Monday 26 September 2011


I don't like the taste of coffee so I've never actually tried Tia Maria but I have to say, I'm very tempted to give it a go now, if they've concocted a cocktail that tastes like chocolate orange ! Let me know what you think if you give any of them a go.


Tia Maria is the perfect drink for any cocktail occasion, whether heading off for an afternoon in the pub, eating at the finest restaurant or hitting a nightclub. Made to the original Caribbean recipe, this rich dark liqueur can be mixed with a whole host of flavours from ginger beer right through to chilli and even sambuca.

Tia Maria’s distinctive aroma of freshly grounded coffee with delicate hints of chocolate and exotic vanilla mean it’s the perfect ingredient to pack cocktails full of flavour. The alcohol brand has recently been showcasing the following sumptuous cocktails to highlight the mixibility of Tia Maria and the occasions where one might drink it.

Tia Maria is available from all major UK supermarkets at an approximate cost of £15.83

Cocktail Bar Suggestions

Maria L’Orange

This fresh and fruity cocktail is perfect to enjoy with friends on a night out. Fusing Tia Maria, triple sec, orange and lemon juice and passion fruit it tastes just like a chocolate orange.

¾ parts Tia Maria
¾ parts triple sec
1 bar spoon passion fruit syrup
½ parts lemon juice
1 ½ parts fresh orange juice

Combine all the ingredients together with crushed ice in a boston and shake.
Pour into a martini glass
Garnish with a lemon twist

Keep the Faith

This luxurious cocktail was designed exclusively for Tia Maria by Paloma Faith to reflect her fiery yet playful nature. Made with Tia Maria, rich chocolate liqueur and a whole chilli this winter warmer certainly packs a punch.

¾ parts Tia Maria
1 part dark chocolate liqueur
¾ parts sugar syrup
5 – 6 slices of whole red chilli

Add all the ingredients into a shaker with lots of ice.
Shake well & strain into a martini glass.
Make a cut on the side of the whole red chilli, place on the rim of the glass.
Extra chilli can be added for more spice!

At the Pub Suggestion
Jamaican Swizzle

This twist on a dark and stormy mixes Tia Maria, dark rum and ginger beer for a refreshing long drink that tastes just like Pimms. The perfect drink to enjoy in a beer garden.

1 part Tia Maria
1 part dark rum
2 parts ginger ale/ginger beer
¾ parts lemon juice
1 dash Angostura

Shake the Tia Maria, dark rum, lemon juice and Angostura with ice then top up with ginger ale.

Clubbing Suggestion


A classic twist on a Mojito, this cocktail adds Tia Maria for a little extra kick. A refreshing drink to enjoy whilst dancing the night away with friends
1½ oz Tia Maria

1½ oz white rum
½ oz lemon juice
3 oz soda

Muddle mint leaves, lemon juice and powdered sugar in a highball glass, then add crushed ice and pour in blended Tia Maria and rum.

Top up with soda.
Dinner Date

Dark Desire

This creamy cocktail is the perfect indulgence to enjoy with good food and good company. Made with Tia Maria, scotch whisky, ice cream and and a little sprinkling of chocolate on top for a little treat.
1½ oz Tia Maria
½ oz scotch whisky
1 spoon ice cream (vanilla)
1½ oz half & half

Combine all ingredients together in a blender.
Blend until smooth. Pour into a hurricane glass.
Top up with whipped cream and sprinkle over some chocolate.

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  1. I don't like coffee but love Tia Maria these look great to try :)

  2. Love Tia Maria! Thanks for all these cocktail recipes.


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