08/17/2012 10:41 am ET Updated Oct 17, 2012

Coffee For Adults: 5 Top Caffeinated Cocktails

Under ordinary circumstances, your morning cup of joe and your after-work tipple generally don't meet. But sometimes the spirit just grabs you, and you end up making exceptions.

A coffee cocktail is where these two storied beverages intersect, and this is definitely a case of the sum being greater than either of its parts. (That's not to mention the caffeine buzz.) In fact, these concoctions are the only type of "energy drink" we recommend.

So, here are five of our favorite caffeinated cocktails. Check them out and then get to mixing. Cheers!

Coffee for Adults: 5 Top Caffeinated Cocktails