Coffee Liqueur

What Are Some Things That You Can Do with Coffee Liqueur?

Coffee liqueur is a type of liqueur that is made with coffee beans and unsurpsingly has a strong coffee flavour. It can be served in distinct ways, including in mixed drinks, topping for desserts, or coffee. 

Coffee Liqueur: A Delicious Addition to Your Home Bar 

The coffee liqueur is a delicious addition to your home bar if you're a coffee lover. It's perfect for making cocktails and coffee drinks and can even be enjoyed on its own. 

Coffee liqueur is made by infusing coffee beans in alcohol and typically includes sugar and other flavourings. The most well-known brand of coffee liqueur is Kahlúa, but there are many other delicious options, including our very own ‘Hejlo’ Coffee Liqueur which we make with our local South London neighbours, Hej Roastery. 

If you're looking to add coffee liqueur to your home bar, here are a few recipes to get you started:

Coffee Cocktail:

1 oz coffee liqueur

1 oz vodka

1 oz espresso

Splash of cream 

Café Mocha:

1 oz coffee liqueur

1 oz chocolate liqueur

1 oz espresso

Splash of milk 

Coffee Martini:

2 oz coffee liqueur

1 oz vodka

1 oz coffee-flavoured syrup 

Irish Coffee:

1 oz coffee liqueur

1 oz Irish whiskey

1 cup of hot coffee

Splash of cream 

How to Make Coffee Liqueur From Scratch At Home 

Coffee liqueur is perfect for sipping on its own or using in cocktails. And, it couldn't be easier to make at home. All you need is coffee, sugar, and gin! (or vodka) 

The key to making an excellent coffee liqueur is to start with high-quality coffee. Use your favourite coffee beans and brew a strong batch of coffee. You'll want to use about twice as much coffee as you would for a regular cup. Once the coffee is brewed, add sugar and vodka (or another neutral spirit) to taste. 

Let the mixture sit for at least 24 hours, so the flavours have a chance to meld. Then, strain the coffee liqueur through a coffee filter or cheesecloth. Pour it into a clean bottle and enjoy! 

The coffee liqueur will stay for several months to enjoy all winter. Make a batch today and enjoy the delicious flavour of homemade coffee liqueur.

5 Ways to Use Coffee Liqueur 

You can use coffee liqueur in a variety of ways. Here are five ways to use coffee liqueur: 

  1. In cocktails: Coffee liqueur can be used in various cocktails, such as a White Russian, Espresso Martini, or even a simple coffee liqueur and vodka. 
  2. In desserts: Coffee liqueur can be used to make a variety of desserts, such as tiramisu, coffee ice cream, or even a coffee liqueur cake. 
  3. As a coffee creamer: Coffee liqueur can be used as a coffee creamer, adding a delicious and unique flavour to your coffee. 
  4. In baking: Coffee liqueur can be used in baking, such as in recipes for coffee liqueur brownies. 
  5. As a gift: Coffee liqueur makes a great gift, especially for coffee lovers.


You can use coffee liqueur in a variety of ways. It can be enjoyed on its own, used as a mixer in cocktails, or even used in cooking. When it comes to coffee liqueur, the possibilities are endless. So go ahead and experiment with this versatile spirit and see what you can come up with.

Jim and Tonic is the place to go if you're in search of a London gin distillery where you can enjoy a locally-made coffee liqueur.  We’ve partnered with local Elephant and Castle roastery ‘Hej’ to combine our experience in distiling, and their experience in coffee, to create ‘Hejlo’ Coffee Liqueur.

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