Shaft Cocktail Recipe


The Shaft cocktail is a legendary Canadian cocktail that is the best pre-game drink or mid-session pick-me-up. The Shaft cocktail  is a great drink for people who need a boost of energy during their day or night out. There is debate where this cocktail originated, some say a bar in Alberta, some say Victoria. But definitely from Canada.


  • 60 ml/ 2 oz. cold brew coffee
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Vodka
  • 30 ml/ 1 oz. Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
  • 15 ml/ ½ oz. Kahlùa coffee liqueur


  1. Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice.
  4. Serve with a straw.


So you make cold brew coffee: Infuse 100 g coarse ground coffee in 1 litre of water for 24 hours in a refrigerator. Filter and serve.


  1. Smirnoff vodka | USA* | UK* | Germany*
  2. Baileys Irish cream | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Kahlúa coffee liqueur | USA | UK* | Germany*
  4. Glasses | USA* | UK* | Germany*