In Honor of National Espresso Day, Here Are 10 Fancy Coffee Drinks to Celebrate With

November 23 is National Espresso Day, and we don't hate that at all. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we are down to celebrate just about any kind of edible around these parts, espresso included. A bit tired? These 10 drinks can help. We have a cayenne-bedecked Mexican mocha, a boozed-up coffee and rum milkshake, a DIY Irish cream recipe, and an at-home PSL (ah-hem, pumpkin spice latte, for those of you not down with this particular acronym). All your dreams have come true, and they're full of caffeine. Cheers to this great holiday. Espresso — we salute you!

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Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

This DIY Irish cream liqueur from How Sweet It Is is a fun little project with a tasty endgame. Mix a bit of this up with a hot shot of espresso and celebrate!

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Spicy Mexican Mocha

With its big pinch of cayenne pepper, this Mexican mocha from A Spicy Perspective is not messing around. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, and plenty of cream make this espresso drink extra special.

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Boozy Affogato

Want to indulge but can't decide between sweets, coffee, and booze? The good news is that you don't have to — just recreate this boozed-up affogato by Wild Greens and Sardines. Start with a scoop of vanilla gelato, then pour hot espresso and hazelnut-flavored Frangelico liqueur on top, and sprinkle with cacao nibs. Congrats. You are now invincible.

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Holiday Cheer Eggnog Latte

Step up your everyday latte game with this eggnog edition from Savory Sweet Life. Pierced with a double shot of espresso and then filled to the brim with creamy, dreamy eggnog, this drink is naughty and nice.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte: The great pioneer of fall-flavored beverages. The hero. The heavyweight. The legend. Now all that raw power can be yours to have and to hold, right in the comfort of your own home. Just check out this recipe from A Pastry Affair.

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Mocha Java Milkshakes

What makes espresso even better? Let's go with ice cream, cocoa, whipped cream topping, and at least a handful of chocolate chips. Feeling very irresponsible? Own that feeling with this mocha milkshake from Damn Delicious.

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Coffee and Rum Milkshake with Salty Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans

Let's get hyper and a little tipsy. These loaded-up/boozed-up coffee and rum milkshakes from A Cozy Kitchen are saturated with deliciousness. Garnish them with salty chocolate-covered coffee beans and call it a day — a very good day.

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Irish Coffee Shooters

Thank goodness for the Irish. And thank goodness for Jameson. Because of them, these Irish coffee shooters from Family Fresh Cooking are a thing. So tasty. And so damn cute. Cheers.

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Coconut Coffee Shake

This coconut coffee shake from Green Kitchen Stories is sweetened simply with none other than a ripe banana. The banana is blended with brewed espresso, coconut milk, nut butter, and (whoa!) cardamom. The recipe serves two, which means you can share with a friend. Alternatively, you can drink it all yourself.

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Ultra Creamy Mocha Hot Cocoa

This vegan/Paleo hot cocoa from Oh She Glows will give you the coffee lift you crave — and without all the stuff you don't. Prepared with creamy coconut milk and laced with a heavy hand of sweet maple syrup, this mocha hot cocoa is a great way to celebrate just about anything.

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