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Undertaker Cocktail Recipe, with espresso, Kahlua, vanilla vodka

The Undertaker cocktail tastes like a mildly sweetened and flavored espresso served cold. The caffeine from the espresso can keep you from feeling the kick the alcohol, which makes it one of those stealth drinks that sneak up on you.

Enjoy an Undertaker whenever you want a cold coffee drink with a kick. This drink has a great flavor, but the combined effects of a shot of espresso with plenty of vodka make it a standout.

The taste

The flavors here are coffee and vanilla, so it’s an easy drink to love. Because it’s such a simple recipe, you can mix up a big batch in a pitcher to serve at parties.  Then you can top off your guest’s drinks as needed, or even let them self-serve.

Dark brown Undertaker cocktail in tall martini glass next to red jigger

So what if you don’t have espresso grounds and/or an espresso maker? Can you still make this drink?

Of course you can. The trick in that case would be to make a very strong cup of coffee instead. You can do this really easily with a single-cup coffee maker.

Or if you have a Keurig coffee machine, you just need to buy the right cups. We recommend Lavazza Espresso cups.

Undertaker cocktail in front of window

If you don’t normally drink espresso, you can just brew some very strong coffee instead. A french roast will add some bitterness to the drink, which the sweet notes from the Kahlua, vanilla vodka and creme de cacao will counter.

Dark brown Undertaker cocktail in tall martini glass next to red jigger

If you enjoy the Undertaker…

You will love some of our other Kahlua drinks!

Spanish Coffee with whipped cream and cinnamon on top

Try the Spanish Coffee, which features the fascinating Licor 43 along with hot coffee.

The Almond Chocolate Coffee cocktail blends amaretto, creme de cacao and hot coffee. The result is just it sounds like - an almond chocolate coffee drink that's hard to resist. It doesn't even need garnish.

There’s also the Almond Chocolate Coffee, which blends amaretto, creme de cacao and hot coffee.

Coffee Nudge cocktail on table top

And then there’s the Coffee Nudge. It combines hot coffee with creme de cacao, Kahlua, brandy and whipped cream.

They’ll all help to keep you awake in no uncertain terms, and they’re all delicious.

Dark brown Undertaker cocktail in tall martini glass next to red jigger
Yield: 1 drink

Undertaker Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The Undertaker cocktail tastes like a chocolate and vanilla espresso served cold. It's sweet and easy to love, and it will keep you awake.


  • 3 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
  • 1 ounce creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce chilled espresso


  1. Fill a martini shaker with ice.
  2. Pour in the first three ingredients.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Add the chilled espresso and stir well.

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