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Tia maria

Top Tia Maria Drinks

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Tia Maria is a coffee liqueur that’s smoother and more refined that Kahlua! Here are the top Tia Maria drinks to try: the Revolver, White Russian and Espresso Martini.



For the Revolver

  • 2 ounces* bourbon whiskey
  • 1 ounce Tia Maria
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

For the White Russian

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce Tia Maria
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) heavy cream

For the Espresso Martini

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce Tia Maria
  • 1 ounce warm espresso or strong coffee


  1. For the Revolver: Combine the bourbon, Tia Maria and orange bitters in a mixing glass (or cocktail shaker) with a handful of ice. Stir until cold, then strain into cocktail glass. Express the orange peel onto the glass by squeezing it to release the oils. Or if desired, flame the orange peel (taking fire precautions as necessary!): Cut a piece of orange peel in a 2-inch circle. Hold the peel about 2 inches from the cocktail glass and warm it with a lit match. Then, quickly squeeze the peel to express the oils, causing it to flame briefly as the oil hits the glass.
  2. For the White Russian: Add the vodka and Kahlua to a low ball glass. Fill it with ice.
    Top with the cream. Stir until cold (or stir just a bit to get the swirl effect).
  3. For the Espresso Martini: Make the espresso or make very strong coffee. Add the vodka, Kahula and espresso to a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Shake vigorously until cold. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with coffee beans if desired.


*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegetarian