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Coffee Gives Me The Runs

I’m pleased to introduce to you my friend Jody. I’ve known Jody since high school, where we both dated guys who were best friends. She is not only freaking gorgeous, but she’s nice, too. I’m not sure how gorgeous people are allowed to be hot AND kind, but she won the DNA jackpot. I don’t hate her for it.


Jody makes a whole bunch of cool stuff so when I saw that she makes mugs and wine glasses too, I messaged her and asked her if she could pretty please make me a couple! And she did! Look!


Since Allie wanted me to post the recipe for my boozy coffee, I thought it would be fitting to use one of my new mugs. And since things can get a little hairy by 4pm on a school day, I can’t think of a more appropriate way to sneak in some too-early alcohol than to put it into a coffee. Bam. Snoozy Suzy to Boozy Suzy with the snap of the wrist with nary a phone booth in sight.

This was pre-4pm coffee Snoozy Suzy before I started grinding the beans (I think I won the DNA jackpot too, if the first letter stands for “dork”).


For my afternoon coffee, I like to grind my own beans so that they’re fresh, and I brew my coffee in my French press. I use my Keurig in the morning though because I’m too tired to fuss about in the kitchen while my eyelids are stuck together.


I poured the boiling water over the ground beans and let them make sweet love for 4 minutes (approximately 3 minutes and 45 seconds longer than the first time I… made coffee). While I waited, I poured an ounce of Kahlua into the bottom of my mug, and then topped it with an ounce of Irish cream liqueur (OMG Jody did NOT make this shot glass!!!).



Then I poured the hot coffee over top and filled it up to about an inch below the edge of the mug.


Okay, maybe that’s more than one inch. I like to make room for the whipped cream. If you want to heat things up a bit, don’t be afraid of popping the mug into the micro for 30 seconds or so just because the boozy stuff tends to cool the coffee down quite a bit.


You can top it with maraschino cherries and chocolate syrup (which is what I did last time) but today I felt like caramel sauce and chocolate sprinkles.


And THAT? Is how you get through the shifty hours of the afternoon, where it’s too early to drink tequila in front of your children/coworkers.


If you guys want to get hooked up with a mug (or wine glass, or really anything, she has so much selection), contact Jody through her Facebook page Barn Chick Rustic.

If you could put anything on a coffee mug, what would you write? What about a wine glass?

Boozy coffee? Yes or no?

Did you have a nickname in high school?

I had a few.


{ 24 comments… add one }
  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home December 6, 2016, 5:29 pm

    Haha…I can’t think of anything more clever than you did! Because, well, yes.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 6, 2016, 6:59 pm

      Cheers, Wendy!!!!

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run December 6, 2016, 5:33 pm

    Jody is sone creative! I went to her fb page andesign i of course like all the Christmas signs and the wine glass that says fa la la la la!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 6, 2016, 6:58 pm

      She’s pretty awesome. I keep waiting for a crappy part of her personality to come out but it hasn’t, so I give up.

  • Amy Lauren S. December 6, 2016, 5:56 pm

    I’m going to make this boozy coffee ASAP. Well, not right now because it’s almost 9 PM and I need to get up early in the morning, but I will make it probably tomorrow or Thursday :). Thanks for the recipe and the mugs are super cute!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 6, 2016, 6:57 pm

      No promblemato. It’ll go fantastico with peanut butter M&Ms.

  • Allie December 6, 2016, 6:14 pm

    YES!!! Best post ever!
    Now I need to think of something clever to put on a mug 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 6, 2016, 6:57 pm

      Hey, thanks for the tweet! Or is it a twitter? A twat? LOL. K, I’m actually hilarious.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes December 6, 2016, 6:43 pm

    That coffee sounds so good! I used to drink Baileys often in my coffee during long library research sessions but I never thought about adding Kahula. French press coffee is also the best. Those mugs are super adorable also!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 6, 2016, 6:56 pm

      Baileys is pretty sweet, but Kahlua is even sweeter, so beware of that. I’m not used to drinking my coffee with anything but cream, so it’s a bit of a shock.

  • meredith (The Cookie ChRUNicles) December 7, 2016, 2:37 am

    I love this! and I love how you share a recipe, it’s refreshing to read as compared to reading the same boring recipe posts. so I did have a nickname in high school and my friends from high school still call me by my nickname – doodles. yes. my nickname was doodles and it was cute and it fit and I still turn around if I hear someone randomly say doodles 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 7, 2016, 8:10 am

      Awe, I’m totally going to call you Doodles from now on.

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile December 7, 2016, 4:09 am

    This is great! I try not to drink coffee in the afternoon but I suppose this could work in the morning too…maybe on a weekend since its frowned upon to drink alcohol before going to work

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 7, 2016, 8:09 am

      Ha ha! Yeah… maybe save it for a weekend after a cold morning run!

  • Ana December 7, 2016, 6:42 am

    I’m saving this for Christmas! I will be needing my coffee and my booze by 11 am that day!

    I have a mug that says “Hot and Grumpy” from the Craig Ferguson tour, that is almost as perfect as it gets.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 7, 2016, 8:09 am

      LOL!!!! Hot and Grumpy is such a great thing to put on a mug! I love it!

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 7, 2016, 9:26 am

    My work day would bee 100% better if had 3 or 4 of these to start the day.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 8, 2016, 8:12 am

      It would make for an interesting day, that’s for sure.

  • Susie @ SuzLyfe December 7, 2016, 10:41 am

    I want to share one of these with you, Lady and the Tramp style

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 8, 2016, 8:12 am

      Wouldn’t that be so romantic?

  • Ange // Cowgirl Runs December 7, 2016, 2:19 pm

    Boozy coffee ALL THE WAY!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 8, 2016, 8:07 am

      It’s like a vodka and red bull for grownups!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets December 7, 2016, 2:21 pm

    You making coffee drinking look sexy. Also I’m coming to your place at four during the week.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 8, 2016, 8:07 am

      I’ll put the kettle on!

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