On the recommendation of a co-worker I picked up a bottle of Frangelico this weekend. Frangelico is a hazelnut liquor with a sweet nutty flavor. She enjoyed it in a small glass of almond milk. That sounded delicious but I was looking for something with a little more oomph in it. Something that is more than the equivalent of chocolate milk for adults.
1 oz. hazelnut liquor (Frangelico)
1/2 oz. almond liquor (Disaronno)
1/2 oz. Irish Cream (Baileys)
Combine ingredients into a shaker filled with cracked ice. Shake well. Pour over 1/3 filled rocks glass.
This cocktail is basically candy. Nutty, sweet, creamy, delicious candy. Perfect for sipping on a warm night in the Summer. It probably has less calories than a bowl of ice cream too! It’s a shame the name for this drink is so terrible. I can’t imagine ordering this in a bar.
I look forward to trying out other drinks with Frangelico in them. Though its could enough to drink by itself. It’d make a wonderful digestif!
I ran Bay to Breakers today. I did a fairly good job considering how little (read none) training I did for the run. When it was all over I left the foggy, cool bay and returned to the sunny central valley and Davis. It was warm, I was hot, and I had a long week of work coming up. The Mudslide seemed like a nice cocktail to drink on the porch as I watched the sun set.
1 oz. coffee liquor
1 oz. Irish cream liquor
1 oz. vodka (or Irish whiskey for a McSlide)
Combine ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly. Swirl chocolate syrup along sides of a Martini or Hurricane glass. Strain drink into glass.
These were delicious but they were also boozy. Or I’m still not hydrated enough after having run 7.4 miles today. I made a Mudslide and a McSlide, the latter has Irish whiskey in it instead of vodka. Both of the cocktails are tasty, they make great desserts, but I preferred the McSlide. The Irish whiskey adds a delicious butterscotch flavor to the cocktail. Both are good though.
Fall is here! That means either hot cocktails or appropriately Fall-ish cocktails. I was somewhat stumped as to what that entailed outside of hot toddies or Irish coffee until D reminded me that we’ve got this fabulous book, Fresh from the Market, that is full of seasonal recipes, including cocktails! I turned to the Fall section and looked over the cocktail recipes. This one stood out!
Combine Irish cream liquor, vodka, and pumpkin syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake with ice and strain into martini glass. garnish with grated nutmeg.
As you can see from the picture of the we didn’t have fresh nutmeg so I ended up just sprinkling some of the spice over the drinks. Also, in the future D and I would like to take a stab at infusing vodka ourselves (vanilla, raspberry, pumpkin, etc.) but we just didn’t have time to do that this week before I made the cocktails… Maybe next time. Anyway, these cocktails taste amazing! Sweet, sugary, pumpkiny bliss! I’m not joking when I say this cocktail could take the place of dessert! I only made one for the each of us that we drank pre-dinner but both of us were immediately talking about making two more after dinner! By far the best cocktail I’ve made during this project.
If you’re looking for some seasonal fun with your cocktails you can’t go wrong with a Pumpkin Patch! If the rest of the seasonal cocktails I find are as good as this one I won’t end up pining for summer!