Coffee & Cigarettes Cocktail Recipe: A Unique Gin & Tonic Twist

Coffee & Cigarettes

Coffee & Cigarettes Cocktail Recipe: A Unique Gin & Tonic Twist
Calories: 195kcal
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
The Coffee & Cigarettes cocktail is a sophisticated twist on the classic Gin & Tonic, incorporating coffee liqueur to add depth and complexity. Created by Alan Berger of Denver’s Ultreia, this cocktail combines the bitterness of coffee with the sweet tang of tonic, making it perfect for sipping by the fireplace on a cold evening. Here’s how to make this unique and flavorful drink.


  • 1 1/2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Coffee Liqueur
  • 5 oz Tonic Water
  • Coffee Beans Garnish
  • Cocoa Nibs Cocoa Nibs


Combine the Ingredients:

  • In a wine glass filled with ice, add 1 1/2 oz of The Block Autumn gin. This gin, with its notes of cardamom and cinnamon, pairs beautifully with the coffee liqueur.
  • Add 1 oz of The Block coffee liqueur. The coffee liqueur adds a rich, bitter note that complements the herbal and spicy flavors of the gin.

Top with Tonic Water:

  • Top off the mixture with 5 oz of Q tonic water. The tonic water adds a sweet tang that balances the bitterness of the coffee and the botanicals of the gin.

Stir Gently:

  • Stir the mixture gently to combine all the ingredients. This ensures a balanced flavor profile throughout the drink.


  • Garnish with 4 coffee beans and 1/4 tsp of cocoa nibs. These garnishes add an aromatic touch and a subtle hint of chocolate that enhances the overall flavor of the cocktail.
  • The Coffee & Cigarettes cocktail is smoky, sweet, warm, and herbal all at once, making it a perfect drink for cold weather. Enjoy this unique twist on the Gin & Tonic and savor the complex flavors with every sip.


This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy experimenting with new flavors and want to elevate their gin and tonic experience. The addition of coffee liqueur and the specific choice of gin create a drink that’s both intriguing and comforting. Whether you’re looking to impress guests or simply enjoy a cozy evening by the fireplace, the Coffee & Cigarettes cocktail is an excellent choice.

Estimated Nutrition:

Calories: 195kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 13g (4%)Protein: 0.03gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gSodium: 32mg (1%)Potassium: 4mgSugar: 13g (14%)Calcium: 7mg (1%)Iron: 0.03mg
CourseBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
CuisineBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
KeywordBeverage, Cocktail, Drink

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