This spiked peppermint mocha is perfect when you want something extra festive to drink this holiday season.
This Christmassy drink is made with coffee, peppermint, chocolate, and a shot of Kahlua.
It’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit – or just relax with a delicious treat.
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Spiked Peppermint Mocha
This holiday season, enjoy a festive twist on the classic peppermint mocha with a little something extra.
Made with rich chocolate, peppermint, and espresso, this drink is perfect for warming up on a cold winter day.
And for an added bonus, we’ve spiked it to make it an adult-only drink to enjoy at any time of day.
So whether you’re looking to celebrate the holidays, or just treat yourself to something special, after a day of ice skating outdoors, be sure to try our spiked peppermint mocha.
Boozy Peppermint Mocha Ingredients
Serve up a peppermint mocha to your guests at your next winter gathering. Serve it with a slice of Christmas cake or some cookies for a delicious festive treat.
I love festive coffee drinks like our Christmas Morning Coffee so I couldn’t resist this deliciously minty twist on a mocha.
Although the full recipe makes 1 serving, you can easily double the recipe.
These are the simple ingredients you need for this boozy coffee recipe. For full step-by-step instructions, scroll down to our recipe card at the bottom of the page.
- Freshly brewed Espresso
- Half and half
- Peppermint syrup
- Candy cane; crushed
- Mini candy canes; garnish
- Vanilla simple syrup
- Ghirardelli’s chocolate sauce or similar
- 1 fl oz. Kahula
See below for substitutions for the Kahlua.
If you don’t have vanilla simple syrup, you can make your own by heating 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar and a vanilla bean until all the sugar is dissolved.
Cool and store in the fridge until ready to use.
How To Make A Spiked Peppermint Mocha
What’s more festive than a peppermint mocha? A spiked peppermint mocha, of course!
This holiday twist on the classic coffee drink is sure to get you in the spirit. Here’s how to make one:
Brew espresso. Pour it into a shaker with ice.
Add in peppermint syrup, Kahula, and half and half. Shake well.
Brush vanilla simple syrup around the edge of the glass.
Crush the mini candy cane and place along the rim of the glass.
Squeeze Ghriradelli’s chocolate sauce into the glass. Pour in mixture from shaker.
Add mini candy canes to the sides of the glass for garnish. Serve cold!
Spiked Mocha: FAQS
What Is Kahlua? Can I use something else instead?
Kahlua is a coffee liqueur that originated in Mexico.
The drink is made by infusing coffee beans with rum and sugar, and it has a distinctively sweet and coffee-flavored taste.
Kahlua is often used in desserts or as an ingredient in cocktails like this peppermint mocha.
It can be enjoyed on its own or over ice.
If you don’t have Kahlua, you can use coffee extract or make your drink a little bit creamier by using Baileys Irish Cream.
Other substitutions include Peppermint Schnapps or Peppermint vodka.
Can I make this drink without alcohol?
Yes! If you fancy having a peppermint coffee drink but you want to forgo the alcohol, just omit the Kahlua.
This Spiked Peppermint Mocha is perfect for warming you up on a cold day! It is delicious, festive and easy to make!
- Freshly Brewed Expresso
- 1/3 cup half and half
- 1 drop peppermint syrup
- 1 candy cane; crushed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla simple syrup
- 2 tablespoons Ghirardelli's chocolate sauce
- 1 fl oz. Kahula
- 2 mini candy canes
- Brew espresso. Pour it into a shaker with ice. Add in peppermint syrup, Kahula, and half and half. Shake well.
- Brush vanilla simple syrup around the edge of the glass. Crush the mini candy cane and place along the rim of the glass.
- Squeeze Ghriradelli's chocolate sauce into the glass. Pour in mixture from shaker. Add mini candy canes to the sides of the glass for garnish. Serve cold!
- Add a dash of peppermint schnapps for more of a minty taste
- You can buy crushed candy canes or make your own by putting candy canes in a zip seal bag and going over them with a rolling pin.