Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Iced Irish-ish Coffee

The inspiration for this drink came from Corey and Lindsay, a couple of friends of mine from across the pond. The two of them are recently engaged, and at their engagement party they served these iced Irish coffees which just sounded amazing, and I knew I had to make something like that. It's not exactly an Irish coffee, because I didn't add whiskey - I guess you could call it an Irish-ish coffee. (But you don't have to.) Either way, these are just the best. Usually, as a rule, I don't have a drink before 11am, but for these smooth operators I'm willing to make an exception.
Start with some quality coffee. Grind your beans (wink) and grab a cafetiere. If something's worth doing it's worth doing right, especially where booze is concerned. Let it brew and then leave the coffee to cool down completely - otherwise when you add the ice it will melt and dilute your Joe, which is a big no-no.
You know what you're doing here. Hopefully all I'm doing with these pictures is tempting you to wake up tomorrow morning, call in sick, go out and buy a bottle of Baileys and have the best day ever.
Sure, you could make this drink without rum and I'm pretty certain that it would still taste delicious. But I don't take risks, and neither should you. Just half a shot for warmth. And another half for luck.
Shake it up some and pour over ice into a tumbler. You could stop right here and enjoy the drink if you want to. But I don't want to.
Hit it with some double cream poured over a teaspoon, and a few chocolate shavings. Now that's what I'm talking about. Hell, it kinda makes me want to get engaged again. 

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