a little money in your home bar.