Shakers One and Two would like to wish all of our friends a safe and happy drinky day. And while neither of us are really much for the whole green beer thing, we somehow found a way to put a little Irish in our evening.
The Irish Coffee Martini
3 ozs strong brewed coffee, cooled
2 ozs whiskey
1 oz vodka
1/2 oz simple syrup (or use raw sugar/brown sugar in the cocktail shaker if you prefer)
Heavy cream whipped with about a teaspoon of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons Baileys
Apologies for the poor photo quality, but Shaker One was too anxious to taste this to fool around with fancy photo taking.
I love Irish Coffee. This is all that is right about a perfect Irish Coffee but chilled. The vodka takes a bit of the whiskey bite out without losing the flavor. The Baileys give the heavy cream topping an amazing depth. I over whipped the cream here, which doesn’t make for a pretty drink. But it tastes amazing. You can either sip it as is and the coffee part grabs some of the cream with each sip, or stir it up for a drink that Starbucks can only dream of serving.
Thankfully St. Patrick’s Day comes only once a year, or these would become a dangerous habit.
Shaker One gives this 4 3/4 olives.
Now go find your leprechaun!