A quickie to kick off the New Year.
Some rough days last year. I came home, still deep in my love of Irish Cream, and plopped a freshly-purchased Creme de Cacao on the table. I'd been trying a lot of recipes around that time (ammunition for this blog and for my own education), and I just wanted to make something tasty. But I was exhausted, and I opted out that time.
And many times to come.
Why? Because it isn't healthy to drink when you're sad, and no one wants to become dependent on drinking to function. ...That's the definition of alcoholism. And that's not, or will ever be, what this personal pursuit is.
Fast-forward a few months and I'm finishing up my latest Lore Drop and I've got a hankering for some chocolate mint goodness. So, while taking eyeball measurements, I try some Amaretto with Cacao and Menthe. It's magic, so I try it with Irish Cream. Suddenly, this is fun again, and I jam out the following:
Random Recipe - The Knight Cap
1 oz Creme de Cacao
1/2 oz Amaretto
1/4 oz Creme de Menthe
3 oz Irish Cream
3 oz Vanilla Almond Milk
**Stir well and serve over ice for a splendid night cap.
Now, revisiting a number of successes from last year calls forward another favorite that I'll put here for your enjoyment, as otherwise it has no home.
Homeless Recipe - Irish Goblin
1/2 oz Vanilla Vodka
1/2 oz Creme de Menthe
2 oz Irish Cream
Stay warm, snowdrops.
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