Irish Creamery Cocktail

Irish Creamery Coffee

Our favorite breakfast place in town added an array of brunch cocktails to their menu. While I’m not usually in the mood for a cocktail at 10 a.m., as I glanced down the list one caught my eye – Irish Creamery.

Irish Creamery Coffee

A blend of Baileys, hot chocolate, and coffee, this drink was begging me to order it. So I caved. When it arrived I took a cautious sip, then immediately fell in love! It was warm and rich in flavor – perfect to enjoy on a cold winter morning.

Irish Creamery Coffee

While I’m not going to make it a habit of ordering a cocktail with breakfast, I have added the Irish Creamery to my after dinner drink list! Though I admit, this would be a fun cocktail to make when hosting a brunch party!

Irish Creamery Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. coffee
  • ½ c. hot chocolate
  • 1 shot Baileys

Directions:

  • Stir the coffee, hot chocolate and Baileys together
  • Pour into a coffee mug
  • Enjoy!

 

Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini

Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini

I know what you are thinking, “Frozen hot in winter?! She must be crazy.” Well, you might be right, but keep an open mind! With a shot of baileys or crème de menthe, this frozen drink still has the ability to warm you up. Plus, as a hostess this drink offers the benefit of combining an after dinner drink with dessert. And we all know what that means – fewer dishes and more time to spend with guests.

Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini

While frozen hot chocolate martinis are fun to serve at a party, they are just as delicious to eat out of a bowl while watching a movie. Just skip the martini glass and shot of alcohol and you have yourself a quick, one-bowl dessert that you can enjoy any time you are craving something sweet.

Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini

Frozen Hot Chocolate Martini

Ingredients:

*This is for one serving.

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 Tbs hot chocolate mix
  • 1 shot crème de menthe or baileys (Optional)
  • 1 Pirouette

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl or blender, combine the ice cream, hot chocolate mix and crème de menthe/baileys (optional).
  2. Stir until smooth.
  3. Spoon the ice cream mixture into a martini glass and top with a pirouette

Mulled Apple Cider

Mulled Cider

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner? Surprise your guests with this warm mulled cider cocktail! It’s a simple recipe, and if that wasn’t a big enough bonus, it also leaves your house smelling of warm spices.

Mulled Cider

Want to make this kid-friendly? Simply skip the rum! The rich flavors of the mulled spices will still make this warm beverage a family favorite. Next on the list to try – mulled wine! I have a feeling that may make an appearance at our Christmas party!

Mulled Cider

Mulled Apple Cider

Ingredients:

  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 C. rum

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a large pot on the stove
  2. Simmer for 45-60 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and strain out the cinnamon sticks, cloves and orange slices
  4. Serve warm or cold!