Espresso Yourself with These 3 Coffee Liqueur Cocktails

Mr. Black
May 1, 2024

Coffee: the elixir of life, the fuel of champions, and the perfect companion for a cozy morning (or afternoon, or evening...). But what if you could take your love of coffee to the next level? Enter the wonderful world of coffee liqueurs! These delightful concoctions combine the rich flavors of coffee with the smooth touch of alcohol, creating a symphony of taste that will tantalize your senses.

This month, we're spotlighting three coffee liqueurs that are sure to become your new favorites: Patron XO Cafe, Cantera Negra Cafe, and Mr. Black. Let's dive into each one and explore the delicious cocktails you can create with them!


Patrón XO Cafe: A Dark and Delicious Delight

Patrón XO Cafe

Patrón XO Cafe is a luxurious coffee liqueur made with Patrón tequila and the essence of Arabica coffee. Unlike many coffee liqueurs, Patrón XO Cafe is dry, not sweet, making it a perfect choice for those who prefer a more sophisticated flavor profile.

Here's a recipe for a classic Espresso Martini with a Patrón XO twist:


1.5 oz PATRÓN Reposado or PATRÓN EL ALTO (tequila)

1 oz Chilled espresso

0.75 oz Patrón XO Cafe

0.25 oz Simple syrup

Small pinch of sea salt

Coffee beans for garnish


Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail coupe. Garnish with 3 coffee beans for an extra touch of elegance.


Cantera Negra Cafe: A Smooth and Silky Symphony

Cantera Negra Cafe

Cantera Negra Cafe is a premium coffee liqueur known for its smooth, silky finish and notes of hazelnut and dark stone fruit. It pairs beautifully with award-winning Cantera Negra tequilas, creating delectable and balanced cocktails.

Cantera Cold Brew Martini


1.5 oz Cantera Negra Reposado Tequila (for a smoother tequila flavor)

1 oz Cantera Negra Cafe

1 oz Cold brew coffee (chilled)

0.5 oz Agave nectar

3 coffee beans for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds, until well chilled and frothy.
  3. Double strain (using a fine-mesh strainer) into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with 3 coffee beans for a classic touch.


Mr. Black: The Original Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur

Mr. Black


Mr. Black is the OG of cold brew coffee liqueurs, hailing from the land down under – Australia! Made with 100% specialty Arabica beans sourced from the finest growing regions, Mr. Black boasts a rich, decadent coffee flavor that's both bold and balanced.

Craving a classic? Here's a simple White Russian recipe made with Mr. Black:


2 oz Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur

Milk or milk alternative (macadamia or oat milk work great!)


Fill a glass with ice, pour in Mr. Black, and then top it off with your choice of milk. Sit back, relax, and savor the creamy coffee goodness!

These are just a few ideas to get you started on your coffee liqueur adventure. With so many delicious options available, there's a perfect cup (or rather, glass) out there for everyone. So next time you're looking for a way to elevate your coffee experience, reach for one of these fantastic coffee liqueurs and discover a world of flavor possibilities!

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