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Many people enjoy celebrating holidays with parties and gatherings both big and small.
If you are a host, you want to be sure that your guests are well-fed and entertained.
One part of entertaining is supplying holiday-themed desserts and drinks.
You don’t want to have just an everyday party!
Theming is very important, and you don’t want to slack on it when it comes to what you serve.
Coffee drinks are popular in many spaces, but having specialty coffee drinks for your holiday get-together is a good idea.
If it is late at night, maybe you want a bit of extra energy to sustain yourself throughout the night. Perhaps you are hosting a breakfast or brunch.
Either way, holiday coffee drinks are the perfect way to make your gathering special.
Most people only think of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas as holidays that warrant parties and themed drinks.
However, other holidays like birthdays, the Fourth of July, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras, and more, often have parties attached to them.
A lot of the recipes we have on our list of the best holiday coffee drinks are lattes or other milk-infused seasonal coffee drinks.
This is because it is easier to make flavored coffee recipes with an ingredient like milk. After all, it adds a richer flavor profile.
But you can substitute non dairy options and swap out milk for almond, soy, oat, coconut, hemp or other “milks,” no problem.
Some of our favorite latte recipes on the list include the Mardi Gras King Cake Latte, the Juneteenth-inspired Hibiscus Iced Latte, and of course, the Pumpkin Spiced Latte.
Though we have a long list of lattes, it is not the only type of drink that is capable of being made into a holiday coffee drink.
Americanos, macchiatos, cappuccinos, mochas, and more are also premium drinks that can become amazing holiday espresso drinks with the right ingredients.
Other more interesting coffee ideas on our list that we love include the Cadbury Creme Egg Frappuccino, Butterscotch Coffee, and the coffee Granita.
Granita is an Italian recipe made with sugar, water, and other flavors. Its texture is coarse and it is common to serve this in the summertime.
We hope that you can experiment with some of these coffee drink ideas and perfect them for your next gathering!
Remember to follow the recipes to a tee and if there is something that should be substituted due to dietary restrictions, do thorough research to be sure it will not compromise the flavor or texture of the drink.
1. New Year’s Espresso Martini
A boozy coffee drink is a perfect idea to incorporate an energy boost at your New Year’s Eve gathering.
This espresso martini recipe is made with Kahlua, vodka, and espresso coffee.
Pro tip: Use quality espresso for that perfect frothy top. We recommend Skull Crushing Espresso from Fire Department Coffee.
To make this espresso martini, you will need vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso, and simple syrup.
If you prefer another liquor to vodka, this New Year’s Eve-themed cocktail might be the one for you!
It is a little more complicated than your average mixed drink, but the smooth flavor and pick-me-up you will get from it is worth it!
To make this boozy cocktail, you will need bourbon whiskey, creme de cacao, water, simple syrup, orange bitters, and chilled french roast coffee.
The secret to this latte’s fabulous color is beet juice!
Follow the recipe closely for the perfect outcome.
Remember to add in Valentine’s-themed sprinkles like hearts or red sprinkles!
This recipe calls for cocoa powder vanilla extract, beet juice, freshly brewed coffee, milk, whipped cream, and sprinkles to garnish.
If you prefer a cappuccino, this one’s for you!
The secret to this recipe is the inclusion of amaretto and creme de menthe.
Be sure to mix the ingredients thoroughly and in the right order to come out with a drink you love!
Top it with heart-shaped sprinkles for the ultimate holiday effect.
To make this cappuccino, you will need espresso, chocolate syrup, creme de menthe, amaretto, frothed milk, sugar, whipped cream, and heart-shaped sprinkles.
If you aren’t celebrating Valentine’s Day with anyone, in particular, spend it with your one true love, chocolate!
This recipe is the answer to your chocolate dreams.
It uses instant coffee and dark chocolate to create a decadent blend.
Ingredients for this drink include dark chocolate, instant coffee powder, milk, sugar, cinnamon powder, and a few drops of hazelnut syrup.
A big part of Mardi Gras cuisine is the King Cake!
It’s known for its cinnamon-sweet taste and the delicious icing on top.
This holiday espresso drink is easy to make at home and includes the classic flavors of the king cake with cinnamon, caramel, and brown sugar.
This latte requires espresso, brown sugar, cinnamon, caramel, and milk. To finish it off, top with cinnamon.
If you prefer a cold drink to a hot one, this King Cake Frappuccino is a good option for you!
The most unique feature of this drink is the chunks of King Cake that are included in the recipe.
Simply blend the ingredients in a blender and enjoy!
Add the purple candy pearls to the drink for bead-like decoration.
To make this delicious frozen coffee drink, you will need espresso, ice, king cake, milk, whipped topping, and candy pearls to garnish.
If you don’t like king cake or prefer a less-sweet option, try the New Orleans classic Cafe Au Lait in honor of the Mardi Gras season.
