Delicious Rum Velvet Coffee Recipe to Try Today!

Welcome coffee lovers, today I am excited to share with you a recipe that will take your coffee game to the next level. The warm and indulgent flavors in this Rum Velvet Coffee recipe will have you feeling like you are sipping on an elegant coffee cocktail in a fancy bar.

Whether you are a fan of spiced rum, dark Creme de Cacao or just love trying out new coffee recipes, this is the perfect drink for you. In just a few simple steps, you can create a concoction that is not only tasty but also looks impressive.

This recipe features amaretto liqueur, rum, and whipping cream that blends seamlessly with the smooth and rich taste of coffee flavors. It is perfect for impressing your friends and family during special occasions or even as an afternoon pick-me-up.

So get ready to delight your taste buds and impress your guests with this deliciously indulgent Rum Velvet Coffee recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Rum Velvet Coffee
Rum Velvet Coffee

Are you tired of the same old boring coffee routine? Look no further, because this Rum Velvet Coffee recipe is here to upgrade your coffee game!

First of all, who doesn’t love a good cocktail coffee? This elegant coffee cocktail features amaretto liqueur and dark Creme de Cacao, both of which add a rich, velvety sweetness to the drink. It’s perfect for those days when you need a little pick-me-up but don’t want something too strong.

But what really sets this recipe apart is the addition of dark rum. The spiced notes of the rum perfectly complement the cocoa powder and coffee mixture, creating a unique and delicious flavor that will keep you coming back for more. And with only 1-2 ounces of rum required, you can enjoy the flavors without feeling overwhelmed or buzzed.

Speaking of flavors, this Rum Velvet Coffee recipe also offers variations and substitutions for those looking to switch things up. Swap out the dark rum for coconut rum or Irish cream for a tropical or Irish-inspired twist. Or try adding in some oat milk or your preferred coffee creamer instead of whipping cream for a dairy-free option.

Whether served hot or cold, this coffee drink is versatile and sure to please any palate. Plus, it’s easy to make with only a handful of ingredients (most of which you probably already have on hand!). So impress your guests (or treat yourself) with this velvet elegant coffee cocktail that is sure to become a favorite in no time!

Ingredient List

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Dark rum and dark Creme de Cacao are the primary spirits in this elegant coffee cocktail. You should have at least 1 1/2 oz of dark rum, and 1 1/2 oz of dark Creme de Cacao for each serving of Rum Velvet Coffee. For the coffee mixture, you will need 1 tablespoon of instant coffee dissolved in 1 ounce of warm water. You can use any instant coffee brand that you prefer, but if you want to get the finest quality, use Coffee Rum that features a combination of roasted coffee beans spirit-infused with dark rum. For added flavor, use 15 ml (or 1 tablespoon) of coffee liqueur such as Kahlúa and Tía Maria. If you like your coffee to have a little kick, sub the regular rum with spiced rum or try adding in some coconut rum. Continuously stir before adding it to the glass full of ice so that everything mixes well evenly.

The Recipe How-To

Now that we have covered why you will love this Rum Velvet Coffee Recipe, it’s time to get into the fun stuff! The recipe itself. In this section, I will walk you through the how-to of creating the perfect Rum Velvet Coffee.


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 1 1/2 oz dark Crème de Cacao
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur (such as Kahlúa)
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • **1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Orange zest and coffee beans, for garnish

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. Combine the warm water, instant coffee, cocoa powder, and 1/2 oz of both the dark rum and Crème de Cacao in a glass. Stir well to combine.

  2. In a separate glass or cocktail shaker, combine the remaining 1 oz of dark rum, 1 oz of coffee liqueur, and 1 oz of heavy cream. Shake well until combined.

  3. Mix everything in one glass and stir gently.

  4. Finally add a bit of orange zest on top and garnish with some coffee beans.

Enjoy your delicious Rum Velvet Coffee!

Substitutions and Variations:

If you don’t want to use instant coffee, you can brew a cup of strong black coffee instead or use cold brew for an iced version of this recipe. Additionally, if you prefer your cocktails on the sweeter side, consider adding a tablespoon or two of coconut milk or a flavored coffee creamer such as chocolate caramel or Irish cream.

Tips for Perfect Results:

Make sure to use good quality ingredients and follow the recipe closely in order to get the perfect balance between sweetness and flavor! Additionally, if you want to get a spiced kick to your coffee, consider adding some cinnamon or nutmeg to the mix.


Q: Can I use a different type of rum or liqueur?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment and find the combination that works best for you. For example, using a spiced rum could add more depth and complexity to this recipe.

Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
A: Yes, but we recommend mixing the hot coffee and warm water mixture just before serving otherwise it may become stale or lose its flavor.


Now that you know how to make the perfect Rum Velvet Coffee recipe, it’s time to gather your ingredients and get started. With this recipe in hand, you will be able to enjoy an elegant and delicious coffee cocktail anytime!

