Five ingredients are all that separates you from a deliciously warm, cozy cocktail with this keoke coffee recipe!
This nightcap holds a special place in our family. It was created at a San Diego restaurant called Bullys. My husband went to college in San Diego and Bully’s was one of his main haunts.
He said that he and his friends would go for the “Bully Burger Special”, which included a huge burger and a salad for 2 bucks. Perfect for that ever so tight college budget! And of course, then they all ordered keoke coffee!
If spiked hot chocolate and apple martini are your winter beverages of choice for their seasonal flavors, you’ll flip for this coffee. Sloe gin fizz is nice; a lime rickey is refreshing, but this keoke coffee recipe is warm, caffeinated, and boozy!
Let’s mix it up!
What I Love About This Keoke Coffee Recipe
I love seasonal cocktails — but I love easy drinks even more! Luckily, this keoke coffee recipe combines both of those loves into one sensational brew.
- Five delicious ingredients
- THREE types of alcohol!
- Home-brewed coffee
- One step recipe!
- Retro recipe from San Diego
Keoke Coffee Recipe Notes
Coffee: If you don’t want to brew up your favorite coffee for this keoke coffee recipe (not everyone has that time, I know!), instant coffee works just as well!
Brandy: Brandy is one of the delicious alcohol supporting stars in this coffee! Don’t let buying a type of brandy trip you up — since there are so many types of alcohol in this recipe, and such strong, bold flavors, you can go for the cheaper brandy to save money!
Creme de Cacao: If you don’t have creme de cacao on hand, you can substitute chocolate syrup.
With such a sweet, luxurious drink, you need something savory to balance it out! So whip up some of the best salty snacks like my crispy, crunchy air fryer crab rangoon (better than takeout!) or my can’t-stop-eating-it crack dip. That sounds like the perfect night to me!
Add a pinch of pumpkin spice for garnish. Sprinkle in that cinnamon-nutmeg mix to get a coffee spin on your favorite pumpkin pie martini!
More Cocktail Recipes
- 6 ounces hot brewed coffee
- 1 ounce brandy
- 1 ounce Kahlua
- 1 ounce dark crème de cacao
- whipped cream
- Stir together coffee and spirits in a heated mug. Top with whipped cream and serve.
Mona C. says
As with the comment before me from Joan, I too was obsessed with these from TGI Fridays and was once told their recipe. I thought I recalled that the ingredients entailed Brandy, Kahului and Triple Sec and another, which then most likely would of been the Creme de Cacoa, so I am wondering if Triple Sec or a Grand Mariner was added if it would throw the flavor off at all? Have you ever heard of it made with an additional orange flavored liquor? I am probably just remembering wrong
Hi Mona. I don’t remember it made with orange flavor but it would probably be delish!
Joan Lisowski says
Thank you for sharing the recipe. I used to have these in my younger days at TGI Fridays & I always wants the recipe. Now, thanks to you I can enjoy them anytime. Can’t wait to make one tonight.
Thank you too, Joan! Cheers 🙂