Island Coffee

Island Coffee is my kind of coffee cocktail. It’s made with rum, strong black coffee and fresh cream. This is the best way to way up in the morning!

Island Coffee Drink with bottle

I don’t know about where you all are today but here in Jersey – we’ve got ourselves a blizzard.

Like a real record breaking, foot (or feet) of snow dumping blizzard. I know everyone out here is saying that we are due for some bad weather and snow since our weather so far this season has been so mild. But I’ll take the almost 70 degrees it was on Christmas day instead of this.

The kids are happy as can be since this means days and days of fun sledding ahead for them. To me it means hours of snow blowing and shoveling…but once that’s all done I’m making myself some of this Island Coffee.

This Island Coffee gets flavored with just a little banana liquor to keep the island theme going. Not enough to make the drink to sweet, just enough to give you that hint of banana flavor. I’m not even sweetening the whipped cream at all for this drink, I want to taste the coffee and rum. Mostly the rum.

I do enjoy rum in lots of different cocktails when it’s hot OUT. Mostly with citrus like grapefruit or orange flavors…but we need to get the rum at the party when it’s cold out too…

How To Make Island Coffee

Just brew a cup of your favorite coffee, preferable regular coffee for this, not a flavored variety, and then add in the banana liquor and rum. Top it off with a few scoops of the fresh whipped cream and you’re good to go.

After a few of these Island Coffee cocktails you’ll be ready to tackle round two of shoveling all that snow! And then you’ll have an excuse to come back inside and have a few more.



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Island Coffee

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

This rum coffee cocktail is perfect for brunch!



  • 8 ounces fresh brewed coffee
  • 1 1/2 ounces Rum
  • 1/2 ounce banana liquor
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Coarse brown sugar for garnish


  1. Add the brown sugar to the hot coffee and stir.
  2. Once the sugar is dissolved, add the rum and the banana liquor and stir again.
  3. Beat the cream until soft peaks form and spoon it on top of the coffee.
  4. Garnish with the coarse brown sugar or more of the plain brown sugar if desired.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: coffee drinks, coffee cocktails, rum cocktails, brunch drinks, brunch recipes


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  1. lisa @ Wine & Glue

    Ummmm . . . . this looks amazing!! I totally need this! I have never thought of mixing rum with coffee, but this sounds perfect!

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