Substitutions and Variations

 This creamy and decadent Rum Velvet Coffee is a winter delight!
This creamy and decadent Rum Velvet Coffee is a winter delight!

Looking for a way to give your Rum Velvet Coffee a unique twist? There are plenty of ways to personalize this drink recipe to suit your taste preferences. Here are a few suggestions:

– Coconut Rum Velvet Coffee: Swap out the dark rum for coconut rum and use coconut milk as your creamer for a tropical take on the classic.

– Irish Coffee Velvet: Add a splash of Irish cream to give your coffee cocktail a rich, creamy finish.

– Chocolate Caramel Velvet: Add some chocolate syrup and caramel sauce to your coffee mixture for an indulgent treat that’s perfect for dessert.

– Oat Milk Velvet Latte: If you prefer a dairy-free option, try using oat milk in place of cream or regular milk.

In addition to these substitutions, there are also various ways you can play with the amount of liquor in your recipe. If you want to keep things light, stick to one ounce of dark rum or swap it out with a different spirit-infused liqueur. For those looking for a stronger kick, feel free to add an extra pour or two!

Remember that experimentation is key when it comes to crafting the perfect coffee cocktail. Don’t be afraid to get creative and make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

 The warm and rich flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg create a perfect harmony in this coffee.
The warm and rich flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg create a perfect harmony in this coffee.

Rum Velvet Coffee is an elegant coffee cocktail that is perfect for any special occasion. This rich and decadent coffee recipe pairs perfectly with a number of different foods, as well as other drinks.

When it comes to food, this coffee cocktail is best served with sweet desserts, such as rum cake, hot chocolate or even red velvet latte. The sweet flavors in the food complement the richness of the rum and the dark Creme de Cacao in the drink.

When pairing this coffee cocktail with other drinks considered a good match, it can be paired with Irish coffee or Irish cream during colder months. Whereas for summer, you can consider pairing your Rum Velvet Coffee with coconut milk blended in ice or cold brew coffee.

This spiced rum based cocktail also goes well with red wine cheese pairing. Brie cheese, blue cheese and even aged cheddar are usually recommended when it comes to wine pairings, and they are great options for this velvet elegant coffee too.

The Rum Velvet Coffee recipe can also be served on its own as an after-dinner drink to impress your guests with a heart-warming spirit-infused beverage. Make it more irresistible by adding a dollop of whipped cream on top, sprinkle some cocoa powder or orange zest on top to give it a unique twist.

Serving suggestion: After preparing the coffee mixture, pour it into a glass stir and garnish it with whipped cream and grated chocolate. You can try serving this delicious lounge drink either warm or iced – whatever your preference!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A splash of rum adds a sweet and boozy kick to our classic coffee recipe.
A splash of rum adds a sweet and boozy kick to our classic coffee recipe.

The Rum Velvet Coffee recipe is an ideal make-ahead cocktail coffee that you can prepare in advance for any occasion. The recipe’s components can be prepared separately and stored until needed, then combined before serving.

To make the dark velvet elegant coffee mixture ahead of time, combine the 1 tablespoon of instant coffee, 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, and 1/2 cup of warm water in an airtight container. Then refrigerate until you’re ready to use it.

The spirit-infused component of the recipe involves preparing a 15 ml (1/2 oz) amaretto liqueur, 1/2 oz of coffee liqueur, and 1 oz of dark rum in a separate container. Mix these ingredients together and set them aside until necessary.

When you’re ready to serve the cocktail, mix the coffee spiced rum with the warm whiskey cream mixture over hot coffee or cold brew coffee. The spiced rum component consists of dark rum (1 1/2 oz), dark Creme de Cacao (1/2 oz), and Coffee Rum (1 oz).

For best results, we recommend serving Rum Velvet Coffee immediately after preparation. However, if you need to store the mixture for later use, store them separately in airtight containers or mason jars for up to two days in the refrigerator.

Reheating the mixture is effortless. Reheat each element individually before combining them to ensure consistency. Once all ingredients are heated through, mix them together in your desired proportions and serve immediately.

With these tips and tricks, you can easily make this luxurious drink on-demand or prepare it ahead for a party or gathering.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Can't choose between a dessert and a coffee? Whip up a Rum Velvet Coffee and enjoy both!
Can’t choose between a dessert and a coffee? Whip up a Rum Velvet Coffee and enjoy both!

As a barista, I know that sometimes the smallest details can make the biggest difference in a coffee recipe. So, when it comes to creating a perfect Rum Velvet Coffee, there are a few tips and tricks that I would like to share with you.

1. Choosing the Right Coffee Beans

For the best results, I highly recommend using high-quality coffee beans. If possible, opt for freshly roasted beans and grind them just before brewing.

