Spiked coffee is almost too good to be true. Coffee alone is already an essential drink, but when you combine it with sweet liqueur or creamy Bailey’s, you really are taking your morning pick-me-up or after-dinner indulgence to the next level.
These tasty beverages might not be the best thing to consume before a long day in the office, but after a workday, they are perfect, and they also easily serve as a sophisticated after-dinner drink.
So get your coffee brewing and pull out your stronger stuff from the top shelves. You might typically take your coffee with cream and sugar, but after these recipes, you could have some new favorite add-ins.
1. Classic Irish coffee
The quintessential spiked coffee drink is Irish coffee, and that’s why we’re highlighting this recipe from Chow for you first. This recipe requires only freshly brewed coffee, Irish whiskey, brown sugar, and whipped cream, so the ingredients list won’t rob you of your bottom dollar but will still knock you off your feet.
- 4 ounces freshly brewed coffee
- 1½ ounces Irish whiskey
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- Dollop of freshly whipped cream
Directions: Combine the coffee, whiskey, and sugar in a hot Irish coffee mug, then float whipped cream on top.