Tis the season! If a favorite indulgence is coffee, then you will be excited to try out a cocktail with Tia Maria Dark Liqueur


Michael Hepworth


HOLLYWOOD (Spiritsman) 11/30/17/–Tis the season! The holidays are a time to wind down and indulge in your favorite treats. If a favorite indulgence is coffee, then you will be excited to try out a cocktail with Tia Maria Dark Liqueur (SRP: $23.99 for a 750mL or $29.99 1L),  a coffee liqueur made with natural Madagascar vanilla, the finest fresh Arabica coffee roasted to perfection and complemented with a touch of Jamaican rum.

We worked with NJ-based Mixologist, Jillian Maggio, to create tasty coffee-inspired cocktails for the holidays. “Overall, the unique sugars in Tia Maria made the liqueur easy to work with. I highly recommend it in a cocktail for any time of day, not just after dinner. Tia Maria is versatile which allows mixologists to create a variety of cocktails that are festive for any occasion, especially the holidays. In building these recipes, I wanted to showcase the different spices and coffee bean flavors in a festive way that could easily be duplicated at-home.”

Listed below are three specialty cocktails created by Jillian to kick off the holiday season of home entertaining. As you will see below, each recipe can be easily prepared for a small or large group. We recommend serving these drinks with your favorite holiday cookies.

Points of Distinction

  • Tia Maria is an exotic infusion of natural Madagascar vanilla and the finest fresh Arabica coffee roasted to perfection
  • Tia Maria is an ideal mixer in exotic cocktails, with rich copper and golden amber tones blended with an enticing caramel nose.
  • Tia Maria is coffee liqueur made with cane-based spirit, Arabica coffee, and a hint of vanilla.
  • Drink it alone or in cocktails to add a unique dimension and depth of flavor.

A Refined Blend Produces the Unique Taste of an Authentic Original

Tia Maria is a refined blend of high quality components.  Many factors contribute to the making of Tia Maria’s unique taste: ingredients are selected one by one and processed with the best production methods and technologies that have been developed over time in company laboratories.  Investment in research and development has continued, to develop and improve new methods of aromatic component extraction and blending, with the objective of preserving the authentic taste of the original recipe.

Reindeer Martini

  • 1 oz. Tia Maria
  • 1 oz. L’Heritier-Guyot Crème de Cassis
  • 1 oz. Milk (whole or 2%)

o   Combine all ingredients into a shaker over ice.

o   Shake and strain into a martini glass.

o   Garnish with a skewered fresh raspberry


Tia Maria Minty Hot Coco

  • 1 oz. Tia Maria
  • .5 oz. Crème de Menthe
  • 3.5 oz. Hot Chocolate

o   Combine Tia Maria and crème de menthe in a mug.

o   Then pour in the hot chocolate.

o   Top with whipped cream and garnish with a mint leaf and candy cane


Santa on the Beach

  • 1 oz. Tia Maria
  • 1 oz. Coconut Rum
  • 2 oz. Coconut Almond Milk
  • 2 oz. Cold Brew Coffee

o   Combine Tia Maria, Coconut Rum and Coconut Almond Milk into a highball glass over ice. Stir, then top with Cold Brew Coffee

o   Sprinkle in coconut flakes