Baileys Hot Cocoa Coffee…wintertime is the perfect time for a cozy and spiked drink like this! Baileys Original Irish Cream liqueur is the star in this drink, along with hot cocoa mix, milk, and of course, coffee.
The hot cocoa mix shown here was a part of a gift basket that I recently received, but any cocoa mix or hot chocolate mix of your preference will work just fine.
I do use milk instead of water, though, to enhance the flavor and richness.
To jazz up the presentation and taste just a bit, I added some mini marshmallows and moonshine maraschino cherries to a long martini pick and set it across the lip of the mug. Pretty, don’t you think? A short wooden skewer would work here too, I bet. Not only do the cherries add some vivid color, but they really complement this Baileys hot cocoa coffee. If you don’t have any moonshine cherries, regular maraschino cherries would be wonderful too.
The mug shown here is huge–20 ounces. For the portions below, I recommend using an 18-ounce size mug or larger. If you don’t have a really big mug, then just reduce the amount of milk and coffee a little.
Here’s the recipe:
- 8 ounces of milk, any kind
- 8 ounces of coffee
- 1-ounce packet of hot cocoa mix
- 1 ounce of Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
- Pour milk and coffee into 18 to 20 ounce mug and heat in microwave until hot, about 90 seconds.
- To hot milk and coffee, add contents of hot cocoa mix.
- Stir well until mix is completely dissolved into liquid.
- Add Baileys liqueur and stir.
- Optional: garnish with maraschino cherries and/or mini marshmallows on a short wooden skewer or long martini pick.
- Sip and enjoy!
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