9 Ways to Spike Your Coffee

Is there anything more satisfying than a cup of coffee? Yes … a cup of coffee with a little bit of booze. These spiked coffee pairings are perfect for your tailgate party, after-dinner nightcap, or afternoon brunch. For serving, add one shot of liquor to every six ounces of brewed coffee.

1. Coffee With Irish Whiskey

This crowd-pleaser can be customized by using your favorite coffee blend and preferred sweetener. For a classic touch, serve in Irish-coffee mugs, and top them with fresh whipped cream.

2. Hazelnut Coffee With Frangelico and Chocolate Liqueur

Think Nutella, but in a drink form with a touch of a boozy kick, and you’ve got this magical combination. It’s a hazelnut on hazelnut on chocolate dream come true.

3. Chicory Coffee With Bourbon

Get your spiked coffee on New Orleans style. For a take on a café au lait, bitter chicory coffee pairs deliciously with sweet Southern bourbon and warmed milk. Add cream instead of milk for more richness.

4. Colombian Coffee With Patrón XO Café and Tia Maria

Colombian dark-roast coffee is the perfect match for premium, coffee-flavored tequila and coffee liqueur in this cozy party in a cup!

5. French Roast Coffee With Grand Marnier

The Parisian-inspired flavors in Grand Marnier orange liqueur is an elegant complement to rich and nutty French Roast coffee. Go for extra indulgence and top it off with a dollop of whipped cream.

6. Espresso With Sambuca 

Called caffè corretto in Italy, which literally means “corrected coffee,” this is traditionally served as a hangover cure. Deep, dark espresso and the anise-flavored liqueur will certainly get you going again. If you’re not an anise fan, swap grappa—a grape-based brandy—for the Sambuca.

7. Caramel Latte With Spiced Rum

A sweet and lightly spiced combo, this drink tastes like glazed rum cake in a mug. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top and serve it with my Mini Apple-Cinnamon Pies.

8. Café Mocha With Bailey’s Irish Cream 

Level out the intense sweetness of café mocha by adding cool, creamy Bailey’s to your cup. If you’re feeling adventurous, toss the ingredients into a blender and add ice for an instant spiked-coffee smoothie.

9. Vanilla Latte With Vodka and Kahlua

This riff on the classic White Russian cocktail just might be better than the original. Serve it on the rocks to satisfy a serious iced-coffee craving.


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