Honey Mocha Irish Coffee

Warm up from the chill of the day with this magical drink that may just make you feel a dab mischievous!

Honey Mocha Irish coffee | #sweetbakedlife

It’s a wee bit chocolatey.

It’s a smidge sweet.

It’s powerfully potent.

It’s warm and comforting.

It might even make you a bit tipsy!

So kick up your heels and indulge in this traditional drink with a twist.

The addition of honey and cocoa will take you over the rainbow to a dreamy place!

Honey Mocha Irish coffee | #sweetbakedlife

In case you’re wondering, yes, I’ve got some Irish heritage.

And for me, that’s always an excuse to make something for the special day we celebrate in March – St. Patrick’s Day.

Over the years I have made some delightful recipes to honor my relatives (mostly my mom) on this holiday including: Homemade Bailey’s Caramel Irish Creme, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, and Bailey’s Irish Cream Cake.

And this year I decided to make something hot, rich and satisfying. As well, I did not use any refined sugar — just a spot healthier that the classic recipe.

So, if you make this hot and delicious Honey Mocha Irish Coffee, I hope it brings you good luck and fortune.

And be warned, you may have to use your shillelagh to guard this cup of gold!

Honey Mocha Irish coffee | #sweetbakedlife


  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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By: Sheila |Sweet Baked Life Honey Mocha Irish coffee | #sweetbakedlife


  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure honey
  • 2 oz. Jameson’s Irish Whiskey (or your brand choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 shots freshly pulled espresso (or 1 cup strong brewed coffee)
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened 100% cocoa powder (such as Hershey’s)


  1. Whisk cream with vanilla and 1 teaspoon honey until soft peaks form.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together whiskey, cocoa, and remaining 1 teaspoon honey. Cook until very hot (do not boil). Remove from heat and add the hot espresso and stir.
  3. Divide evenly between two small mugs and top with the cream mixture.
  4. Dust with cocoa powder and serve.

Notes: recipe can easily be doubled. 

Honey Mocha Irish coffee | #sweetbakedlife

“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours. That stay with you all the year long.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


{Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart}

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