Spiked Mocha Cocktail: Add a little extra warmth to your hot chocolate!

3 minutes
February 16, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

Wouldn’t you love to sip on a warm, chocolatey Spiked Mocha Cocktail when you are relaxing on a cool evening? Don’t worry about the caffeine before bed because all the coffee flavor in this tasty dessert cocktail comes from coffee liqueur. I will pass on some advice about this drink that no one but me would probably ever need: Don’t make this at 3:00 in the afternoon so you can take pictures in daylight, then put it in your refrigerator for later because you have to be a responsible adult, then forget about it until the next day, and then try to reheat it in the microwave.

Spiked Mocha Cocktail - Add a little extra warmth to your hot chocolate! #cocktail

This is not a make-ahead recipe, folks. I tried out this scenario, and some horrible separating and clumping things happened that you want no part of. Just make it and drink it right away, m’kay? Cheers!

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Spiked Mocha Cocktail

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Add a little extra warmth to your hot cocoa!

  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  • 8 oz. milk
  • 2 tbsp. hot cocoa powder
  • 1 oz. coffee liqueur like Kahlua or Patron
  • 1/2 oz. vodka
  • mini marshmallows optional
  • chocolate syrup optional
  • whipped cream optional



  1. In a microwave-safe mug, heat milk on high for 2 minutes.
  2. Add hot cocoa powder, and stir very well until dissolved. Stir in coffee liqueur and vodka.
  3. Top with marshmallows, whipped cream, and/or a drizzle of chocolate sauce as you see fit. Sip, smile, and repeat.



Feel free to use vanilla, whipped cream, caramel, or any other flavored vodka that sounds good to you!

  • Author: Andi Gleeson
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Category: Cocktails and Other Drinks
  • Cuisine: International

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Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


Julie @ This Gal Cooks
11 years ago

Ooohhh I love this, Andi! You can’t beat a spiked hot beverage! Pinned!

11 years ago

Thank you, Julie!

11 years ago

Well, it was worth a shot. ;) Next time, you should just go ahead and drink it at 3:00 in the afternoon. I won’t tell! Sounds delicious Andi. :)

11 years ago

Hi, Lisa! I probably would have if I didn’t have to pick up my son at 3:45! That seemed like it would have been in poor taste ;)

11 years ago

looks good–I’m in. And thanks for the warning on the clumping–sounds bad all around. Will report back per usual. p.s. thumbs on on the mini mallows :-)

11 years ago

Hi, Liz! I’m glad you like this one. Are you going to use whipped cream vodka in yours??

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