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Barcelona Morning Espresso Cocktail


Sometimes you just need a bolt of energy, so I thought it would be a great idea to combine coffee and booze: an iconic duo. The Barcelona Morning is a cocktail recipe that is the perfect sipper and makes for a lovely brunch time libation. It’s a fun, energizing way for getting your morning started with your cup of coffee.

I always want to make sure these recipes are easy and convenient for you all to whip up at home. The Barcelona Morning is made up of basic ingredients that you’ll be able to find pretty much anywhere!

Since espresso naturally gives off a very bold flavor, I wanted to make sure I chose a spirit that would mix in well with its flavor notes. Brandy seemed like a no brainer, since it’s known to have a hint of sweet, fruity notes that would mellow out the slight bitterness you get from the espresso. Personally, I tend to lean toward dark liquor when I wanna make a coffee-based cocktail, so that was a huge influence when deciding on the right ingredients.

A bit of whipped cream never hurts, and adding a touch of sweetness to this recipe was crucial since there are so many strong flavors already in the mix. Plus, I just love the way a good topping of whipped cream looks!

I’m ready for a dose of the Barcelona Morning!


Step 1: Rim cocktail glass with brown sugar.


Step 2: Add all ingredients to a shaker, add ice, and shake until chilled.


Step 3: Top with whipped cream, and zested orange. ⁠


Final step: enjoy!

It’s really that simple, not to mention delicious! I’ve had my fair share of brunch cocktails whether it’s mimosas or espresso martinis, but this Barcelona Morning brings such a unique flavor to your taste buds, I’ve never tasted anything like it.

If you’re anything like me and enjoy a kick of booze in your morning cup of coffee, then it’s time to mix this cocktail recipe up!


Barcelona Morning Espresso Cocktail




  1. Step 1 – Add all ingredients to a shaker, add ice, and shake until chilled.
  2. Step 2 – Pour into a martini glass.
  3. Step 3 – Top with whipped cream, and zested orange. ⁠

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