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Booze Makes Everything Better With These Spiked Coffee Recipes

Coffee lovers are always looking for new ways to get the best brew. For some, this means adding a little salt to the grounds or crafting the perfect latte. Adding alcohol to your coffee is another time-honored, and delicious choice. 

Here are our recommendations for the best-spiked coffee drinks you should try.

Irish Coffee with Brown Sugar 

How could we mention spiked coffee without talking about Irish coffee? This classic recipe was first crafted over 75 years ago and has remained a famous cocktail ever since. For this Irish coffee recipe, you’ll need: 

  • 4 oz. brewed hot coffee 
  • 1 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream 
  • 1 cup of water 
  • 1 cup brown sugar 

Boil the water and brown sugar on medium-high heat in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves and set aside for later. Mix the heavy whipping cream and slowly stir in ¼ of the brown sugar syrup. Combine the whiskey and coffee in a mug, sweeten with brown sugar syrup, and top whipped cream. 

Pro-tip: instead of brewed hot coffee, make this with cold-brew to get you through those dog days of summer. 

Espresso Martini 

An espresso martini is a perfect after-dinner drink (or morning refresher, we won’t judge). Whether you serve this in a martini glass or your favorite coffee mug, this is sure to please. For this drink, you’ll need:

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz. coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 1 oz. brewed espresso

Optional: roasted coffee beans to top it off

Add vodka, syrup, liquor, and espresso in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, strain, and pour into a martini glass or coffee mug. 

Spiked Dalgona Coffee 

Dalgona coffee is the latest coffee-craze sweeping across social media. It’s a mystery what makes this coffee so doggone popular. However, you can take it up a notch with this recipe: 

  • 1 tbsp instant coffee granules 
  • 1 tbsp sugar 
  • ½ tbsp hot water 
  • 2 tbsps of Cognac
  • 4 oz. milk of your choice 

Pour milk into a glass with ice. Put coffee granules, sugar, Cognac, and water into a bowl with high edges. 

Stir with a hand mixer until frothy and fluffy. Quickly transfer the coffee mixture to the glass and stir gently. 


A light and sweet aperitif for any night of the week. A Siciliano is a blend of bold flavors enhanced by great cold-brew coffee. You’ll need: 

  • 2 oz. sweet vermouth 
  • 1 ½ oz. Averna amaro 
  • 1 ½ oz. strong cold-brew 
  • 1 oz. simple syrup 
  • Club soda 

Add the vermouth, amaro, cold-brew, and syrup to a cocktail shaker and mix. Strain and pour over a glass of ice. 

Spiked Mexican Coffee Cocktail 

Sometimes you need a simple, yet delicious drink. Look no further than this spiked Mexican coffee cocktail. For this after-dinner delight, you’ll need: 

  • 1 oz. coffee-flavored liquor (such as Kahula) 
  • ½ oz. tequila 
  • 5 oz. hot brewed coffee 

Optional: whipped cream and cinnamon to top it off

Combine the tequila and liquor in a mug and then pour hot coffee in. Add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle of cinnamon for extra sweetness. 

Spiked Coffee: The Anytime Drink 

We hope you enjoyed this collection of spiked coffee recipes. If you require coffee beans to try these drinks, check out our inventory. With every online purchase, we are able to support small animal rescues throughout the nation.

You can relax with your drink and feel good knowing you’re helping furry friends in need.