If you enjoy coffee but sometimes want something a little more indulgent, hot coffee cocktails could be just the thing. These warm winter drinks combine coffee with spirits like whiskey, rum or liqueurs for an adult twist on your morning brew. The coffee provides a cozy base note while the alcohol adds a bit of buzz.
Whether you want to relax by the fire after work or warm up with friends on a chilly night, hot coffee cocktails are a delicious way to embrace the colder months. Using high-quality coffee and spirits ensures the drinks taste as good as they warm you up. The coffee masks the alcohol well, so these drinks are easy and satisfying to sip throughout the evening.
All the creamy deliciousness of the classic White Russian cocktail is warmed up in this hot coffee cocktail with Kahlua and vodka. Since this recipe serves four, it’s the perfect ending for a winter dinner party, or whip these up at home after enjoying a holiday concert with friends.
Celebrate a chilly St. Patrick’s Day—or any fall or winter evening—with traditional Irish Coffee. Add hot coffee to your favorite Irish whiskey. A touch of brown sugar and whipped cream make for a classic hot coffee cocktail that can be easily multiplied for friends and family.
Cinnamon and chocolate combine in this potent and palatable hot coffee cocktail from South of the Border. Hot coffee, Kahlua, tequila, and a touch of chocolate and cinnamon are a perfect ending to a Mexican-themed dinner party on a wintry night or serve these for a night of caroling around the Christmas tree.
Rich and spicy, this Hot Coffee Grog has a delicious scent that will make you and your guests feel cozy. Rum and baking spices warm up honey and hot coffee. Don’t let the ingredient list fool you—this hot coffee cocktail is easy to stir up for one or more.
A hot coffee cocktail as easy to make as it is delicious, the Kahlua Midnight Coffee Cocktail involves adding Kahlua Midnight (or regular Kahlua), Irish cream liqueur, and Irish whiskey to a mug and then filling it up with hot coffee. Serve this potent potable at a holiday brunch or on Christmas Eve.
This hot coffee cocktail gets a luscious orange lift from Triple Sec and a burst of sweetness and potency from 151-proof rum and Kahlua or Tia Maria coffee liqueur. Whipped cream and nutmeg garnish this hot coffee cocktail. Use decaf if this cocktail will keep you up at night.
A simple but indulgent hot coffee cocktail, the Hot Nutty Irishman combines Irish cream liqueur, Frangelico, and Kahlua or your favorite coffee liqueur with hot coffee for a rich, warm beverage on a cold night. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings to impress your holiday party guests.
Crème de Cacao, Kahlua, and Brandy, plus hot coffee and whipped cream, will warm you up on a cold, rainy night. The Coffee Nudge Cocktail is perfect for sipping fireside while enjoying good company. This hot coffee cocktail is easy to mix for one or a crowd if you’re having a party.
Serve up a Southern twist on a classic Irish Coffee with Kentucky Bourbon Coffee. Mix Kentucky Bourbon, coffee liqueur, and brown sugar sweeten hot coffee. Top with whipped cream for a hot coffee cocktail that’s perfect for a chilly tailgate party in the fall or as a warm, comforting nightcap.
The simplest hot coffee cocktail may be the Café Royal Cocktail. Add your favorite coffee liqueur to a mug, then follow with hot coffee. Top with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder for a warm cocktail that will make your friends think you’re a skilled bartender.
For an Italian-inspired hot coffee cocktail, stir up a Café Amaretto. Almond Amaretto Disaronno and brandy are topped with hot coffee and garnished with whipped cream. Serve this hot coffee treat for a dessert drink after serving lasagna at a winter dinner party. It’s easy to mix multiples of this rich cocktail.
11 Hot Coffee Cocktail Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Nothing warms you up like a hot coffee, and adding spirits will only add to the warm fuzzy feelings! Try our favorite hot coffee cocktails.