Caramel Irish Coffee Cocktail


The caramel Irish coffee is a deliciously creamy hot coffee cocktail that you’re sure to love. This recipe is a fun twist on the famous Irish coffee and makes a delightful after dinner drink.

Created at Haven Rooftop, which looks down on New York City’s Times Square, the drink is one that you can easily make at home. The recipe simply adds the luscious taste of Baileys Irish Cream and the sweetness of butterscotch schnapps to the Irish whiskey and coffee base. Top it with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel, and you’re ready to enjoy a dreamy cup of spiked coffee.

Caramel Irish Coffee Cocktail

Caramel Irish Coffee Cocktail

  • Author: Maki Hojo



  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey (Jameson)
  • 1 ounce Irish cream (Baileys)
  • 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • 2 1/2 ounces coffee (or more to fill, freshly brewed)
  • Garnish: ​whipped cream
  • Garnish: caramel syrup


  1. Warm a mug or Irish coffee glass by filling it with hot water. Allow this to sit for a few minutes, then dump out the water.
  2. Pour all of the liquors into the warm mug, fill with coffee, and stir.
  3. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle caramel syrup. Serve and enjoy!


Irish whiskey makes a true Irish coffee, but don’t worry if you run out! Any style of whiskey other than a super-smoky scotch or a spicy rye should do just fine in this cocktail. Try it with bourbon or a smooth Canadian blend.

If you’re not a fan of butterscotch, try another liqueur as a substitute. A few that would work great are amaretto, a hazelnut liqueur like Frangelico, or an herbal liqueur like Benedictine. Chocolate liqueurs are a delicious alternative, too.

Baileys is the most famous Irish cream on the market, but you can certainly pour any other brand and get a delicious cocktail. If you like, replace it with RumChata or a similar cream liqueur.

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