5 Fun and Fabulous Coffee Cocktail Recipes Just in Time for the Holidays

Time to begin preparing for Holiday Celebrations! Pop one of these coffee cocktail recipes into your holiday dinner plans for a fun, delicious way to enjoy and share your favorite beverage; coffee! If you need a break, take a little time to test drive these recipes and enjoy them on your own or with a small group of friends and family.


Cafe Amore Coffee Cocktail Recipe

Cafe Amore Cocktail Recipe


  • 1 ounce Cognac
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 8 ounces coffee (black; more or less to fill glass)
  • Garnish: whipped cream
  • Garnish: shaved almonds 


  • Pour the Cognac and amaretto into an Irish coffee glass.
  • Fill with hot coffee.
  • Top with whipped cream.
  • Garnish with shaved almonds.

Via: The Spruce Eats

Extra Dirty Chai Tea Latte

Extra Dirty Chai Tea Latte


  • 8 oz chai tea latte concentrate
  • 8 oz milk (any)
  • 1 1/2 oz Kahlua
  • 2 shots of espresso, brewed and ready to pour Coffee ice cubes


  • Prepare coffee ice cubes and brew espresso in advance of enjoying these drinks. In two glasses, add coffee ice cubes and into each glass, pour about 4 oz. chai tea latte concentrate, 4 oz. milk, and 0.75 oz Kahlua.
  • Stir to combine. Pour about one shot of espresso over top (or desired amount) and stir again. Enjoy!

Via: My Sequined Life

Gingerbread White Russian Coffee Cocktail

Gingerbread White Russian

Ingredients - Serves 2

  • 4 ounces whole milk
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces Kahlua
  • 3 teaspoons molasses
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • cinnamon for rimming glasses
  • sugar for rimming glasses
  • whipped cream for topping
  • molasses drizzle for topping


  • Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small shallow plate.
  • Wet rims of two glasses and dip the rim in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.
  • In an ice filled cocktail shaker, combine milk, vodka, Kahlua and shake.
  • Add the molasses and ginger, shake until cold.
  • Strain into ice filled/chilled glasses.
  • Top with whipped cream and molasses if desired.

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Salted Caramel Irish coffee

Salted Caramel Irish Coffee 

A sweet and salty twist on the original Irish Coffee recipe.


  • Caramel Irish Coffee
  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey
  • 1 ounce Irish cream
  • 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • 2 1/2 ounces coffee (or more to fill, freshly brewed)
  • Garnish: ​whipped cream
  • Garnish: caramel syrup
  • Sea Salt


  • Gather the ingredients.
  • Warm a mug or Irish coffee glass by filling it with hot water.
  • Allow this to sit for a few minutes, then dump out the water.
  • Pour all of the liquors into the warm mug, fill with coffee, and stir.
  • Top with whipped cream and a drizzle caramel syrup.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Flaming Spanish Coffee Recipe

This recipe is for the serious chef or for those who want to put on a show for their guests. There are quite a few steps involved here, but the end result is quite impressive. First timers we suggest keeping a fire extinguisher nearby.  


  • 1-2 ounces 151-proof rum
  • 1-2 ounces coffee-friendly spirits or liqueurs, such as Kahlua, Amaretto, Cointreau or Homemade Coffee Liqueur (You can mix and match for a more complex flavor.)
  • About 3 ounces brewed coffee
  • Enough lemon juice to rim the glass
  • Enough sugar, brown sugar, or spiced sugar to rim the glass
  • Several pinches ground cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Whipped cream or heavy cream (to taste) 


  •  A wine glass, Irish coffee mug or other piece of heat-resistant stemmed glassware
  • Two small bowls or plates suitable for rimming the glass
  • A long match or lighter
  • A fire extinguisher (just in case!)


  1. Rim a Wine Glass or Irish Coffee Mug With Sugar
    1. Using the sugar and the lemon juice (or a liqueur), rim your glassware.
    2. To rim the glass, you'll need two shallow bowls or small plates, each with a larger diameter than the rim of the glass.
    3. Put the lemon juice in one bowl (or on one plate) and the sugar in/on the other.
    4. Dip the rim of the glass into the lemon juice and then, while it is still wet, dip it into the sugar. 
  2. Preparation for Lighting Your Coffee Cocktail on Fire
    1. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby. We are not saying this just to be funny.
    2. Move any highly flammable objects away from the area in which you'll light the cocktail.
    3. Prepare your spices by either unscrewing the caps of their canisters (preferably with a perforated lid for dusting spices over the drink) or by placing them in a small bowl.
    4. Remove the screw tops from you liqueurs and place them nearby, but in a spot where they won't tip over while your drink is on fire.
    5. Move your brewed coffee to a spot near the glass.
    6. Turn down the lights in the room. (It will look more dramatic this way.)
    7. Pour 1-2oz of 151-proof rum into the glass.
    8. Roll up your sleeves and (if necessary) tie back your hair.
  3. Light Your Spanish Coffee Cocktail on Fire
    1. Tilt the glass at a ​45-degree angle. With a long match or lighter, light the rum on fire.
    2. Don't be startled if it lights on fire before the fire touches the rum—this is normal.
    3. Return the glass to its vertical position and place it on a flat surface. If you used a match to light the fire, blow the match out.
    4. With your hand flat and facing down toward the table, hold the stem of the glass firmly between your index and middle fingers.
    5. Moving your hand in a circular motion, swirl the flaming rum in the glass to caramelize the sugar. Be mindful to swirl gently so the flaming rum does not splash out of the glass.
    6. Once the sugar is mostly caramelized, sprinkle the ground nutmeg and cinnamon over the drink. (The spices will flavor the drink and add dramatic sparks to the preparation of your cocktail.)

  4. Put Out the Fire in Your Spanish Coffee Cocktail
    1. Quickly and carefully pour the desired liqueurs and/or liquors on top of the cocktail. (Do not pour from too high or the flaming rum may splash out of the glass.)
    2. Do not worry if the liquid is boiling at first. It will cool down as you add more ingredients.
    3. Once you have added the liqueurs/liquors and coffee, the glass should be 2/3 full or fuller.
  5. Garnish Your Spanish Coffee Cocktail
    1. Mix and Match from the following garnishes 
      1. Whipped cream or heavy cream
      2. Ground cinnamon and/or nutmeg
      3. Grated citrus zest
      4. Chocolate shavings or a drizzle of chocolate syrup
      5. A brandied cherry (or a maraschino cherry)
    2. Once you've topped your drink, it's ready to enjoy. Just be careful—it's probably still very hot!

Via: The Spruce Eats