24 Boozy Coffee Ideas to Give Your Java a Jolt

Give your morning Joe something extra special with our blissfully buzzy and boozy coffee drinks and mixers.

Published February 27, 2024

Get your buzz on, but make it nice and get your buzz on twice with a boozy coffee. Get that caffeine fix with a little boozy buzz. Grab a mug, brew some java, and cozy up with these coffee cocktails that'll have you canceling plans and spending the day cozy on the couch. Or, with a little planning ahead, these make the perfect nightcap with decaf instead. Let's grind those beans and stir up those drinks. 

Mocha Magic Cocktail


Coffee and chocolate go together like apple pie and vanilla ice cream, like Sunday mornings and brunch. Now that you mention it, this mocha coffee cocktail is great with brunch. 



  1. Warm a mug.
  2. In the warmed mug, add chocolate vodka, chocolate liqueur, and coffee. 
  3. Stir briefly to mix.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and star anise. 

Caramel Kisses


Caramel turns the Irish coffee into a sweet sip of liquid candy. And who says you can't have candy in the morning? 


  • 1 ounce caramel whiskey
  • 1 ounce Irish cream
  • ½ ounce butterscotch schnapps 
  • 5 ounces freshly brewed coffee
  • Frothed milk for garnish 


  1. Warm a mug.
  2. In the warmed mug, add caramel whiskey, Irish cream, butterscotch schnapps, and coffee.
  3. Stir briefly to mix.
  4. Garnish with frothed milk.

Cinnamon and Sugar Boozy Coffee


Sugar, spice, and everything nice may as well be the tagline of this coffee cocktail bursting with cinnamon. If cinnamon whiskey has left you with a few tough mornings, go ahead and use plain vodka with cinnamon simple syrup instead. 



  1. Warm a mug.
  2. In the warmed mug, add cinnamon whiskey, simple syrup, bitters, and coffee.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and ground cinnamon. 

Vanilla Bean Dream


This coffee cocktail is the battle cry of all those who have heard, "Vanilla is your favorite? It's so plain!" No, vanilla is complex, sweet, and dreamy. This cocktail will show them just how great vanilla can be.


  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • ¾ ounce vanilla cinnamon Irish cream
  • 5 ounces freshly brewed coffee
  • Whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles for garnish 


  1. Warm a mug.
  2. In the warmed mug, add vanilla vodka, vanilla cinnamon Irish cream, and coffee.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. 

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Classic Irish Coffee


What happens when you combine Irish whiskey, Irish cream, and freshly brewed coffee? You get the most famous boozy coffee drink in history, of course. And yes, we'd even bet the Irish coffee is more well-known than the espresso martini. 

Best Alcohol to Mix With Coffee


What's the best liqueur to mix with coffee? It's the one that makes your taste buds the happiest, obviously. Try these on for size to see which one makes you smile the most. 

  • Butterscotch schnapps
  • Irish cream
  • Whiskey
  • Vodka
  • Amaretto liqueur
  • Raspberry liqueur
  • Chocolate liqueur
  • Hazelnut liqueur
  • White chocolate liqueur
  • Banana liqueur
  • Cognac
  • Caramel liqueur
  • Cherry liqueur
  • Cinnamon liqueur
  • Coconut liqueur
  • Honey liqueur
  • Maple liqueur
  • Dark rum
  • Vanilla liqueur

Brew a Cup of Happiness


Some people come into your life and make it better. Sometimes, those people are bartenders who whip you up coffee treats to make your day all the better. Angels in disguise? Maybe. These buzzing coffee drinks sure can make you feel like you can fly. 

24 Boozy Coffee Ideas to Give Your Java a Jolt