Cocktails and Movies “12 Days of Christmas Cocktails” #11: Piping Hot Grand Coffee

By Tim Barley

On the 11th day of Christmas, 11 PIPERS brought in some great PIPING hot coffee…

Cocktails and Movies 12 days of Christmas Cocktails - 11 pipers piping grand coffeeBrrrrrr! If you’re in the Midwest today, it’s C-O-L-D! With a current temperature as I write this at 10:15 a.m. of only 11 degrees and a forecast high of 18, plus the added energy drain of rough housing with four pre-teens (I’m kidding! I love them to death!), I have very little energy. BUT, Cocktails and Movies must go on!

Luckily, these great 11 pipers happened by today, just piping away in the snow and ice. And they had the greatest coffee that they shared with me before heading on their way to pipe to the rest of the neighborhood! Actually, this recipe comes once again from the good people at So, sit back and enjoy some great, hot caffeine and some liquor as we give you a second coffee drink for these “12 Days of Christmas Cocktails” with the…

11 Pipers Piping Hot Grand Coffee


  • 1 oz Grand Marnier, warmed
  • 3 oz Hot brewed coffee
  • 3/4 oz Brown sugar syrup (1 part brown sugar, 1 part water), if desired
  • Whipped cream


  • Pour all the ingredients into a mug or heat-proof highball glass and stir.
  • Spoon about 2 tbsp of whipped cream on top.

There! Not too hard and you should have all the ingredients readily available if you’re in the Christmas spirit already. This cocktail will no only warm you up, but it will supply you with all the caffeine you need in order to wrap all those presents you haven’t had a chance to wrap yet. (In my case, that’s ALL of them…) So, make yourself a cocktail, enjoy this Christmas Eve and check back later today or on Facebook/Twitter as we share our 10 most favorite Christmas movies!

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