Try These: K-Cup Cocktails

As an avid imbiber of anything caffeinated, I am in love with my Keurig single-cup coffee maker. But it did not occur to me until I stumbled upon this article from CoolMaterial.com that you could combine two of my most revered loves on this planet, coffee drinks and boozy drinks, using one’s Keurig machine.

I know, I know, winter is waning, and who the hell wants anything to do with hot beverages any longer. Well, bookmark this page for future reference, for the icy chill of winter will settle upon us again before we know it. And it is only March in Wisconsin, after all. Much in the way of snow and other unpleasantries may still befall our fine Badger State before spring decides to…sprung itself?

Hey, when you’ve lived here as long as I have, one must be realistic about these things.

Without further ado, check out some of these fun K-Cup cocktails:


Loosely based on an Apple Rye Punch, this drink ditches any hard cider and gets supercharged with some applejack.

 

  • Apple Cider K-Cup
  • Laird’s Apple Jack Brandy
  • Maker’s Mark
  • Orange Bitters


Cinnamon tastes great in hot chocolate, and this cinnamon happens to be booze-flavored!

 

  • Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa K-Cup
  • Goldschlager Cinnamon Schnapps


This is a play on some delicious hot buttered rum that you can make thanks to your trusty one cup brewer.

 

  • Butter Toffee Coffee K-Cup
  • Bacardi Gold Rum
  • Cinnamon Sticks


Classic Irish coffee in k-cup form.

 

  • Donut Shop K-Cup
  • Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • Whipped Cream


This is a hot version of Bourbon Mint Tea. Go easy on the bourbon cause it will have a strong bourbon flavor (unless you like that kinda thing).

 

  • Pure Peppermint Tea K-Cup
  • Knob Creek Whisky
  • Dark Brown Sugar


These ingredient-friends always show up in drinks both warm and cold together. Now mix them in with a Kahlua coffee K-cup and drink up.

 

  • Kahlua K-Cup
  • Frangelico Liquer
  • Bushmills Irish Whiskey
  • Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur


You don’t need to be walking the Champs-Elysee in winter to appreciate the perfect combination of chocolate, coffee and cognac.

 

  • Belgian Chocolate Coffee K-Cup
  • Courvoisier VS Cognac


Chai tea goes surprisingly well with spiced rum. This cocktail gets an added hint of flavor from some peppermint schnapps.

 

  • Chai Latté K-Cup
  • Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • Peppermint Schnapps


This play off Moscow Hot Chocolate is flat out delicious. Ideal for an after dinner drink on a cold night.

 

  • Swiss Chocolate Almond Coffee K-Cup
  • Absolut Vodka
  • Disaronno Originale Liqueur


Careful, this is gonna taste like candy. Drink too many of these rich butterscotch, chocolate coffee concoctions and you’ll be warmed up real good.

 

  • Breakfast Blend K-Cup
  • Three Olives Chocolate Vodka
  • DeKuyper Buttershot Schnapps