So, I decided to crack open that bottle of Bailey’s a little early this year for the kick off of St. Patrick’s Day.
The Nutty Irishman is one of my favorite after dinner drinks to have when we’re out to eat. We’ve been going to this one Italian restaurant for years and have come to know the owner pretty well. Usually after dinner he has the waiter come over and ask us if we’d like an after dinner drink on the house. Not one to turn a free drink down, a Nutty Irishman is usually what I end up ordering. It’s kind of dessert-like, it has a little sweetness from the Bailey’s, so I can get a two for one by ordering this drink and having my dessert in a glass.
I don’t normally make them at home, but after making them today, I’m not sure why I don’t because they’re really easy to make.
I’ve seen a few recipes for Nutty Irishman that are served warm with the addition of coffee. Which would be great except that I’m not a coffee drinker, so I had to come up with a different way to make it. My solution was to add a shot of Kaluha so that you get the coffee flavor without actualy adding the coffee.
It also makes it a little more boozy, which is always good too. I hope you try one of these drinks at home tonight!
- 1 oz. of Bailey's Irish Cream
- 1 oz. of Frangelica
- 1 oz. of Kaluha
- 1 oz. of heavy cream
- Shake all the ingredients on a cocktail shaker and serve on the rocks.
- Garnish with melon or whipped cream.