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 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 pitcher of it to serve at parties. Then you can top off your guest’s drinks as needed, or even let them self-serve.
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.
Be sure to check out our other Kahlua drinks. We have quite a few to choose from.
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.
If you enjoy the Undertaker…
Try the Spanish Coffee, which features the fascinating Licor 43 along with hot coffee.
There’s also the Almond Chocolate Coffee, which blends amaretto, creme de cacao and hot coffee.
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.
Gear We Used
- Fill a martini shaker with ice.
- Pour in the first three ingredients.
- Shake well.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
- Add the chilled espresso and stir well.