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Warm & Delicious Spiked Choco-Coffee & People Who Sleep At IKEA

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Warm & Delicious Spiked Choco-Coffee will definitely warm your winter soul with some special fuzzy feelings!  Amarula, vodka, Grand Marnier, hot chocolate, and coffee.  Top it with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and a sprinkle of hot chocolate for your extra fancy self!  It’s guaranteed to kick your booty, send you smilin’ to the stars, and is simply incredibly tasty. Bored of your typical spiked coffees?  Give this one a whirl and I promise you’ll be going for round 2!  How was this cocktail created? IKEA. Yes, that is my answer. Whatever do I mean?  Well, let the tale begin…

Since I’ve had a baby and the air quality in Beijing can ruin weekends, I don’t really go out anymore.  If you are reading this and you know me I have no doubt you’re in total and utter disbelief!  ðŸ˜‰ I got super excited when I made plans with my Beijing bestie, Alana.  What were we going to do on this fine Saturday afternoon?  Go to IKEA together.  Seriously, I was teeming with excitement for 2 weeks leading up to this Saturday.  We both needed to stock up on supplies.  Also, I have always wanted to go back to IKEA with my camera (not just my iPhone) to take pictures of the countless individuals sleeping, yes, full out sleeping, on the display beds at this fine establishment.  Once, there was even a family eating their own noodles in an IKEA kitchen display. I sh#% you not.  Last year, a rumor went around stating IKEA had banned people in China from sleeping on their furniture. However, it was just that, a rumor. Learning that the thrill of a good nap was still alive & kickin’, I told Alana we had to go there with my Canon and a super yummy and strong cocktail to further our entertainment value.  We did it, and it was AWESOME! We walked around, took pics, drank our Warm & Delicious Spiked Choco-Coffee, got pretty toasted, pretended to sleep on beds, and shopped.  The two of us definitely came home with more than a few unnecessary items and a bit of a stumble!

If you want to have an amazing day at a Chinese IKEA, I strongly suggest drinking a Warm & Delicious Spiked Choco-Coffee. Obviously, many of you reading this blog do not live in China, so for you, I strongly suggest this tasty libation next time you have a nice cold day with a friend over.  Perhaps Google people sleeping in beds at IKEA for your entertainment as well.  Sip, slurp, get your buzz on, pink up those cheeks, and enjoy!

The first set of pictures below are the ones of the lovely IKEA adventure. Please keep scrolling to see the Warm & Delicious Spiked Choco-Coffee pictures and recipe!

Rough day? Why not have cat nap on a couch in IKEA...ahhh...

Rough day? Why not have cat nap on a couch in IKEA…ahhh…

Alana with spiked coffee in hand pretending to be a fellow IKEA sleeper. When in Rome!

Alana with spiked coffee in hand pretending to be a fellow IKEA sleeper. When in Rome!

"This could be my office." Oh wait! I'm in IKEA!

“This could be my office.” Oh wait! I’m in IKEA!

And another one...

And another one…

And another one...

And another one…

And another one... (too cute)!

And another one… (too cute)!

Those who sleep at IKEA together, stay together...

Those who sleep at IKEA together, stay together…

This is the sign on the toilet in the display bathroom's in IKEA so that people do not mistakenly use them. God bless...

This is the sign on the toilets in the display bathrooms in IKEA so that people do not mistakenly use them. God bless…

Dining Hall at Beijing's IKEA. Packed all the time!

Dining Hall at Beijing’s IKEA. Packed all the time!

Warm & Delicious Spiked Choco-Coffee

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Warm & Delicious Spiked Choco-Coffee
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Warm & Delicious Spiked Choco-Coffee is a hot chocolate coffee featuring three liquors. Enjoy this winter warmer!
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 1/4 tsp Grand Marnier
  2. 1-2 ounces Amarula (or Bailey's)
  3. 1 ounce vodka
  4. 1 tsp hot chocolate powder (more for a garnish if you'd like)
  5. Hot coffee
  6. Whipped cream (optional)
  7. Chocolate Shavings (optional)
  1. Fill your mug of choice with coffee - about 3/4 full
  2. Pour in your 3 liquors and hot chocolate powder - stir well
  3. Optional: Garnish with a nice heaping of whipped cream, top with chocolate shavings, and sprinkle with hot coco powder
  1. I truly prefer Amarula to Bailey's for this drink. Do not operate heavy machinery while drinking or soon afterwards!
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    March 5, 2016

    As it was snowing in New York yesterday, I felt the urge to make these immediately. They look delicious and I will definitely try them this weekend as it has yet to warm up. Love the pictures and still laughing about people “vacationing” for the day in IKEA!!!

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      March 7, 2016

      They are a real booty kicker! So yummy! Honestly, I should’ve taken you and Lisa to IKEA when you were here visiting. It should be on the tourist sites of attractions to see in Beijing. 🙂

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    March 10, 2016

    This “cocoa” looks too good to be true. Can’t wait to try it!

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      March 10, 2016

      Adult cocoa is the best cocoa!

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      March 19, 2016

      It has been so much fun thus far. Thank you, Willette!

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    March 22, 2016

    Best. IKEA. Trip. Ever! Can’t wait to indulge in that amazing coffee cocktail again soon. Return trip??

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      March 22, 2016

      It really was an incredibly amazing day! And yes, I foresee another trip, done the same way again before I leave this crazy place. It’s a must!

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    June 20, 2016

    Oh no! Thank you for letting me know!

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    June 3, 2017

    I really enjoyed reading this Post. Keep up your good Work.

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