The Percolator Cocktail

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The Percolator is a cold coffee-based cocktail that goes down smooth while it wakes you up. It’s great as a breakfast or brunch cocktail. Just don’t serve it at a party where you’re hoping everyone will leave in a timely manner – or if you do, make the coffee decaf.

Percolator Cocktail with cocoa rim

The caffeine/alcohol combo can keep people going well into the night.


  • 3 ounces cold black coffee
  • 1 ounce Tia Maria
  • 1 ounce cognac
  • 1/2 ounce Carolan’s Irish Cream

Shake everything together without ice and pour it into a glass coffee mug. You can sprinkle some chocolate powder over the top, or rim the glass first with chocolate powder.

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Last Updated:

September 27, 2023