Both coffee and booze are important to Austinites. So of course, there are bars that combine those two crucial beverages into coffee cocktails. Drink all day and night long with these coffee-based options, including the array of choices from Halcyon, a cold brew version from Odd Duck, and Irish lattes from Rio Rita. If your favorite boozy coffee drink is missing below, let us know on the tipline or in the comments below.Read More
Wake Up With 8 Coffee Cocktails in Austin
Booze plus caffeine equals a good night.
1. Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Lounge
Late night coffee destination Halcyon has an entire bar menu dedicated to boozy espresso cocktails. This includes the Long Island Iced Coffee, limited to two per person.
2. Odd Duck
For a chilled option, the Katon’s Coffee uses cold brew and lime for a citrus twist.
3. Swift's Attic
Swift’s Attic’s take on the Irish coffee is the Irish-o-fee! made with Chinese bitters, cocoa powder, and cold brew.
4. Half Step
Take advantage of the bartender’s choice at Half Step and order the White Russian, which is mixed with coffee liqueur.
Try the off-the-menu Black Bomber, with gin, simple syrup, and a shot of espresso topped with absinthe. For a frothier drink, go for the Legend Continues, made with a whole egg, orange juice, dark rum, and coffee liqueur.
6. La V
LaV makes ordering a cocktail and coffee for brunch easier by combining the two in the Coffee Manhattan, made with coffee-infused amaro.
Carl Rides Again, the North Loop bar’s coffee drink, uses mole bitter and coffee liqueur, along with bourbon and vermouth.
8. Rio Rita
The Irish lattes, made with honey and milk, at Rio Rita are good to drink in the hot sun or sip in a cold room. [Photo: Rio Rita/Facebook]