Coffee Cocktails to Keep You Going

By Kelly Frossard – October 31, 2018


In Austin, we love our coffee and our booze. So why not have both? People have been spicing up their coffee for as long as it’s been around. The added caffeine kick in a coffee cocktail is a way to stay energized, or simply avoid drowsiness while drinking. Whether combining them for flavor or function, we’re certain that these local cocktails will fulfill both your alcohol and caffeine desires at the same time.

Frozen Boozy Coffee

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Served at:
Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden 
121 Pickle Road

This fun, frozen drink consists of house espresso, dairy horchata, Blanco Tequila, Mezcal and chocolate with mole spices. The smokey notes of the Mezcal and molé spices paired with the sweet flavor of the chocolate and horchata makes for a vibrant take on a classic Mexican Coffee.


AM/PM Negroni

Served at:
Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden 
121 Pickle Road
This cocktail is great for the morning or the afternoon. It’s composed of campari, Italian vermouth and orange oil, with either Cosmic Cold Brew Coffee for the a.m., or London Dry Gin or Vida Mezcal for the p.m. The cold brew coffee notes pair well with the richness of the sweet vermouth and the campari imparts a balanced orange bitterness while creating a low alcohol by volume beverage with a nice zing. 


Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Served at:
Holly Roller 
509 Rio Grande
The combination of El Silencio Mezcal, Hoodoo Chicory and Chameleon Cold Brew is perfect for those who want a coffee cocktail but something other than an Irish coffee. The chicory softens the bitterness of the coffee and adds a chocolatey note that pairs well with the smokiness of the Mezcal.


Chocolate Espresso Martini

Served at:
218 W 4th St. 

The Chocolate Espresso Martini is a local favorite for caffeinated cocktails. It is available in both white and dark chocolate, and is composed from the delicate blending of 360 Vanilla Vodka, Godiva Chocolate Liquor, and a shot of house espresso. The ingredients are shaken with ice and poured into a chilled, chocolate rimmed glass, for the pretty pick-me-up.  



Served at:
Better Half
406 Walsh St. 

The CFT is a refreshing and minty take on a coffee cocktail. The drink is crafted from cold brew coffee and mixed with a minty liqueur, then finished off with fresh mint and served over ice. Both the cold brew and mint flavor are as refreshing as they are tasty.   



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