5 Top ways to enjoy your next Coffee Liqueur

While popular mixers for gin products may be better known, we’re often asked “what’s the best to enjoy a coffee liqueur?”.


Here at Avva Scottish Gin, we distill, bottle and label our full range of gin and gin liqueurs right on site in our Elgin distillery. Our deliciously crafted Cofaidh Cold Brew Liqueur is not only Scotland’s first cold brew liqueur, it’s also one of the most loved of our diverse portfolio of products.

Did you know that Cofaidh (pronounced “coffee”) is the Gaelic word for coffee? Our small batch coffee liqueur is infused with fresh beans from the Cairngorm Leaf & Bean artisan roastery. We use Sumatra beans for a dark, rich roast full of deep flavours and aromas.


“…It is different to a normal coffee liqueur and would say it is a must. Smooth, strong and bold. Plus we get to support local so what’s not to like.” – Gill


We’ve put together our top 5 ways to enjoy Coffee Liqueur and we hope you’ll love them as much as we do!

1. Coffee Liqueur Straight over ice

One of the purest ways of drinking Coffee Liqueur is simply to have it straight over ice. We love adding a slice of orange which gives you a refreshing taste with subtle notes of orange. Try a splash of your favourite milk for a creamier blend. 

Coffee Liqueur over Ice

2. Coffee Liqueur Chocolate Orange Cocktail 

A cocktail for the adventurous! Mixing our Coffee Liqueur, Cointreau and your preferred cola results in a delicious, exotic, chocolate orange coffee cocktail! We particularly love Alba Cola with this cocktail. 

Coffee Chocolate Orange Cocktail

3. Espresso Martini

One of our favourite ways to serve our Coffee Liqueur is in a classic espresso martini. Firstly, chill your freshly brewed coffee. Once chilled, combine it with ice, gin, coffee liqueur and sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Once ready, strain into a chilled martini glass. We love garnishing ours with coffee beans.

Espresso Martini

4. Hot Mocha with a kick

One for the colder nights, which in Scotland are quite often – yes even in Summer!  Adding a shot of our Coffee Liqueur to your mocha or hot cocoa is certainly a treat worth savouring. 

Hot Mocha with Coffee liqueur

5. Coffee Liqueur over Ice Cream

Affogato at its finest – in our humble opinion. Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best for a reason and this is a recipe we highly recommend trying. A shot of our Coffee Liqueur over a scoop of ice cream is a firm summer classic.

Coffee Liqueur Affogato

We hope you’ve gathered plenty inspiration on how best to enjoy your Coffee Liqueur. Which recipe is your favourite?

 Slàinte Mhath!


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