7 Festive Holiday Coffee Drinks To Share With Your Friends & Family

 Three holiday coffee drinks.

The holiday season is a special time to treat friends and family with delicious food and drinks. We pulled together our favorite recipes that make delightful Christmas coffee drinks. Every beverage on this list brings joy, warmth, and an energetic boost to this magical time of year. Let’s dive in. 

1. Pumpkin Caramel Latte

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A pumpkin spice latte is a well-known and beloved holiday treat. Consider making the classic extra special with this Pumpkin Caramel Latte recipe. 


  • 2 shots of espresso made with San Francisco Bay Espresso Roast Coffee
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree 
  • 3/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice seasoning
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or almond milk
  • Caramel sauce
  • Ice (if enjoying cold)


  1. Begin by making the pumpkin sauce. Add pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, brewed coffee, and sugar to a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until well combined. 
  2. To prepare your cup, drizzle homemade or store-bought caramel sauce on the inside edges of your favorite mug. 
  3. Add the desired amount of ice, 1/4 cup of pumpkin sauce, and 1 1/2 cups of milk to the cup.
  4. Pull two shots of espresso using your favoriteSan Francisco Bay Espresso Roast. Pour over the top of the milk.
  5. Stir and enjoy!

Special Notes: 

  • If you prefer to enjoy your drink hot, omit the ice and warm your milk. 
  • Extra pumpkin sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. 

2. Pecan Pie Latte

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This Pecan Pie Latte takes a southern classic and jazzes it up with a caffeinated twist, brimming with coffee and comfort.


  • 8 ounces French Roast coffee
  • 1/2 cup milk or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons pecan butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Whipped cream


  1. Begin by making the pecan pie syrup. Add butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pecan butter, and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat on low, stirring well until combined. Remove from heat.
  2. Dip the rim of your favorite mug into the syrup.
  3. Brew 8 ounces of coffee.
  4. Add coffee and 1/4 cup of pecan pie syrup to the mug.
  5. Froth 1/2 cup of milk. Add to drink.
  6. Top with the desired amount of whipped cream.

Special Note:  

Extra syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It can also be used over ice cream, pie, and pancakes!

3. Apple Cinnamon Latte 

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If you are looking to impress apple lovers, look no further. This Apple Cinnamon Latte is a hot toddy, enhanced  with a caffeine boost. 


  • 3 cups apple juice
  • 1/4 orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp whole cloves
  • 3 teaspoons apple pie seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 8 ounces French Roast coffee
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Cinnamon powder 
  • Cinnamon stick (optional)
  • Caramel sauce


  1. To make the apple base, combine and whisk the apple juice, orange juice, whole cloves, sugar, and 1 teaspoon of apple pie seasoning in a small saucepan.
  2. Simmer the apple base on medium heat for approximately 20 minutes.
  3. Remove the apple base from the heat and remove the cloves. Set aside the apple base.
  4. In a small dish or saucer, make the brown sugar spice mixture for the glass rim. Mix together 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 teaspoons of apple pie seasoning.
  5. Pour approximately 2 tablespoons of store-bought or homemade caramel into a small dish or saucer.
  6. First, dip the glass upside down in caramel, then dip the glass in the brown sugar and spice mixture. Set aside.
  7. Brew 8 ounces of coffee. 
  8. Add 1/2 cup of apple base to the coffee.
  9. Froth 1/4 cup milk. Add milk to the drink.
  10. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top. For an extra bit of flare, garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Special Notes: 

Remember, a large amount of the apple base will be left over. The extra base can be used to make lattes a couple of days in a row or to spice up other holiday drinks for all ages. You can also consider adding the apple base to an herbal tea like rooibos or using it to spice up a cozy batch of mulled wine. The possibilities are endless!

4. Toasted White Mocha

Toasted White Mocha

This Toasted White Mocha is a delicious combination of French vanilla coffee, caramel sauce, and white chocolate. With its sweet, indulgent taste, it’s perfect as an after-dinner treat!


  • 2 squares of white baking chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon caramel sauce
  • 8 ounces French Vanilla coffee
  • Milk
  • Whipped cream
  • White chocolate shavings


  1. Measure out the white chocolate and caramel into a mug.
  2. Pour in the hot coffee and mix until fully combined.
  3. Add your preferred amount of milk.
  4. Top with whipped cream and white chocolate shavings.


5. Gingerbread Latte

Gingerbread Latte

For a drink that smells as good as it tastes, make this Gingerbread Latte


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk for steaming
  • 2 shots Fog Chaser espresso 


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add water, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, molasses, and vanilla extract.
  2. Bring to a low boil.
  3. Stir occasionally while allowing syrup to simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. After 5 minutes, remove from heat and transfer syrup to a heat-safe container.
  5. Store in the refrigerator.
  6. Shake well before each use to mix any settled spices at the bottom of the container.
  7. Place 2 tablespoons of gingerbread syrup in a cup.
  8. Brew 2 shots of espresso and pour over syrup. We like to use used our Fog Chaser.
  9. Add steamed milk and garnish with whipped cream.

6. Rosemary Latte

Rosemary Latte

Rosemary is a key ingredient in many savory holiday dishes. Surprise and impress your guests with this delicious Rosemary Latte


  • 1 1/2 cups Barista almond milk (2% works great also)
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 8 ounces French Roast coffee
  • 2 teaspoons monk fruit sweetener blend (or 1 tablespoon sugar) 
  • Ground rosemary (optional)


  1. Begin by making the rosemary-infused milk. Combine milk and rosemary sprigs. Simmer on low heat for 12 minutes.
  2. Remove the rosemary sprigs and place rosemary-infused milk in the refrigerator. 
  3. Brew 8 ounces of coffee using your favorite brewing method.
  4. Stir in 2 teaspoons of a monk fruit sweetener blend or 1 tablespoon of sugar. 
  5. Remove 1/4 cup of the rosemary milk from the refrigerator and froth. 
  6. Add frothed milk to drink
  7. Sprinkle with ground rosemary and enjoy!

Special Note:

The batch of rosemary-infused milk is enough to make about 6 lattes. 

7. Irish Mocha

Irish Mocha

For a silky, boozy, chocolatey treat, look no further than this Irish Mocha recipe. 


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 shots Fog Chaser espresso or 1/2 cup French Roast coffee
  • 1 tablespoon Irish cream syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce


  1. Steam milk, chocolate sauce, and syrup together.
  2. Pour into a tall glass or mug and add espresso.
  3. Spoon a thin layer of foamed milk over the mocha.

Special Notes: 

Add in a shot of whiskey for a boozy holiday beverage. 

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