Baileys Hot Cocoa Coffee

Baileys and hot cocoa pair up beautifully to make a spiked coffee drink

Baileys and hot cocoa pair up

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.

Baileys (yum) and cocoa mix (more yum)...

Baileys (yum) and cocoa mix (more yum)…

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.

Hot cocoa coffee with Baileys

Hot cocoa coffee with Baileys

I do use milk instead of water, though, to enhance the flavor and richness.

Garnish your spiked hot cocoa with extra treats on a martini pick

Garnish with treats on a martini pick

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.

Baileys Hot Cocoa Coffee is a perfect winter hot toddy

BHCC, oh yeah…

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:

Baileys Hot Cocoa Coffee
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Baileys Irish Cream, hot cocoa, and coffee combine for cozy spiked drink
Recipe type: Alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 serving
  • 8 ounces of milk, any kind
  • 8 ounces of coffee
  • 1-ounce packet of hot cocoa mix
  • 1 ounce of Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
  1. Pour milk and coffee into 18 to 20 ounce mug and heat in microwave until hot, about 90 seconds.
  2. To hot milk and coffee, add contents of hot cocoa mix.
  3. Stir well until mix is completely dissolved into liquid.
  4. Add Baileys liqueur and stir.
  5. Optional: garnish with maraschino cherries and/or mini marshmallows on a short wooden skewer or long martini pick.
  6. Sip and enjoy!



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