Sometimes, we need a little extra caffeine in our lives.

Busy schedules can lead to a burnt-out lifestyle, and nobody wants that. And what better way to get a pick-me-up than with a syrup perfect for those coffee cocktails?

These two coffee-inspired cocktail syrups can be added to any of your favorite drinks, like an espresso or coffee martini. Get creative and add to a vanilla or chocolate cocktail for a decadent experience.

Making cocktail syrups at home is easier than you’d think. They are great to have on hand and don’t necessarily need to be used in just cocktails. Add a splash to your favorite mixers and sip on a delicious mocktail for days that you don’t want to reach for the home bar.

Next time you whip up an espresso martini or a vanilla cocktail, add a dash of one of these homemade coffee-inspired syrups.

Coffee Syrup

Coffee Syrup

Coffee Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 part White Sugar
  • 1 part Cold Brew (leftover brewed coffee will also work)

Preparation: In a medium pan, combine the sugar and cold brew. Bring a boil while stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Bring the heat down to a simmer for 3 minutes, stirring often. Transfer the mixture to a glass jar and let it cool to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator for up to a month. Add to your favorite cocktails for an extra coffee and caffeine boost.


Vanilla Syrup

Vanilla Syrup

Vanilla Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 Part Water
  • 1 Part Sugar (use equal parts white sugar and light brown sugar)
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

Preparation: Over medium-high heat, all the water, sugar, and vanilla bean into a saucepan. Bring to a boil while stirring until dissolved, then reduce the heat to a simmer. After five minutes, remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Transfer the syrup to a glass jar and let cool to room temperature. Store in the refrigerator and add it to your favorite coffee cocktails.