Spiked Dunkin coffee - what a way to ease into happy hour!

Dunkin has officially released a range of teas and coffees blended with alcohol to help you shake up your parties.

So what are Dunkin Donuts Spiked drinks, and do they live up to the hype?

  • Dunkin Spiked drinks are alcoholic flavored malt drinks with coffee and tea
  • There are four iced coffee flavors and four iced tea flavors to choose from
  • Dunkin's Spiked Drinks were launched in September 2023 and are available in a range of can and pack sizes
  • The iced coffees have a 6% ABV while the iced teas have a 5% ABV
  • You can buy them in packs online and in grocery stores across the US

What Exactly Are Dunkin Spiked Drinks?

The Dunkin Spiked range is a series of four coffee and four tea flavors with a small amount of alcohol blended in.

These are flavored malt beverages, meaning that their alcohol comes from a fermented base of hops, barley, and sugar.

The Dunkin Spiked iced coffee flavors (At 6% ABV):

  • Original
  • Caramel
  • Mocha
  • Vanilla

The Dunkin Spiked teas flavors (At 5% ABV):

  • Slightly Sweet
  • Half & Half
  • Strawberry Dragonfruit
  • Mango Pineapple

Where To Buy Dunkin Spiked Drinks?

It is important to note that Dunkin Spiked drinks will not be available in their restaurants. You can find your nearest Spiked Dunkin retailer on their site locator.

Dunkin Spiked iced tea was initially launched in late August, while Dunkin Spiked coffee was just released in early September.

You can currently pick some up for yourself at certain grocery and package stores in:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Vermont
Person Trying All Dunkin Spiked Dunkin Coffee And Iced Tea Drinks

You can currently get the following packs:

  • Iced Coffee Mixed Pack
  • Iced Tea Mixed Pack
  • Original Iced Coffee
  • Slightly Sweet Iced Tea
  • Half & Half Iced Tea

In the following sizes:

  • Mixed 12-pack
  • 12 ounce 4-pack
  • 12 ounce 6-pack
  • Single-serve 19.2-ounce cans

Now For The Fun Part! How Do They Actually Taste?

As I drove my two cases of Spiked drinks home, I wondered how they would taste.

I love coffee and tea, but I am not a malty alcohol kind of person, so I had some reservations going in.

Although I have a notorious sweet tooth, even I have my limits - would they be too sweet even for me?

How strong would the alcohol taste be?

There was only one way to find out.

1. Dunkin Spiked Coffees

Spiked Original

On cracking a cold Original open, I was hit with a strong coffee smell - we were off to a good start.

However, my first few sips were very sugar- and alcohol-forward, with the coffee waiting until the sip was over to show itself.

I enjoyed the vanilla and chocolate elements, but they were often lost in the poorly balanced sweetness and alcohol.

Spiked Caramel

From the first sip, the Caramel was a very sweet and rich hit of coffee with notes of burnt sugar and toffee. Caramel became more of an aftertaste than a harmonious note in a symphony.

The mouthfeel was also somehow syrupy compared to the other coffees I tried, which I did not love.

Overall, the Caramel was okay, but it would not be my first choice.

Dunkin Spiked Coffee Drinks

Spiked Mocha

My love of coffee started as a teenager when I began drinking mochas. I still get an occasional mocha when I’m feeling indulgent and could not wait to see how this would taste.

There was a strong chocolatey scent on opening the can that I enjoyed.

The first few sips were intensely sweet with a hint of coffee bitterness that blended well with the background alcohol taste. The mouthfeel was thinner than the others, which was also a big plus.

Overall, the Mocha did the best job of balancing and blending the flavors out of the coffee Spiked range. This was my favorite of all the Spiked iced coffees.

Spiked Vanilla

Vanilla lattes are a big hit in my house, so this was another one I was very curious about.

The Vanilla was strong and sweet, almost like a creamy White Russian or vanilla liqueur. The coffee taste was not particularly strong, but I did not mind the subtlety.

Overall, the Vanilla also did a better job at balancing things out but just lost out to the Mocha for me.

2. Spiked Dunkin Iced Teas

Slightly Sweet

If you love a hard iced tea like I do, you will love the Slightly Sweet.

Despite its namesake, each sip was definitely on the sweeter side but gave a more mellow alcoholic flavor.

This inoffensive and straightforward spiked tea had a nice balance of black tea and lemon with a pleasant tea aftertaste that felt refreshing.

Half & Half

Half & Half is an even split between lemonade and black tea that really works.

Something about it reminds me of an Arnold Palmer with just a little more sourness than the previous flavor.

Half & Half packs a punch while remaining refreshing and light on the alcohol taste.

Just keep an eye on how much you’re drinking - I can imagine it being all too easy to go through quite a few without noticing.

Dunkin Spiked Dunkin Iced Tea Drinks

Strawberry Dragonfruit

The Refreshers drinks of the same name inspire both the Strawberry Dragonfruit and the Mango Pineapple flavors.

Admittedly, the shockingly fuschia color did put me off initially. However, this sweet and refreshing drink was perfectly bright and fruity without tasting too artificial.

The taste reminded me of a strawberry margarita, which was an absolute win. 

The Strawberry Dragonfruit was my absolute favorite flavor across both lines.

Mango Pineapple

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love mango and cocktails, so you know that I had to try the Mango Pineapple out.

This vibrant drink was light and tropical, perfectly balancing the fruit, tea, and alcohol flavors. Many similar drinks attempt to bring those vacay vibes, but this is one of the few that nails it.

That said, it just lost out to the Strawberry Dragonfruit for the top spot.


Final Words - Would You Try Dunkin’ Spiked?

Dunkin has finally muscled their way into the Ready To Drink alcohol scene with mixed results. Curious to see what they are like?

Give the Spiked line a try and see which deserves room in the cooler at your next party.

Chloe Page

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Chloe Page
A lifelong mocha fan, Chloe is an award-winning writer with over eight years’ experience weaving words. Her journey in the coffee industry is highlighted by extensive research and interviews with coffee experts. In her moments of relaxation, you'll often find her sipping on Bird and Blend tea, thoughtfully scribbling in her notebook.

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