New Orleans coffee has a different taste than most due to the added chicory.
To make cafe au lait, heat some milk, then stir together the french roast coffee and chicory for a tasty drink!
This shamrock shake is perfect for St. Patty’s Day celebrations!
Use a cocktail shaker to seamlessly blend the ingredients for the perfect seasonal coffee drink.
Remember to add green food coloring or green sprinkles to get into the holiday spirit!
For this mocha, you will need a cold pot of fresh coffee, half & half, Torani chocolate syrup, Hershey’s chocolate syrup, mint extract, or Torani’s creme de menthe, whipped cream, green sprinkles, and ice.
Make and serve this classic Irish coffee for any St. Patrick’s Day brunch or breakfast.
The combination of coffee, Irish whiskey, and Bailey’s cream is sure to warm you up and keep you caffeinated for the celebration ahead!
For this recipe, you need medium or dark roast coffee, Irish whiskey, and Bailey’s Irish cream.
Bring on the green for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with this green-colored pistachio iced coffee.
It is a sweet coffee treat with pistachio ice cream and sweet cream making it the perfect dessert for your party.
To make this recipe, you need pistachio ice cream, sweet cream creamer, Irish creme liqueur, cold coffee, sugar, whipped cream, and green sprinkles.
Spring brings many new beginnings and colorful flowers.
Perhaps you aren’t throwing a party for the spring weather, but you might want to celebrate with an iced latte.
This recipe features a homemade lavender vanilla syrup.
Put your mixing skills to the test with this recipe and enjoy a nice iced latte with your springtime picnic!
For this latte, you need sugar, water, dried culinary lavender, fresh lavender, vanilla bean, vanilla extract, milk, espresso, and lavender vanilla syrup.
This is another floral, spring-inspired latte recipe that is great for an Easter brunch or Mother’s Day get-together.
This warm seasonal coffee drink requires only espresso, honey, ground cardamom, and milk.
For your next Easter brunch, take on this sweet drink featuring real Cadbury creme eggs!
If you are a fan of candy and coffee drinks, this is the perfect drink for you.
This recipe is easy to make because it just requires the use of a good blender.
This recipe calls for espresso, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, ice cubes, Cadbury creme eggs, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.
Peeps are the quintessential, and sometimes controversial, Easter sweet.
Use them in this recipe for a deliciously sweet peeps latte!
Be sure to mix the spices just right for that perfect flavor, then top with one of the marshmallow treats for an excellent presentation.
You will need milk, vanilla, cinnamon, ground ginger, maple syrup, a chocolate mousse peep, coffee, chocolate peepsters, and a traditional peep.
Into celebrating Cinco de Mayo but need a drink for the morning?
Make this Mexican mocha!
The identifying characteristics of this drink are the spices used to make it. It includes a blend of chocolate flavors and a bit of spicy cayenne pepper.
Wow your guests with this flavored coffee recipe!
Ingredients include coffee, powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, and heavy cream.
The cafe de olla is a traditional Mexican coffee drink that is a great choice for a Cinco de Mayo or Dia de Los Muertos event.
The secret ingredient here is the piloncillo.
Piloncillo is hard, unrefined sugar cones or bars. Enjoy this specialty coffee drink for your next celebration!
To make this drink, you will need water, piloncillo, dark coffee, cinnamon stick, and an orange peel for garnish.
One of the hallmark elements of a Juneteenth celebration is the use of hibiscus flowers.
These flowers are native to warm climates, like Africa, and are used a lot in foods for the holiday for their bright coloring.
Enjoy bringing this lively drink to your next Juneteenth party!
You will need hibiscus tea, hot water, milk, raw honey, and ice. You can add a bit of instant coffee for that extra jolt!
Though it may not sound like a good idea, combining cold brew and Coca-Cola offers a refreshing beverage perfect for a summer day.
All you need is to make a cold brew, then mix it flawlessly with Coke and ice.
If you would like to add syrups like vanilla to the drink you can!
This is one of the easiest specialty coffee drinks on our list!
All you need is coffee, coca-cola, and ice.
Americanos are known for being similar to the brewed drip coffee common in America.
Use this holiday espresso drink for your next gathering to celebrate all things American!
If you like, you can add syrups for sweetness.
For an americano, you will need water, espresso, and ice.
To add flavor, add in simple syrups of your choice.
As mentioned earlier, Granitas are iced desserts popular in the summertime.
Celebrate your Labor Day celebration with this specialty coffee drink perfect for the end of summer.
All it takes is coffee, ice, and sugar to create this refreshing treat!
This recipe is rather simple.
All you need is instant coffee, coconut sugar, and water.
If you do not have coconut sugar you can substitute it with a mix of brown sugar, honey, and maple syrup.
Getting into fall coffee drinks, this apple cider latte is a great take on the fall-inspired apple flavor.
