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Buttered Toffee Cocktail-Amaretto-Kahlua-Irish Cream

This delicious Buttered Toffee Cocktail is a creamy chilled cocktail that is perfect for a holiday event, winter nightcap, or bunko night. Bringing together Kahlua coffee liqueur, Baileys Irish cream liqueur, Amaretto liqueur and high quality heavy cream for a silky smooth dessert drink finished with a caramel on top.

This drink is truly decadent and deserves a spot on your holiday cocktail menu.

Buttered Toffee Irish Cream
Buttered toffee Irish Cream

How can I serve a Buttered Toffee Cocktail?

This drink can made as a straight mixer like we have done, as a classy martini topped with a chocolate drizzle, or as a full dessert experience in a sugar or salt rimmed glass with toffee sprinkles. The Buttered Toffee cocktail is perfect served alongside a dessert board of delicate cookies or holiday fudge.

Watch our video tutorial for how to make this delicious mixed toffee drink

More Kahlua drinks and other cocktails

Coffee liqueur, butterscotch, Amaretto and Baileys original Irish cream work well together in drinks. Pair them with other ingredients to make a wide variety of cocktails perfect for the holiday season.

Amaretto cocktails like the Buttered Toffee and our Amaretto Sour recipe warm the soul with a hint of sweet almond.

Buttered Toffee Cocktail Amaretto Drink

Alcohol For Buttered Toffee
Liqueurs needed for this Fall Cocktail

Alcohol Ingredients

TIP: For a more butterscotch flavor substitute Dekuper Buttershots or other butterscotch liqueur for the Kahlua.

Non Alcoholic Ingredients

  • whole milk
  • heavy cream
  • a caramel

How do I make a Buttered Toffee Cocktail?

This mixed drink is a combination of Amaretto liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua coffee liqueur, milk and a bit of heavy cream for a decadent chilled holiday cocktail. Below you can follow our visual walkthrough for this recipe.

Instructions to make the Buttered Toffee Cocktail

  • Pour ice into a cocktail shaker
  • Add all ingredients into the cocktail shaker
  • Shake the shaker for 30-60 seconds
  • Fill a whiskey glass half full with ice
  • Pour cocktail over ice
  • Garnish with a caramel skewered on a long pick
  • Suspend garnish over glass

Can I omit the heavy cream in a Buttered Toffee Cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the heavy cream for lighter half and half, or omit it completely for a very light drink. Just keep in mind the sweetness and alcohol flavor of the drink will become more noticeable without the creamy element.

Garnish ideas for the Buttered Toffee Cocktail

We kept it simple with a caramel square because this is such a sweet, filling drink on its own. However, if you are looking to up the decadency or visual impact of this drink we are sharing our favorite ideas for garnishes you could try below.

  • Rim the glass with sugar and toffee crumbles, or salt for a salty and sweet dance
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce
  • Serve with a Piroline creme filled cookie
  • Top with whipped cream and salted butterscotch or Heath candy crumbles
  • Serve over coffee ice cubes to intensify the coffee element and prevent the drink from becoming watered down

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Buttered Toffee Irish Cream Drink
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Buttered Toffee Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This delicious butter toffee cocktail is the perfect warm and smooth drink for a chilly fall or winter evening. Serve it with a caramel on top and you have a beautiful and decadent cocktail for a gathering.


  • 1 oz Amaretto Liqueur
  • 1 oz Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 oz Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1.5 oz Milk
  • 1 oz Heavy cream


  1. Pour ice into a cocktail shaker
  2. Add all ingredients into the cocktail shaker
  3. Shake the shaker for 30-60 seconds
  4. Fill a whiskey glass half full with ice
  5. Pour cocktail over ice
  6. Garnish with a caramel skewered on a long pick
  7. Suspend garnish over glass


If you want a stronger butterscotch flavor, swap out the Kahlua for Butterscotch Liqueur.

For a garnish, I use square caramels and bore a hole through the middle before skewering with a long bamboo pick.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 484Trans Fat 0gFiber 0g

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This delicious buttered toffee cocktail is a creamy smooth drink for a chilly fall or winter evening. Serve it with a caramel on top.

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