Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bottoms Up: Get in the St. Patty's Day "Spirit"

This one is especially for coffee lovers..
Irish Coffee

1-1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey
2 sugar cubes
Freshly-brewed coffee, dark roast
Homemade whipped cream
Ground cinnamon, optional

Brew a pot of your favorite dark roast coffee. Whip up heavy cream until firm, but not stiff. Do not sweeten. Heat your Irish Coffee glasses by filling them with hot water. (Always serve hot drinks in a preheated glass.)
In the heated glass, dissolve 2 sugar cubes in the fresh brewed coffee. Add Irish Whiskey. Top with a dollop of freshly-whipped cream, and for an extra kick sprinkle cinammon on top.
Try substituting your favorite spirits and liqueurs for the Irish Whiskey.
Always serve with a napkin for dabbing whipped cream moustache.
Don't serve with straws as the trick is to sip the hot coffee through the chilled whipped cream.

I'm a Martini Lover..
Baileys Irish Martini

3 1/2 oz. Baileys Irish cream
3/4 oz. Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
Shot of strong, cold coffee
Chocolate sprinkles

Drop some ice cubes into a shaker and pour over Baileys. Add Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey, then a shot of strong cold coffee. Shake vigorously and serve in a martini glass. Garnish with chocolate sprinkles.
For more St. Patricks Day Recipes head over to Fine Living


A Blissful Nest said...

I could use that Irsh Coffee one right now!

1 Funky Woman said...

Yummy, I love them both. I might need to have green beer tonight! Happy St. Patty's Day!