Coffee Cocktails Recipes For The Fall And Winter Seasons

There is nothing like starting a day with a cup of hot coffee, especially when the weather gets colder. On the other hand, there is nothing like a good cocktail to mark the end of a long day. If you like coffee and cocktails, and you want to make something for the cold seasons, here are some easy and delicious coffee cocktails.

All these drinks will require freshly brewed hot coffee, which you can make using a coffee maker or a coffee press. You can also use instant coffee granules, just make sure to use hot water. If you are using a coffee machine that makes espresso shots, just dilute the shots with some hot water before adding it to your cocktails. The strength of your coffee will depend on your liking, but do note that it can affect the result of the cocktails, especially the taste.

Hot Irish Coffee

When it comes to coffee cocktails, the first drink that will come to mind for many people would be Irish Coffee. It is a popular cocktail that is perfect for those who want a coffee drink with a boozy kick. The “Irish” part of the drink comes from whiskey and it is typically served in an Irish coffee mug.


  • 2 sugar cubes, or 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 1 ½ oz whiskey
  • Hot coffee, as much as you need
  • Whipped cream, for topping
  • Cinnamon stick, for garnish


  1. First, you would want to preheat your coffee mug to ensure that the drink will stay warm.
  2. Next, add the hot coffee into the mug, until it is about ¾ full. Then, add in the sugar and stir until everything is
  3. Add in the whiskey last, and then top the drink with some whipped cream.
  4. You can also garnish the drink with a cinnamon stick and some chocolate shavings.

Cafe Amore (Hot French Connection)

Café Amore is the coffee version of the French Connection cocktail, which is made of equal parts of cognac and Amaretto liqueur. While the French Connection is served cold with some ice, the Café Amore is served warm which makes it a great cocktail for the colder days.


  • Hot coffee, as much as you need
  • 1 oz Cognac
  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • Shaved almonds, for garnish
  • Whipped cream, for topping


  1. First, preheat a standard-size cocktail glass. You can also use a coffee mug or cappuccino cup, but
    you may end up with a stronger coffee flavour.
  2. Next, add in the cognac and Amaretto, and stir.
  3. Fill the rest of the glass with the hot coffee, and then top the cocktail with some whipped cream. If you
    like, you can also garnish the drink with some shaved almonds.

Maple Bourbon Coffee

Maple-flavoured drinks are common in the fall and winter seasons, so it is only right that we include maple bourbon in this list. The bourbon pairs wonderfully with the maple syrup and the coffee. This is a great boozy dessert drink for any get-together that you might throw during the festive season.


  • Hot coffee, as much as you need
  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, for topping
  • Cinnamon powder, for topping


  1. First, brew the coffee of your choice and preheat the cocktail glass or mug that you will use.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the whipping cream, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and brown sugar.
  3. Whisk the mixture until all the sugar has dissolved. Next, add the bourbon into the whipping cream mixture
    and stir to combine.
  4. Add about 2 tablespoons of the whipping cream mixture into your glass or mug, and then top the rest with the hot coffee. Stir to combine everything and top with some whipped cream and cinnamon powder.

Peppermint Bavarian Coffee

The Bavarian Coffee is a warm cocktail made with hot coffee, Kahlua, and peppermint schnapps. The addition of the peppermint schnapps is really what makes this drink perfect for the holiday season. If you are hosting a gathering or want something to remind you of the festivities, this drink is the way to go.


  • Hot coffee, as much as you need
  • ½ oz peppermint schnapps
  • ½ oz Kahlua
  • Sugar, to taste
  • Whipped cream, for topping


  1. First, preheat the glass or mug that you will be using.
  2. Add the peppermint schnapps and the
    Kahlua into the cup, and fill the rest with the hot coffee.
  3. Add some sugar to taste, and mix to
    combine everything.
  4. Top the drink with some whipped cream before serving.