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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Nutty Irishman

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day I had a sore throat and the start of a cold, so I didn't indulge in any celebratory beverages, if you know what I mean. Not that anyone at our house
really indulges, but it's nice to have a glass of wine or an after dinner drink, especially during celebrations. I was particularly dissappointed that I didn't feel like indulging because my mom brought over a ginormous (it really is a word now) bottle of Frangelico. This lovely, hazelnutty liquor is one of those things that I just don't buy for myself. Very indulgent.

I do plan to indulge on New Year's Eve, however, and since that lovely bottle stayed over for a long visit, along with his friend, Bailey's Irish Cream, I will be enjoying a Nutty Irishman. A Nutty Irishman is just a simple one-to-one combination of Frangelico and Bailey's, served over ice, but it is lovely to savor. I think, technically, it's an after dinner drink, but I suppose if you're not eating dinner, you can drink it any time! I've seen variations on this drink, some with cream, some served in coffee, but this is the way we drink it.

Nutty Irishman

1 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream
1 oz. Frangelico

Pour liquors into an Old Fashioned, over ice and stir. Mmmmm.

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Deborah said...

Nutty Irishmen? I've got enough of them around! ;-) Sounds yummy though - I love that kind of thing. If you like bailey's you should try Sheridan's when you next need a bottle - it's very similar, but I think a bit tastier and definitely a unique bottle experience! Happy New Year!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Deborah -- I just knew that you would have a comment -- I'm sure you don't need anyomore nutty Irishmen, but if you're going to have one, this is the kind to have!!

I'm guessing Baileys is not really very popular in Ireland -- just like we erroneously think you all eat Corned Beef and Cabbage.

Deborah said...

Actually it's quite popular indeed! It didn't used to be. My parents generation would scorn it, but it's quite popular with people in their late twenties to early forties. It's so good - how could it not be? ;-)