Vanilla Orange Cream Coffee Martini

If you love Kahlua drinks, this creamy vanilla orange coffee martini is a great cocktail for you to try. Perfect for happy hour, or a party. Rock sugar makes a beautiful sugared rim to accent this drink.

Two glasses of vanilla orange cream coffee martinis on a table

This drink has been a long time coming. All of the cocktail recipes I have created have been centered on fruit. Fresh fruity drinks are refreshing because I love fruit….but I wasn’t paying tribute to my sweet tooth. I love sweet creamy drinks too.

You will love how this mixed drink bursts with creamy coffee, orange and vanilla flavors. A little like a mudslide, but with an orange vanilla twist!

Top view of an Orange Vanilla Coffee Cream Martini in a glass with a rock sugar rim.


There are two stars of this drink. First Kahlua, which is my very favorite coffee liquor. (This is an unsolicited plug, I just love this product. I wasn’t compensated by Kahlua in any way.) The richness of the coffee flavor in this liquor is the base for this drink.

If you don’t want to buy Kahlua, it is very easy to make your own homemade coffee liquor.

Two glasses of Orange Coffee Vanilla Cream Martinis with a bottle of Kahlua in the background

Homemade Vanilla Cream

The second most important ingredient is this vanilla cream sauce recipe that I created for my alternate comfort food site, Grandma’s Recipes Made Gluten Free. This is the sauce you would want to slather onto bread pudding, cake or even ice cream. It adds a creaminess to this cocktail recipe that is so good. (And if you haven’t checked this site out, come on and drop by. I am using this site as a place to house my family recipes that I convert to gluten free, and for gluten free comfort foods.)

But I am digressing from my yummy happy hour cocktail.

Vanilla Orange Cream Coffee Martini pouring into a martini glass.

This orange vanilla coffee martini cocktail recipe is very easy to make at home.

Dip the martini glass rim in the vanilla cream.

Not only do I use the vanilla cream in this mixed drink recipe, I use it to help the sugar stick to the rim. The homemade vanilla sauce is sticky and perfect for this.

Sugaring the martini glass rim.

Next dip the sticky martini glass rim into rock sugar. I found this one in the sprinkle section of my grocery store. It is by a company called Wilton.

Add all of the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Allow to chill for 2 minutes. Strain into a martini glass. This cocktail is also delicious on the rocks if you want your drink to stay cold longer.

Two Martini glasses full of orange vanilla cream coffee

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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:

  1. A bartender shaker and strainer set. This helps make it so easy to chill cocktails.
  2. Cute martini glassware.
5 from 1 vote
Orange Vanilla Cream Coffee Martinis
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Delicious sweet orange vanilla cream coffee martini.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 436 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 3 ounces Kahlua
  • 1 ounce orange liquor
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla cream
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  1. In an ice filled shaker, add all ingredients. 

  2. Put the lid on and shake. Allow to sit on ice while you sugar the rim

  3. Put a little vanilla cream on one plate. Add sugar to a second small plate.

  4. Dip the edge of the martini glass in the vanilla cream. Coat all of the rim lightly.

  5. Dip the wet rim into the sugar. 

  6. Strain the cocktail into the martini glass.

Nutrition facts per serving (1drink)
436kcal | Fat: 5g | Saturated fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 107mg | Carbohydrates: 54g | Sugar: 58g | Protein: 3g | Vitamin A: 2.6% | Calcium: 9.2% | Iron: 1.8%

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  1. Erin @ The Speckled Palate says:

    What a brilliant and delicious drink! I never think to add coffee to cocktails, but this sounds INCREDIBLE!

  2. A creamy drink that satisfies my sweet tooth?! Now, you’e taking my language!!

  3. What a fun cocktail! I love the sugar on the rim. Such a fun touch!

  4. What a perfect start to the weekend — Cheers!

  5. [email protected] says:

    I am LOVING these flavors! My kind of cocktail!

  6. Well hello Friday! What a delicious sweet treat. Love that orange and coffee combo. Cheers!

  7. Anything with coffee flavor sounds perfect to me! I can’t wait to try this!!

  8. I would have never thought of the orange addition.

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