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Already know how to open a coffee shop or maybe you run a bar or a restaurant? Whatever the case may be, if you are a part of the hospitality industry, you need to make decisions for a beverage menu. Then, knowing what specialty coffee is, how to make the best coffee cocktails, and what are spiked coffee drinks is a must. 

Coffee is a must-have for all menus, but if you want to stand out from the crowd, you should go a step further. Introducing not only cappuccino with plant-based milk to your menu but also unique drinks spiked with different types of alcohol, will be a pleasant surprise for your customers. 

Coffee cocktails and spiked coffee drinks are great additions to seasonal menus. You can create holiday drinks with coffee or make cold versions to add them to your summer cocktail offers. But if you don’t know which recipes to try and experiment with, this article will help you. We, from BinWise, have gathered a list of the best spiked coffee drinks to try. Let’s dive into it!

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7 Spiked Coffee Drink Recipes to Enjoy

We all know about Irish Coffee and Espresso Martini. However, these are not the only two spiked coffee drinks you can make. There are countless recipes and variations you can try, but a few of them have proven to be a crowd favorite. Below, you will find seven delicious spiked coffee drinks, which you can add to your menu next time you are changing things up!

Key Takeaway: Spiked coffee drinks are a perfect way to add diversity to your beverage menu. They will appeal to a large group of people and if you offer the right food and desserts alongside them, they will be coming back for more. 

1. Hot Boozy Coffee

A great way to not worry about alcohol expiration is to use up open bottles as soon as possible. In case you have some brandy that you want to use in cocktails, try the Hot Boozy Coffee. It’s a delicious, sweet drink with a slight citrusy feel. To make it, you are going to need to following cocktail ingredients:

  • 0.5 oz of brandy
  • 0.5 oz of Grand Marnier
  • 0.5 oz of Kahlua
  • 4-5 oz of hot coffee
  • 1 orange peel
  • Whipped cream
  • 0.5 tsp of sugar

To make Hot Boozy Coffee, you need to whip the cream and add sugar. Then, burn slightly the orange peel with a lighter to release the flavor. Pour the brandy and the other liqueurs together and add the freshly brewed coffee. Steer everything with the orange peel and finish up with the whipped cream.

2. El Cafecito

Lovers of dark rum and chocolate flavors will love El Cafecito! This drink is not that common but it’s absolutely delicious. If you want to make it, you are going to need: 

  • 1.5 oz of dark rum
  • 0.5 oz of coffee liqueur
  • 0.5 oz of simple syrup
  • 2 dashes of chocolate bitters

To make this spiked coffee drink, all you have to do is add everything into a cocktail shaker and shake well. The best way to serve it is over a large cube of ice. 

3. Winter Wonderland

Don’t get fooled by the name of this cocktail - it’s not a warm drink! It’s a delicious cold cocktail with a nice, Christmassy feel. To make it, you should get: 

  • 1.5 oz of Anchor Distilling Christmas Spirit
  • 0.5 oz of espresso
  • 0.25 oz of Crème de Cacao
  • 0.25 oz of Crème de Menthe
  • Heavy cream
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Shake well the ingredients and pour them over ice. You can garnish this holiday drink with a mini candy cane. 

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4. The ODB (Old Duck Blind)

This is the spiked coffee drink that people who love bourbon will prefer. To make it, you need to get:

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur (such as Kahlúa)
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange twist, for garnish (optional)

Fill a glass with ice and then add all the liquids. Stir well to get the mixture chilled. Finish off the drink by garnishing it with an orange peel. This little detail is not just for good looks but for added flavor, too. 

5. Rum Spiked Coffee

Rum and coffee go so well together! This recipe is yet another proof of that. It’s very simple to make but it’s going to win the hearts of many of your customers. The ingredients needed are:

  • 1 ½ oz of dark rum
  • 1 cup of hot brewed coffee
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar
  • Whipped cream
  • Nutmeg

In a heatproof glass, combine dark rum and brown sugar. Fill the glass with hot coffee and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

6. Whiskey Caramel Latte

Whiskey, too, is among the types of alcohol that go well with coffee. This simple spiked coffee recipe can easily become a part of your year-round menu. If you want to try it, get: 

  • 1 ½ oz of whiskey
  • 1 oz caramel syrup
  • 1 cup steamed milk
  • 1 shot of espresso

In a mug, combine whiskey and caramel syrup. Pour in the steamed milk and espresso. Stir gently to combine all of the ingredients together. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce, if you wish. 

7. Baileys and Coffee

The combination of Baileys and coffee is a crowd favorite and you should take advantage of that. This truly simple spiked coffee recipe can be made in seconds and enjoyed frequently at your bar or restaurant! Here are all the ingredients you need: 

  • 1 ½ oz of Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 cup of hot brewed coffee
  • Whipped cream

In a heatproof glass, pour Baileys Irish Cream. Fill the glass with hot coffee and stir. Top with whipped cream. You can garnish this drink with anything of your choice - from shaved chocolate to a small candy. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Spiked Coffee Drinks

If you are interested in learning more about spiked coffee drinks, this section is for you. We, from BinWise, decided to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we have seen. Here are the answers you are looking for!

Are Spiked Coffee Drinks Always Served Hot?

Spiked coffee drinks can be served both hot and cold, depending on the recipe. Some drinks are typically served hot. For example, Irish Coffee or Spanish Coffee are made with hot coffee. Others are served chilled and over ice. The most popular examples are Espresso Martini or White Russian. 

Can I Use Different Types of Coffee in Spiked Coffee Drinks?

Yes! You can use different types of coffee to create unique flavor profiles in spiked coffee drinks. Experiment with various roasts (light, medium, dark), brewing methods (espresso, drip, French press), and origins (single origin, blends) to customize the taste of your coffee drinks.

Can Spiked Coffee Drinks Be Served at Any Time of Day?

While spiked coffee drinks are often associated with after-dinner drinks or brunches, they can be enjoyed at any time of day. It really depends on personal preference and the occasion. Some spiked coffee drinks are perfect for warming up on a cold evening, while others are refreshing options for hot summer days.

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