Boozy Chocolate Coffee

Boozy Chocolate Coffee

A sweet, caffeinated drink for a holiday morning! Use whatever booze you like, or have on hand. Part of my December Times Union story. Read it over here.

Boozy Chocolate Coffee

Recipe by Caroline Barrett




  • 6 cups strong brewed coffee (caffeinated or decaf)

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup cocoa powder

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 2 cups liquor (see note)


  • Combine the milk, sugar and cocoa powder in a saucepan set over medium low heat. Cook, stirring, until steamy hot and the sugar is melted. Pour the hot coffee into a large bowl and stir in the milk mixture and the booze. Allow to cool a bit, then use a funnel to pour into jars. Allow to come to room temperature, then refrigerate. Shake before serving. Good hot or iced. Keeps refrigerated for one month.
  • Note: I used bourbon, and that made especially boozy coffee. You can use coffee or hazelnut liquor, Irish cream liquor, rum or spiced rum. Or anything boozy at all!

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