Add in the fall spiced whipped cream included in the recipe for the most delicious treat to enjoy in the crisp fall weather.
This recipe calls for espresso, apple cider, milk, maple syrup, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, ground ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.
This is a seasonal coffee drink classic!
Pumpkin spice is a classic fall taste and scent, so join in the fun and make this spiced coffee.
This recipe is made with pumpkin puree which enhances the authentic flavor of the drink, so remember to use the pumpkin puree!
Ingredients for this recipe include milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, hot coffee, and whipped cream for garnish.
Try this Pumpkin Spice Irish Coffee too! Whoo!
If you are trying to adhere to a keto diet, this butter coffee is a good way to enjoy a holiday coffee recipe and still stick to your diet plan.
This recipe is sugar-free and is easy to make.
Simply follow the directions as written and enjoy a flavorful coffee!
To make this keto coffee recipe you will need, black coffee, butter, Torani sugar-free brown sugar cinnamon syrup, heavy whipping cream, cinnamon, and Swerve granulated sugar.
Hosting a Halloween party?
Make a cauldron of this witches’ brew iced coffee for you and your guests!
It is made with cold brew and a mix of fall-inspired spices.
For added spookiness, serve it with dry ice!
This recipe calls for cold-brewed coffee, cinnamon sticks, hazelnut creamer, whole cloves, whole star anise, fresh nutmeg, and vanilla extract.
26. Pecan Pie Coffee
Pecan pie coffee is the perfect recipe for your thanksgiving apres dinner.
Skip the heavy, dense “real” pie and opt for this coffee idea instead!
This drink requires a bit of effort because it is made similar to the same way you bake a pecan pie, but the result is so worth it!
For this coffee, you will need chopped pecans, melted butter, brown sugar, original blend brewed coffee, maple extract, hazelnut coffee creamer, and whipped cream.
This butterscotch coffee is the perfect fall coffee drink for any fall and winter holiday get-together.
This recipe is for a delicious butterscotch flavored creamer that you add to the coffee.
The butter and brown sugar in the recipe are what give it the distinct butterscotch flavor. Remember, keep an eye on the stove.
You don’t want toasted butterscotch!
To make this creamer you will need half & half, butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.
Gingerbread is a quintessential flavor for the holiday season.
This is a straightforward recipe that you can make quickly at the end of a Christmas party or other holiday celebration.
Be sure to include a mini gingerbread man for garnish!
This recipe calls for hot milk, espresso, gingerbread spice, and a mini gingerbread cookie for garnish.
This latte is best made with an espresso machine as this is a holiday espresso drink.
The shining quality is the peppermint marshmallow syrup that is easy to make per the instructions.
Serve up this refreshing minty-sweet concoction at your next holiday function!
To make this you will need espresso, crushed candy canes, half & half, mini marshmallows, peppermint extract, heavy whipping cream, and icing sugar.
30. Eggnog Latte
This is one of the more well-known Christmas coffee drinks.
This recipe calls for coffee and real eggnog to make a creamy and delightful drink.
If you like eggnog, you will enjoy this thick and delicious latte.
You will need brewed coffee, light brown sugar, eggnog, whipped cream, and ground nutmeg for this recipe.
The bottom line
The holiday season is full of gatherings both big and small.
A huge part of this is the food and drinks.
Spice up your party with themed items that correspond with the party theme and holiday season.
These recipes are some of our favorite holiday coffee recipes.
Try them for yourself!
30 BEST!! Holiday Coffee Drinks
From King Cake Latte to Pistachio Iced Coffee to the universal PSL, this epic list of holiday coffee drinks is everything!
- New Year’s Espresso Martini
- NYE Iced Coffee Cocktail
- Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Latte
- Valentine’s Day Cupid Cappuccino
- Indian Chocolate Coffee
- Mardi Gras King Cake Latte
- King Cake Frappuccino For Mardi Gras
- New Orleans Cafe Au Lait
- St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Mocha
- Classic Irish Coffee For St. Patrick’s Day
- Patrick’s Day Pistachio Iced Coffee
- Spring Solstice Lavender Vanilla Iced Latte
- Spring-Inspired Cardamom Latte With Honey
- Cadbury Creme Egg Frappuccino
- Peeps Easter Latte
- Cinco De Mayo Mexican Mocha
- Mexican Cafe De Olla
- Juneteenth-Inspired Hibiscus Iced Latte
- Fourth Of July Coca-Cola & Cold Brew
- Refreshing Americano
- End Of Summer Coffee Granita
- Apple Cider Latte
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Keto Cinnamon Toast Butter Coffee
- Witches Brew Iced Coffee
- Pecan Pie Coffee
- Butterscotch Coffee
- Gingerbread Macchiato
- Peppermint Marshmallow Latte
- Eggnog Latte
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