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Coffee-Based Cocktails for the Holidays

Posted by Jonah Creed on

The holidays can be a lot of fun - but they can also be pretty full-on. If you feel like you'll need a little pick me up with your festive cocktail this year, we’ve got you covered. We've rounded up our top three favourite coffee-based libations made using Creeds famous Cinque coffee and Dillon’s best-selling spirits.

Whether you’re serving them at a holiday party or simply enjoying a solo bevy, these java-infused elixirs are sure to keep you going throughout the season. 

Espresso Martini 

Serves 1


2 ounces Dillon’s vodka

1/2 ounce coffee liqueur

1 ounce Cinque espresso, freshly brewed (or cold brew concentrate)

1/2 ounce simple syrup

Garnish: coffee beans


1. Add all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

3. Garnish with coffee beans.

Classic Irish Coffee

Serves 1


1 ½ ounces Irish whiskey (or try Dillon’s Rye Whisky for a Canadian twist)

1 to 2 teaspoons maple syrup, to taste

6 ounces hot freshly brewed Cinque coffee

Whipped cream, for topping


1. Pour whiskey and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup into a heat-safe mug. Pour in a splash of coffee and stir until maple syrup dissolves.

2. Pour in the rest of the coffee. Taste, and stir in additional maple syrup for a sweeter drink.

3. Top with whipped cream and enjoy. 

    Hot Rum Coffee 

    Serves 4


    2 cups hot Cinque coffee

    1/2 cup half-and-half cream, heated

    2 1/2 tbsp. sugar

    1/8 tsp. ground cardamom

    1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

    3/4 cup Dillon’s 18-year-old rum

    Grated chocolate for garnish


    1. In a pitcher, stir together coffee, half-and-half cream, sugar, cardamom and nutmeg.
    2. Pour 3 tablespoons of rum into each mug and top with coffee mixture.
    3. Stir gently, sprinkle the top with the chocolate and serve immediately. 

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