Recipes for Cocktails With Coffee but Without Alcohol

Recipes for Cocktails With Coffee but Without Alcohol

4 creative and simple “mocktails” with coffee

They are available in countless variants and forms – cocktails whose list of ingredients contains at least one alcoholic drink. But why always with alcohol? Those who prefer creations without “revolutions” deserve just as tasty and imaginative cocktails. That is exactly why we have looked for and found the best drinks for you – without alcohol, since we are mainly concerned with coffee. And so that you can enjoy these coffee specialties straight away, we also deliver the recipes for non-alcoholic coffee cocktails. So let’s go and try it out!

Refreshing & fruity: the summer apple coffee

Basically, when creating recipes and mixing cocktails, it’s always about putting together ingredients that harmonize wonderfully with each other . With them, opposing flavors and aromas often combine to create a completely new, exciting taste experience. This also applies to non-alcoholic coffee cocktails. For example with apple coffee! Whatever you call it, what is certain is that this coffee drink not only comes without alcohol, but also without complicated preparation and a great deal of time. At the same time, with its combination of fruity sweetness and intense espresso, it is the ideal refreshment kick for the summer!

Ingredients:

  • double espresso (approx. 50 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3 lemon zest
  • 200 ml apple juice
  • Ice cubes

Total preparation time: 4-6 minutes

Preparation:

  1. Pour the apple juice into a glass filled with ice cubes
  2. Prepare espresso, ideally with a portafilter machine
  3. Mix this together with the brown sugar and lemon zest in the cocktail shaker

Bittersweet with a hint of mint

Like the apple coffee, this coffee drink is also quick and easy to prepare. Based on the cocktail “Mint Julep”, the coffee drink called “Coffee Julep” or “Espresso Julep” uses freshly brewed coffee instead of Bourbon whiskey. This makes the drink alcohol-free and complements the taste of the beloved hot drink very harmoniously. The julep, which has its origins in the USA, is usually prepared with cold brew , but we think the variant with a strong espresso is a bit better, as it enhances the intensity of the coffee note. Alcohol-free coffee cocktails, such as the Espresso Julep, are also ideal as an alternative to the classic Iced coffee .

Ingredients:

  • double espresso (approx. 50 ml)
  • 2 teaspoons honey or syrup
  • 5-6 sprigs of mint
  • Ice cubes

Total preparation time: 5-7 minutes

Preparation:

  1. First, make a double espresso
  2. Mix this well with the mint and honey or syrup in a cocktail shaker
  3. When the honey / syrup has spread, add ice cubes and shake again briefly
  4. Pour the contents into a glass and garnish with a few leaves of mint.
  5. Optionally, milk foam can also be added, which makes the taste a little softer.

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A cocktail that tastes better than it sounds

They just exist: those moments when the air is a little out of the air and you just need a little kick of energy. Classic coffee variants are of course predestined for this – whether creamy cappuccino, aromatic filter coffee or intense espresso. But if these are not caffeine-rich enough for you, you can either grab the zombie coffee or try the following recipe. Particularly simple, it consists of just two ingredients: espresso and cola. In fact, these two tastes harmonize pretty well with each other, because like an iced coffee, the tends to be bitter aroma of the espresso is accompanied by the sweetness of the cola. Since the preparation (see below) can hardly be easier, the choice of ingredients is crucial here. With caffeine lemonade, as with coffee, of course, it is primarily your own taste that decides. Since this already covers the sweetish part, we recommend roasting the coffee type with rather subtle chocolatey and primarily nutty-spicy flavor nuances, such as the Speicherstadt Forte espresso blend.
One more thing before you dare to try this strong coffee specialty: Don’t underestimate the caffeine content and take it slowly. Still have fun while enjoying!

Ingredients:

  • 1 espresso (25-30 ml)
  • 200 ml of cola
  • Ice cubes

Total preparation time: 2-3 minutes

Preparation:

  1. Actually, it’s all about the order, but that is crucial. So first put the cola with ice cubes in a glass.
  2. Then add the espresso, preferably a little cooled down
  3. As a topping, the typical cola lemon slice “on top”

Bonus: two of the best delicacies from Italy combined

Do you know what Italians like to enjoy most in hot temperatures? If not, we’ll tell you: the so-called “Affogato al caffè”, a stunningly delicious symbiosis of ice cream and espresso that everyone should have tried at least once in their life. At this point, we didn’t care that this combination is not a real coffee cocktail, because we don’t want to withhold the recipe from you.
The name of the ice cream specialty means, loosely translated, that the ice in the espresso drowns which describes the most important element of the Affogato quite aptly. The exciting thing about enjoying is that the espresso is only poured over the cold ice immediately beforehand, which slowly melts and creates a wonderfully creamy consistency.

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 espresso (25-30 ml)

Total preparation time: 4-6 minutes

Preparation:

  1. First of all, take the ice cream out of the freezer so that it becomes a little softer
  2. Then prepare a simple espresso
  3. Put the ice cream ball in a suitable bowl
  4. Important: ice and espresso are served separately, everyone can pour the espresso over the ice themselves

Refine non-alcoholic coffee cocktails as you like

This basic recipe can be supplemented in many ways and adapted to your own preferences. For example, another type of ice cream can be used, such as chocolate and cookies or nutty variants such as pistachio or almond. Coffee ice cream, on the other hand, is less suitable because it lacks the necessary taste contrast between espresso and ice cream. To refine the Affogato, you can use grated chocolate or cream. The combination with Tartufo, another typical Italian ice cream specialty, promises a very special taste experience. It consists of nut or chocolate ice cream, which contains a liquid chocolate core inside. On the outside, it is coated with a layer of cocoa powder. Feel free to try out other variations of Affogato al caffè and let us know your creations!

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Conclusion

As you can see, non-alcoholic coffee cocktails do not have to be boring or complicated to prepare – the best coffee recipes inspire with creative combinations of different ingredients that work together to create a true taste experience! The coffee drinks from apple coffee to Coffee Julep to Affogato are just waiting to be prepared and enjoyed by you. Alcohol-free coffee cocktails are of course perfect for both personal “tests” and to inspire friends and acquaintances. Whatever the occasion you prepare the great coffee drinks, we wish you a lot of fun!

You can also find refined recipes for simple, summery coffee cocktails among our favorites for alcoholic coffee beverages. You can also get an overview of interesting facts and everything you need to know about drinks with coffee. For example, get to know the world’s first coffee cocktail!