4 Easy-to-Make Cocktails You Can Do with Luaco


What is Luaco and what are some tasty drinks you can make with it?

  1. Luaco is the first civet coffee cream liqueur in the world
  2. White Russian
  3. Luaco old fashioned
  4. Bushwacker
  5. Civets in the mist


  Coffee and alcohol is a combination that most people are not familiar with because coffee and alcohol make for an unlikely pairing. But for both alcohol enthusiasts and experimenters alike, this is where the best combinations come from.

  If you haven’t heard of Luaco, then you are in luck because it is an exciting, relatively new coffee liqueur you should try. That being said, here are 4 easy to make Luaco cocktails that bring out the best of an unlikely pairing.


Luaco is the first civet coffee cream liqueur in the world


  Before you start making the recipes listed below, the reason why you should be excited about Luaco is that it is the first civet coffee cream liqueur in the world! Civet coffee itself is already one of the smoothest and tastiest types of coffee in the world, so just imagine the type of cocktails you’ll be able to make with a civet coffee liqueur.

  Luaco itself has been a product of many years of experimentation and countless attempts at finding an optimal coffee cream liqueur recipe. It has a remarkable taste with subtle tones of chocolate and caramel. You can enjoy this drink as an after-dinner digestif that is best served chilled or over ice.

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White Russian


  No coffee liqueur cocktail is complete without the White Russian getting a mention. It is rather simple in terms of components, only needing vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream. However, since Luaco is already a coffee and cream liqueur, you will only need two ingredients.


Here’s what you’ll need (1 serving):

  • 45 ml vodka
  • 45 ml Luaco



  1. Pour the ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  2. Stir well, serve, and enjoy!


  With only two ingredients and roughly two steps to make, this drink is not only delicious but it’s as simple as it gets. However, the best part about the White Russian is that it is considered a ‘base’ cocktail. Changing or adding more ingredients can turn it into a totally different drink. You can even try using different types of flavored vodka to explore and find the right kind of White Russian for you.

Here’s a list of other variations you should try after making a White Russian:

  • Orange Russian – instead of vodka, use gin and then add some orange liqueur or triple sec.
  • Colorado bulldog – add some cola to turn it into a root beer float type of cocktail.
  • Dirty white mother – switch the vodka for some light brandy for a sweet and darker colored cocktail.


Luaco old fashioned


  One of the oldest and most beloved cocktails ever, the old fashioned is a suitable drink for the incorporation of Luaco. Whiskey, simple syrup, and Angostura bitters are the three perennial ingredients, but you can try switching the whiskey with some rum if you are feeling adventurous. A touch of Luaco is the proverbial cherry on top.


Here’s what you’ll need (1 serving):

  • 60 ml whiskey or rum (depending on your choice)
  • 10 ml Luaco
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel for garnish



  1. Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass of your choice.
  2. Add some ice, then stir well to chill the drink.
  3. Strain the drink into a rocks glass with a single ice cube.
  4. Garnish with the orange peel, serve, and enjoy!


  Cocktail purists might despise you for tinkering with the old fashioned recipe, so think twice before serving this to your alcohol-loving friends or family members. If you’re going to go for whiskey, then your best bet would be bourbon. But if you’re feeling like drinking rum, then feel free to get your preferred brand.




  If you’re looking for a cocktail that you can enjoy in hotter climates, then a Luaco Bushwacker milkshake can be a good choice. It’s a fun, creamy, and undoubtedly sweet drink that can turn a hot summer day into a boozy and chill experience. Since it’s a milkshake, you’re going to need a blender and some ice.


Here’s what you’ll need (3 servings):

  • 30 ml Dark rum
  • 45 ml Luaco
  • 60 ml cream of coconut
  • 60 ml milk
  • 1 cup of ice



  1. Pour all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve in chilled hurricane glasses and enjoy!


  A couple of things must be noted here. First is that you don’t necessarily have to use dark rum for this recipe. Any type of rum from any brand should do the trick, so feel free to choose for the sake of preference. Aside from that, you can go for more than 3 servings if you use a smaller type of drinking glass like Collins. If you have any leftovers, store them in a sealed container in your freezer for safekeeping.


Civets in the mist


  As for the thematically appropriate cocktail in this list, the civets in the mist is a blended cocktail that has similarities with the previously mentioned Bushwacker. It is based on the gorillas in the mist cocktail that uses a combination of Kahlua and Bailey’s Irish cream. Since you are going to be replacing those things with Luaco, it would be more appropriate to call it ‘civets in the mist’. However, all the other ingredients are more or less the same.


Here’s what you’ll need (1 serving):

  • 25 ml Caribbean rum
  • 25 ml banana liqueur
  • 40 ml Luaco
  • ½ banana
  • 1 scoop (or 2) vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate flakes or syrup



  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until creamy.
  2. Pour into a hurricane glass and serve with whipped cream, chocolate flakes or syrup on top.
  3. Enjoy!


  The banana flavor should contrast well with the Luaco, while the ice cream gives it a sharp sweetness reminiscent of a dessert. If Caribbean rum is too hard to acquire, your personal preference should be followed.


Key Takeaway

  Luaco may not be as popular as its other coffee liqueur contemporaries, but don’t let that diminish its fantastic taste and versatility. Try some of the Luaco cocktail recipes above to see how well it mixes or make your own alcohol concoctions. Regardless of how you want to enjoy Luaco, your coffee and/or cream cravings will surely be satisfied.

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