Are you among the millions that crave coffee in the morning? Do you find that just the aroma of roasting coffee beans fuels an immediate pep in your step?
According to the National Coffee Association (NCA), you aren’t alone. The NCA has tracked coffee drinking habits in the U.S. for more than 50 years, and their latest research shows that as recently as fall 2021, Americans drink more than 650 million cups of coffee each day. Not only that, but coffee now outranks water, juice and even soda as a go-to favorite for Americans.
Across Hilton properties, there are a myriad of ways to enjoy this beloved brewed beverage — whether it’s an icy cold mix, a rare specialty blend, or an alcoholic beverage flavored with the good stuff.
In honor of International Coffee Day, five of our professional mixologists have shared their favorite recipes for coffee — or coffee-inspired — drinks that you can brew up at home.
The Coffee Berry from Hilton Bogota
“The Coffee Berry was born with the idea of mixing the flavors of Colombia, represented in its coffee and a wild fruit such as the blackberry” Mixologist Jair Bonilla from Hilton Bogota says. “It is precisely the mixture of these two flavors — coffee and blackberry — that makes it a unique drink.”
- 1 shot of vodka
- ½ shot coffee liqueur
- 1 cup of coffee
- 1/3 of a shot of blackberry syrup
To make a perfect Coffee Berry you will need to add the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously for 15 seconds and strain into a chilled glass filled with ice, previously frosted with sugar and coffee. Finally, garnish with blackberries to taste.
Sereno Espresso from Hilton Guadalajara Midtown
According to Hilton Guadalajara Midtown Mixologist David Garcia, “the brewing of espresso, anise and cinnamon together make this cocktail memorable.”
- 1 ½ oz Vodka
- ½ oz Pineapple Syrup
- 1 Infused espresso with anise and cinnamon
- 3\4 oz Liqueur
- Add Vodka, coffee liqueur, infused espresso and pineapple syrup to a shaker filled with ice and shake for 30 seconds until well chilled.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a shakes cinnamon stick and grated cocoa.
Codex Carajillo at Conrad Punta de Mita
The Codex Carjillo at Conrad Punta de Mita uses a local agave spirit, Raicilla, and was created to compliment the dessert menu at the newly-opened Codex restaurant. Ana Martinez, Mixologist and creator of the bar program, describes Codex Carajillo as “a balanced dessert drink, inspired by Carajillo, a popular dessert drink in Mexico, and the spirited agave.”
- 1 oz Raicilla Hacienda Divisadero
- ¾ oz Vermouth Rosso
- ¾ oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
- ¾ oz Orange Citrus Syrup
- 1 oz Pulled Espresso poured directly (Codex uses La Bodeguita, a local medium roast Nayarit coffee)
- Plus a shaker, ice, and favorite martini glass
Pour measured ingredients over ice in a shaker; shake as you would for your favorite martini; strain into a martini glass and serve.
Coffee Martini at Hilton Mexico City Reforma
Mixologist Alejandro Ramírez Núñez at Hilton Mexico City Reforma offers a double-dose of flavor in this recipe for their Coffee Martini.
- 1.5 oz of double expresso dark rum
- 3 drops of Frenet
- 1.5 oz of sugar cane syrup
Take 1.5 oz of double espresso dark rum, add 3 drops of Frenet, and 1.5 oz of sugar cane syrup poured into a martini frosted cup with a decoration of masquerade sugar and ice, with a slice of Eureka yellow lemon encrusted with coffee beans.
Reinterpretation of Espresso Martini from Canopy by Hilton Sao Paulo Jardins
According to Canopy by Hilton Sao Paulo Jardins Mixologist Jefferson Silvestre, Cumaru syrup is what makes this drink extra special. Cumaru is a Brazilian spice similar to vanilla, mixed with coffee it gives a special flavor.
- 3 tbsp + 1 tsp of Rum
- ½ tbsp of Cumaru Syrup
- 1 tbsp of Coffee Liqueuer
- 1 fl oz espresso coffee
Mix all ingredients at the cocktail shaker