Gather inspiration from five bloggers on making your home for the holidays celebration amazing featuring a fun appetizer, must-try desserts, drink ideas, and decor, including the perfect after dinner drink to snuggle up under the Christmas lights – the holiday coffee cocktail.
Raise your hand if you would love a perfectly crafted, cozy up with, enjoy the atmosphere kind of drink to end the night?
Me, me, me!! The Countdown to Christmas continues!
Writing this post, I'm already jonesin' for another batch of this holiday coffee cocktail. If you're coming over from Amy's house, how awesome are her Christmas pizzelles?!
I had never heard of this dessert before, but it looks amazing and I can't believe it's gluten and dairy free, too! My kind of dessert.
Since you finished your virtual dessert and I'm assuming raised your hand at the beginning of this post, I've got the best combo for you to try to make sure the end of the night is a winner…
Holiday Lights + Coffee + Licor 43 = BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!
I even grabbed some Christmas lights at night while making this drink, but you can check out the whole Christmas Home Tour when you're done here.
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What the heck is Licor 43?
Licor 43 is a Spanish Liqueur that has a light, sweet, vanilla taste to it. We first had it at a restaurant in Cancun, like seven years ago.
It's one of those flavors that's so subtle and amazing, you continue to think about it for years and years until you finally realize someone probably sells it in the states lol.
Turns out, our new wholesale liquor store had it ready and waiting. I'm sure yours does, too!
How do you make the Holiday Coffee Cocktail?
Well, I'm glad you asked!
This is one of the most simple, yet tastebud loving drinks ever. Here are the steps…
Add Ice to a Shaker
Grab some ice, a drink shaker, and a shot measurer guy… I should have been a bartender.
Now, your ice doesn't have to be a fancy ball of ice, like ours, unless you too have a broken ice maker just in time for the holidays lol.
Add 1 Part Licor 43
Pour one shot (or one part) Licor 43 into your shaker.
Take a deep breath in, but resist the urge to slug down the bottle… it smells so good!
Add 3 Parts Coffee
We used hot coffee without cooling it down first, which tonight, I may even drink this drink without the ice and go straight hot cocktail…
But be careful with the hot drink in the little metal shot measurer… it'll heat up quick.
Shake it Baby, Shake it Baby, Shake it Baby, Shake
We interrupt this tutorial to show you our Christmas tree at night… isn't she lovely?
In typical Ciz fashion, we were in straight pj's and shook coffee all over the kitchen… no need for a picture of that lol…
So, when you go to shake it up, keep in mind it foams, so don't shake over carpeting, or too vigorously, or… you get the picture.
Pour in a Pretty Glass & Serve
This set of glasses we have were my grandma's, so they only come out for special occasions or when we need to have a heart-to-heaven chat with Grams. This drink qualifies on all levels!
So, pick your favorite holiday glasses and pour yo' self a drink, gurl!
This is the part in the making of this drink that my husband was like…
“Stop taking pictures! I WANNA DRINK IT!”
lol… Luck for you, you don't need no pictures, just drink up baby!
Where Do I go Next on the Tour?
This is technically the end of the tour, so you best double back and check out all the other holiday goodies in our ‘Home for the Holidays' blog hop tour. Here's the list of stops on the tour…
- Chica & Jo's for Mini Individual Appetizers
- Sarah's for a Cranberry Mule Holiday Cocktail
- Morgan's for Christmas S'Mores Popcorn
- Amy's for Christmas Pizzelles
- My house for a Holiday Coffee Cocktail
- It's like the old school maps at the mall… *YOU ARE HERE*
Now get to gettin' on some holiday fun and let me know what you think of this holiday coffee cocktail in the comments at the end of this post!