2. Use Dark Rum

Dark rum is the star of this recipe, and you wouldn’t want to compromise its flavor by using any other type of rum. Make sure you have dark rum on hand while making this cocktail recipe.

3. The Right Amount of Whipping Cream

When whipping cream for garnishing your Rum Velvet Coffee, be careful not to over-whip it. Over-whipped cream will lose its silky texture and might end up looking lumpy.

4. Don’t Rush the Process

While preparing this elegant coffee cocktail, take your time and follow each step patiently. Letting each layer settle down before adding another layer ensures a perfect-looking cocktail.

5. Experiment with Variations

Though this recipe is perfect on its own, don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations of this coffee mixture. You can add or remove some ingredients to tailor it according to your personal taste preferences.

6. Bring Everything Together at the Right Temperature

Serve your Rum Velvet Coffee warm but not hot; if the drink gets too hot, all the flavors might evaporate quicker off your cocktail.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can create a delicious and elegant coffee cocktail every time with ease.


As a barista, I have received many queries and concerns from our customers regarding coffee recipes. Therefore, to offer the necessary support to users who would like to create a stimulating coffee cocktail, I provided a FAQ section of commonly asked questions about Rum Velvet Coffee Recipe. Read along for solutions to some typical Rum Velvet Coffee Recipe-related questions.

Can you mix coffee and rum?

If you’re in the mood for a buzz with a twist, try out this unique Coffee Rum Cocktail. Start by choosing your preferred cup and adding 1 ounce of rum and half an ounce of amaretto. Top it all off with a steamy 8 ounces of black coffee to create the perfect cocktail to perk you up.

What is coffee with rum called?

One of the earliest coffee rums, Kōloa Coffee Rum, is highly concentrated and filled with a rich coffee taste. It has a 34% alcohol by volume and combines the flavors of Arabica and Robusta coffee beans with sweet molasses and dark chocolate notes. This coffee rum is an ideal match for any espresso-based brew, such as a cappuccino.

Can I add rum hot coffee?

To create a flavorful coffee cocktail, begin by dissolving sugar in coffee in a heatproof glass. Add in two types of rum, stirring to combine. For a pop of warmth, incorporate some cinnamon and a strip of orange zest. Finish off with dollops of whipped cream as well as grated Mexican chocolate and orange zest to add richness and depth.

What’s in a Calypso coffee?

Let me introduce you to a delicious coffee cocktail that will make your taste buds sing with joy. This recipe calls for 150 milliliters of strong black coffee, 25 milliliters each of coffee liqueur and dark rum, and a teaspoon of golden caster sugar. Mix them in a shaker with some ice, strain into a glass, and top it off with 25 milliliters of creamy double cream. If you’re feeling fancy, garnish it with a single coffee bean. Trust me, this beverage is something you won’t want to miss out on.

Bottom Line

I hope you enjoyed discovering the art of making a perfect Rum Velvet Coffee. With my step-by-step instructions, ingredient list, and tips for perfect results, you can now make this elegant coffee cocktail in the comfort of your own home.

Whether you’re cozying up on a chilly day or serving guests at a dinner party, this Rum Velvet Coffee is guaranteed to impress. It features amaretto liqueur, dark creme de cacao and spiced rum that come together to create a rich and delicious flavor. The whipped cream topping and grated chocolate shavings add an element of luxury to this already delightful drink.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with the recipe by substituting ingredients or trying new variations. You can try it with cold brew coffee for iced coffee enthusiasts or adding Irish cream for an Irish coffee rendition.

With its warming sensation and playful kick, the Rum Velvet Coffee is loaded with spirits that will energize your soul and brew your energy levels sky-high. This cocktail recipe has been widely loved on Pinterest with its luxuriant twist making it a favorite among customers.

Overall, the art of making a perfect Rum Velvet Coffee requires a little practice, but it’s definitely worth the effort. The playfulness of spirit-infused coffee is all about finding the balance between flavors that complement each other to give an elevated taste. Once you’ve mastered this recipe and tasted its velvety elegance, it’s sure to become a staple in your coffee selection. So put on some good jazz music and get brewing!

Rum Velvet Coffee

Rum Velvet Coffee Recipe

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Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Caribbean
Calories 172.2 kcal


  • 1 ounce dark Creme de Cacao
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee dissolved in 8-10 oz warm water (sweeten if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon grated semisweet chocolate


  • Pour crème de cacao, coffee mixture and rum into a cocktail glass and stir to mix.
  • Slowly pour whipping cream over back of a teaspoon into glass so it floats on top.
  • Sprinkle with grated chocolate to serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 79gCalories: 172.2kcalCarbohydrates: 1.3gProtein: 0.8gFat: 11.4gSaturated Fat: 7.1gCholesterol: 38.8mgSodium: 11.9mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1g
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