Tia Maria gets a new look

Tia Maria has always done fantastic ads for its brand. From the Iman one, which was as 80s as they come, to my favourite one above entitled Lure and released in 1999. Since I self-describe as a witch and have done so since 1997, it appealed to my young foolish notions of what it means to be a witch. Regrettably I’m now a wizened old crone and know that magick rarely works like that. Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, the ‘Princesss of Darkness’ was definitely a brilliant advertising concept – dark and sexy in equal measure, just like the drink.

I always forget how much I like Tia Maria since I get regularly seduced by various tequilas, gins, rums and vodkas, but I love being reminded of my high regard. Now the iconic drink has new packaging, which meant I was sent a bottle and got to rediscover my favourite cocktails with this Caribbean coffee liqueur.

Below are three of the best, as sent by the chaps at Tia Maria and tried out by yours truly. Try them out this weekend – the espresso martini is particularly good for an after-dinner drink if you’re not one for hot beverages.

tia_espresso-martini3TIA ESPRESSO MARTINI

  • 30 ml TIA MARIA
  • 30 ml Espresso
  • 30 ml Vodka
  • 15 ml Sugar Syrup
  • Coffee Beans

Combine all ingredients together with cubed ice in a boston and shake. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with coffee beans.


  • 45 ml TIA MARIA
  • 45 ml ESPRESSO
  • 45 ml MILK

Combine all the parts in your frappuccino type cup full of Ice. Stir it and enjoy.


  • 4 mint leaves
  • Double shot of Espresso
  • 50 ml TIA MARIA
  • 5 ml Sugar Syrup
  • 50ml Sparkling Water

Combine all the parts with ice. Stir it and enjoy.

2 Comments on "Tia Maria gets a new look"

  1. Mmmmh – I think I might just have to have a treat this weekend and try out one of these recipes!

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