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The turning of autumn leaves, the chill in the air, the chimney-borne aroma of wood smoke. It all adds up to the perfect time of year for hot coffee and cocoa. A shot of your favorite spirit really brings out the flavor and boosts the warmth of hot beverages, so fortify your next cup with these treats!


Whether you prefer a hot pour, French press or just a regular cup of Joe, Bourbon makes a splendid coffee companion.


Add 2 ounces (or more, if you prefer) of Woodford Reserve Bourbon and a couple teaspoons of brown sugar to your java to make a Kentucky Hug. Or stir some Plantation Spiced Rum into your coffee for an after dinner tipple.



Hot cocoa is so versatile that the combinations nearly make themselves. Infuse your cocoa with a shot of Rumple Minze Peppermint Schnapps for a candy cane/chocolate mashup. For ultimate chocolate decadence, add some Mozart Dark Chocolate.



Tea mixes well with adult beverages, especially during cooler weather. Try making a Hot Toddy with Old Grand-Dad 100 proof Bonded Bourbon. Add a splash of Citadelle Gin to a hot cup of chamomile tea for a floral flavored warmer.

Other Delicious Options

Be sure to visit our Cozy Cocktails Coffee and Cocoa Bar planning page for more tips and recipes to take your hot beverages to a higher level.