There’s nothing like warming up on a chilly fall or winter night with a hot coffee cocktail to make you feel cozy. The rich flavors of coffee combine with spirits and spices to create hot coffee cocktails that are as festive as the cool-weather seasons of the year.
Whether you’re out for the evening, curling up by the hearth at home, or enjoying an apres-ski drink on a winter vacation, a hot coffee cocktail hits the spot.
Hot Coffee Cocktails
Hot White Russian
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.
Mexican Hot Coffee
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.
Hot Coffee Grog
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.
Kahlúa Midnight Coffee Cocktail
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.
Hot Nutty Irishman
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.
Coffee Nudge Cocktail
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.
Kentucky Bourbon Coffee
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.
Cafe Royal Cocktail
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.
Brunch, a blustery afternoon, or a cold night are the perfect times to warm up with a rich, decadent hot coffee cocktail.
Easy to mix for one or a crowd, these warm cocktails can be caffeinated or not.
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11 Hot Coffee Cocktails to Warm You Up This Winter
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