All buzz, no booze: our favorite holiday coffee mocktails!

It’s time to celebrate! With the holidays approaching, we thought this would be a great time to share our favorite coffee mocktails. Adapted from holiday classics like eggnog, Irish coffee, and the much-beloved martini, these four fabulous mocktails encapsulate the festive feeling and flavors of the holidays and still let you fulfill your role as designated driver.


The Snowy Plover

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A San Francisco native, this sweet, licorice-flavored mocktail recipe is adapted from Andytown Roaster’s beloved absinthe-based cocktail. To make this festive number, you’ll need espresso or strongly brewed dark coffee, simple syrup, and whipped cream. Given the sweetness of the simple syrup, we recommend making this with an Espresso Blend or sweeter French Roast coffee. For QB coffee goers, we suggest trying this with Seattle Express or Espresso Joe.


Non alcoholic Irish Coffee

Sweet, smooth, strong, and flavor-packed, this Non alcoholic Irish Coffee recipe brilliantly captures the flavor and texture of a classic Irish coffee. Using strongly brewed coffee, brown sugar, and non-alcoholic rum extract, this robust drink only takes minutes to prepare and minutes to drink so, you may want to double-up! We recommend making this mocktail with a rich, bright coffee, such as Nicaraguan or Costa Rican, roasted to French or Italian shade.


Cindy’s Drunken Sober Coffee Eggnog

Cindy’s take on this Christmas classic calls for a shot of bourbon but tastes just as great without it. Made with coffee, eggnog, cinnamon sugar, and a pinch of nutmeg, this creamy, frothy delectable drink takes about 5 minutes to prepare and is well worth the effort. If you are looking for that rich bourbon aroma and don’t want the alcohol, try making this with our Whisky Aged Coffee or Broad Street Bourbon flavored non-alcoholic coffee.


Peppermint Mocha Mocktini

Made with cocoa powder, coffee, peppermint and vanilla extracts, sugar, salt, and crushed candy cane, this mouth-watering, melted-candy mocktail recipe is the best of Christmas flavors drizzled into a sexy martini glass. We recommend using espresso or a rich, silky, strongly-brewed French Roast in this recipe. Coffees with strong chocolate tones, such as Peruvians and Colombians, also work well.

Want more? Check out our coffee cocktails, most of which can be made without the alcohol, or consider an alcohol-flavored, alcohol-free flavored coffee, such as Irish Cream, Lil’ Rhody Rum, or Kahlua & Cream. If you have any questions about keeping the flavor in virgin versions of our cocktails, please email us at info@thequeenbean.com and we’ll do our best to help you find a great substitute.

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