For most of us, the day hasn鈥檛 really begun until that first cup of coffee. (But first, coffee 鈥 amirite?) Thankfully, coffee isn鈥檛 reserved for our mornings and is totally acceptable to consume during afternoons and evenings. A lot of the time I like coffee-flavored things more than the actual coffee itself and am always looking out for new ways to incorporate espresso flavors into recipes. Great coffee pairings include coffee and chocolate, coffee and cream, and of course, coffee and booze. Here we present three boozy espresso recipes to spice up your caffeine routine!

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ESPRESSODA COCKTAIL

Earlier this month, Brit + Co discovered the amazing espressoda (espresso + soda) at the new illy Caff猫 in SF. We fell in love and decided to spice it up with chocolate and yes, booze.

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Ingredients:
hard soda

鈥 1 ounce espresso

鈥 1 Tablespoon chocolate chips

鈥 heavy cream

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Instructions:
1. Melt chocolate in the microwave. Mix in heavy cream until you get a runny consistency (you may need to add a splash of milk.)

2. Fill a glass halfway with ice. Add espresso. Add hard soda, leaving room at the top for the chocolate.

3. Add a spoonful of the chocolate mixture. Stir a little before drinking.

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Melt chocolate in the microwave. Mix in heavy cream until you get a runny consistency. (You may need to add a splash of milk.)

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Fill a glass halfway with ice. Add espresso. Add hard soda, leaving room at the top for the chocolate.

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Add a spoonful of the chocolate mixture. Stir a little before drinking.

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Chocolatey, fizzy, boozy espresso goodness!

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Ingredients:

(serves two)
鈥 1 bottle stout beer

鈥 1 ounce espresso

鈥 1 陆 ounces black coffee liqueur

鈥 coffee ice cream

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Instructions:
1. Divide the espresso and the black coffee liqueur between two glasses.

2. Scoop ice cream into the glasses.

3. Pour beer into the glasses until glasses are full.

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Divide the espresso and the black coffee liqueur between two glasses. Scoop ice cream into the glasses. Pour beer into the glasses until glasses are full. Enjoy!

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So float-astic!

BOOZEHOUND聽CARAMEL聽ESPRESSO MARTINI

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Ingredients:
(serves two)
鈥 1 陆 ounces espresso

鈥 shot of dark coffee liqueur

鈥 shot rum

鈥 caramel syrup

鈥 陆 shot simple syrup

鈥 ice

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Instructions:
1. Chill martini glasses in the refrigerator. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, espresso, coffee liqueur, rum and syrup. Shake well for a few seconds.

2. Dip glasses in caramel. Pour martini into glasses. Let caramel drip over the sides.

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Chill martini glasses in the refrigerator. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, espresso, coffee liqueur, rum and syrup.

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Sh-sh-sh-shake!

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Dip glasses in caramel. Pour martini into glasses. Let caramel drip over the sides.

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Mmm鈥 delightful!

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Don鈥檛 make me choose just one.

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May your days be brewt-iful.

Which boozy espresso did you like best? Share your photos with us on Instagram using the hashtag #iamcreative and tag @BritandCo. Need even more summer inspiration? Head to Pinterest STAT.

DIY Production + Styling: Irene Lee

Photography: Chris Andre

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