5 Recipes For National Espresso Day

Recipes c/o Tia Maria.

Happy Thursday. How is your week going so far? Not long for the weekend to arrive again!!

It is Espresso Day today. Are you a fan of anything coffee-y?

Do you like to mix coffee with alcohol in a cocktail?

If so, I have some lovely recipes for you today.

As today is National Espresso Day, I thought it would be perfect timing for sharing some tasty espresso cocktail recipes with you. Perfect for trying out before Christmas so you like them, you can share them with your Christmas parties. All made with Tia Maria and an espresso shot.

First up:

Tia Maria Cappuccino:


  • 25ml Tia Maria
  • 25ml vodka
  • Shot of espresso


  • Shake all ingredients and pour into glass
  • Add foam on top

To Make The Foam:


  • 100ml salted caramel or Morello cherry syrup
  • 200ml water
  • 2 egg whites
  • Two cream chargers


  • Foam the drink
  • Garnish with salted fudge/a single cherry

Tia Maria Espresso Martini


  • 25ml Tia Maria
  • 25ml Vodka
  • Single/double shot of espresso
  • 5ml sugar syrup


  • Shake all ingredients hard
  • Double strain into a chilled coupe glass
  • Garnish with three coffee beans

Tia Maria Iced Popcorn Frappe:


  • 50ml Tia Maria
  • 50ml milk
  • Double shot of espresso
  • 20ml popcorn syrup


  1. Shake all ingredients and pour over cubed ice.
  2. Garnish with popcorn.

Tia Maria Flat White Russian:


  • 25ml Tia Maria
  • 25ml Jamaican Rum
  • Shot of espresso
  • 5ml demerara sugar
  • Laced on top with ice cold milk


  1. Fill glass with cubed ice.
  2. Add all ingredients.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Lace milk on top.
  5. Garnish with chocolate powder.

Tia Maria Mint Americano:


  • 25ml Tia Maria
  • Double shot of espresso
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 30ml sparkling water


  1. Drop mint into a shaker.
  2. Add all ingredients apart from sparkling water.
  3. Shake then pour over cubed or crushed ice.
  4. Stir.
  5. Top with a dash of sparkling water.
  6. Garnish with mint leaf.

Recipes c/o Tia Maria.

All of the recipes contain Tia Maria and espressos.

What is not to love?

Share your thoughts in the comments below ⇩

You may also like:

Have you read my Coffee Lovers Christmas Gift Guide? Lots of fun espresso ideas here.

Or maybe even looking to make a Milk Chocolate- Tiramisu recipe with Tia Maria and your favourite espresso!?


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.


  1. stephanie
    November 23, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    looks so good!!! yum!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      November 24, 2017 / 10:43 am

      Thanks for the comment Stephanie 🙂

  2. Corrine
    November 30, 2017 / 6:37 am

    That looks delicious! I just happen to have a bottle of Tia Maria…

  3. June 1, 2018 / 3:50 am

    All those are looking so yummy ! Yum! Tia Maria and espressos both combined so perfectly! I just loved it. One question, Can I mix Match with Tia Maria? Or if yes then what would be quantity and process ? Thanks in advance.

    • Claire
      June 4, 2018 / 12:36 pm

      Hi Kathy, thanks for stopping by. I am not really sure what Match is. I would tweet Tia Maria and ask them to be sure 🙂

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