Holiday Cocktail: Spiked Peppermint Espresso Macchiato


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peppermint mu espresso macchiato cocktail by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

So many of my holiday memories involve drinking coffee with my family by our Christmas tree. Now that I’m older, nothing enhances my tree gazing tradition like a fancy new cocktail. I found m├╝ coffeehouse cocktails at Publix, and the Creamy Espresso Macchiato sounded too good to pass up. I mean, any ready-to-drink cocktail that blends coffee with liquor is automatically intriguing, right? Even though you can drink it technically straight out of the bottle, it’s a little strong, so I’ve been testing it out in different mu espresso macchiato cocktails. I’ve come across a few winners, but my favorite is a spiked peppermint espresso macchiato! Keep reading for the full recipe, including a printable recipe card!

Before jumping to the recipe, if espresso macchiatos aren’t your favorite, keep an eye out for more mu liquor varieties. I know there’s a mu Creamy Vanilla Latte, mu Creamy Coco Cappuccino, and mu Creamy Chocolate Chai at Publix, too. I haven’t personally tried any other flavors just yet, but they’re all on my shopping list!

mu espresso macchiato review by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a DebutanteCandy canes in a mason jar photographed by Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

Spiked Peppermint Espresso Macchiato

I won’t lie to you– this stuff’s strong. It’s 13.9% alcohol, so for lightweights like me, extra chasing can’t hurt. That’s how I came up with this peppermint espresso macchiato cocktail! It’s a sweeter spin on mu’s ready-to-drink flavored wine cocktail and the perfect holiday beverage for coffee lovers. I taste tested it on my older brother, who will forever be my biggest bartending critic, and he gave it his official thumbs up– that is, before he stole the remainder of the bottle from my fridge.

Anyways, here’s everything you need to make this mu espresso macchiato cocktail–

  • 1 cup mu Espresso Macchiato
  • 2-3 tablespoons peppermint syrup– I love Torani peppermint syrup, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can also make your own!
  • Whipped cream
  • Peppermint crunch bits– Either mash up some candy canes or buy the peppermint bits already crunched. I’m lazy, so I use these!

To prepare, combine the peppermint syrup and mu Creamy Espresso Macchiato in a short cocktail glass. Spray a liberal amount of whipped cream on top. Sprinkle with peppermint crunch bits for garnish. Serve immediately– and enjoy!

Peppermint espresso macchiato cocktail recipe by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a DebutantePeppermint mu cocktail recipe by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

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Spiked Peppermint Espresso Macchiato

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Made with mu espresso macchiato, this festive drink combines coffee, cocktails, and Christmas all in one!

Ingredients

  •  cup mu Espresso Macchiato
  • 2-3 tablespoons peppermint syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Peppermint crunch bits, for garnish

Instructions

Mix the peppermint syrup and mu Creamy Espresso Macchiato in a cocktail glass. Stir.

Spray a generous amount of whipped cream on top. Sprinkle with peppermint crunch bits for garnish. Serve immediately!

Notes

If the drink is a little too strong, add in a few ice cubes. It helps keep the drink cool and waters it down a bit. 

Nutrition Information

Amount Per ServingCalories 0Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

I’ll be serving this mu espresso macchiato cocktail at my family’s annual holiday soiree next weekend, and I’m optimistic that my “Best Cocktail Mixer” reputation will hold strong.

Also, I’m trying to avoid giving cliche gifts this Christmas, so I love finding creative and affordable substitutes for traditional gifts. That said, mu is a fun and fabulous alternative to gifting wine! You could also take it a step further and create a super cute cocktail kit by throwing some mu liquor, peppermint bits, and Torani syrup in a homemade gift basket!

Peppermint holiday cocktail recipe using mu liquor by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

If you’re wondering where to find mu liquor, it’s available at Publix and other retailers. These products are virtually brand new, so ask an associate if you can’t find them right away. In the meantime, though, be sure to check out mu‘s website for more espresso cocktail ideas. What yummy concoctions are you sipping on this holiday season?

PS- If you need more holiday drink ideas, check out this ombre cranberry sparkler recipe and this gluten free mulled wine recipe! They’re both delicious, festive, and great for parties and crowds!

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4 thoughts on “Holiday Cocktail: Spiked Peppermint Espresso Macchiato

  1. angelmerisa23

    This drink sounds right up my alley! Definitely going to be keeping my eye out for this during my next shopping trip. Perfect for when all the little cousins are playing with their new presents on Christmas Day and the adults need some “playtime” too. haha xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

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