Strong coffee infused with rich cocoa, fresh orange peel and a generous pour of chocolate flavored vodka. Boozy orange mochas are perfect Christmas coffee drink for holiday brunch, tree shopping, or to sip on while wrapping presents!
Vodka for this recipe has been provided by Van Gogh Vodka. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Cheers!
This year for Christmas I want world peace and Boozy Orange Mochas. You know, the kind of Christmas coffee drink that brings automatic cheer straight into the heart. I’ve been real good. Promise.
The Best Christmas Coffee
The holidays are here. Right here.
How are you celebrating this year? Do you pack up the car and travel through the woods, or is the house mellow with a small gathering? Maybe you gather with friends if family is far away. No matter the plans, there’s always one thing that seems to lace the holidays. You know, besides cheer and good will to people and all that stuff. STRESS.
Finding the right present, cleaning the house, making the foods, the foods coming out wrong, seeing the friends, friends having presents for you but you don’t have presents for them. You know, holiday stress.
Well, great news, for the both of us. The Christmas Pick-Me-Up Present is coming at you. Except instead of wrapping it and putting it under the tree, we’re putting it nice and warm in a coffee mug. Hello Boozy Orange Mocha! It’s a delicious way to survive the holidays.
You know that expensive mocha latte you’re splurging on?
Think of it with a little sweet orange infusion. Like a touch of warm weather to the cold New England air. And then we’re adding vodka, Chocolate vodka. Boozy Orange Mocha. Less expensive than your barista crafted coffee. Oh, and that whole part of it maybe being a little weird to pull out vodka in the middle of Starbucks.
You know they’re all just jealous, but still.
If you need a little kick starter to your holiday wrapping, I recommend these helpful starting tips:
- throw on a festive holiday movie
- climb into your comfiest outfit and slippers
- pour yourself a sweet and strong cup of Christmas coffee
- let the gift wrapping commence
Or if you’re about to go walk about in the cold admiring the decorations…a spiked holiday coffee drink is mandatory isn’t it? And especially if you’re about to have your house invaded by family that you love dearly but maybe live a few hours away for a reason…Boozy Orange Mocha is here for you.
Oh, vodka. My dear old friend. We broke up once. It was a sad time. But we’re back together now and stronger than ever.
Like this time we made pear cosmos – a pear infused twist on the classic that also happens to be my favorite drink ever. Oh wait, no, these Sparkling Strawberry Martinis. Those might be my favorite. Gah, it’s hard to choose. Because now there’s Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka and we’re adding it to our Orange Mochas to help make Christmas delicious.
I’ve been working with Van Gogh Vodka since my post-college, can’t find a job years of bartending. The double espresso vodka? Fabulous espresso martinis. Or boozy psl cocktails. Smooth vodka, with deep infused flavors without cloying sweetness. The perfect fit for our Boozy Orange Mochas.
So if you’re looking for a liquor spiked christmas coffee that will warm up your grinchy heart, whip up these boozy orange mochas. You and your family will thank you.
Or, you know, write to Santa.
- 4 cups coffee
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 oranges, peels only¹
- 1 1/4 cup Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate
- In a medium sauce pan over low heat, combine the coffee and sweetened condensed milk.
- Whisk in cocoa powder in batches to avoid clumps, stirring thoroughly. Add orange peels and let steep for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka. Strain to remove orange peels and serve in your favorite holiday mug
Fresh Whipped Cream
Orange Zest or Peel
Your favorite Christmas Cookie
Use a vegetable peeler to remove the orange peels in long strips. You’ll want to remove these after steeping so the larger the piece the better. Just peel the zest/skin from the outside and try to avoid the bitter rind.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 34mg Carbohydrates: 28g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 22g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g