disclosure: thank you, five farms for providing the irish cream liquor featured in today’s post. as per usual, all opinions are my own!
as the weather changes in the pacific northwest, my energy levels seemingly decline. after work, i lack the motivation to do much other than watch an episode of tv and prepare for bed. (daylight savings hasn’t helped either—it’s now dark before 5:00pm.) on weekends, i also crave relaxation. curling up with a cozy blanket and new book in hand—is there anything better?
however, in an effort to welcome the upcoming holiday season—i can’t wait—i thought it would be fun to share two of my favorite cocktail recipes! i have to admit, i’ve also enjoyed putting together my bar cart. i recently picked one up on sale at world market, along with a few other kitchen essentials. bar-cart accessories to accompany delicious drinks? yes, please!
the recipes i’m sharing are simple, tasty, and require few ingredients. (i love easy-to-follow recipes.) you can throw them together on the fly. these drinks are perfect to serve to guests during—and after—the holidays. a special thank you to five farms irish cream for providing the liquor used in both drink recipes!
irish chocolate truffle martini:
(prep time 2–3 minutes)
3 ounces five farms irish cream liquor
1 ounce 360 double chocolate flavored vodka
martini shaker and glass
in your martini shaker, add ice, five farms, and 360 double chocolate vodka. shake until chilled. pour into martini glass. (optional: garnish with chocolate shavings.) enjoy!
irish cream cold brew:
(prep time 2–3 minutes)
3.5 ounces five farms irish cream liquor
7 ounces cold-brew coffee
in tall glass, add your ice, coffee, and five farms irish cream. stir ingredients with spoon until evenly mixed. (optional: add a dollop of whipped cream.) enjoy!
photos by jenn from hello rigby
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if you’re like me and craving delicious fall food and drinks, i encourage you to try both recipes asap! they’re great to serve during brunch with friends or following dinner. (i would love to try a variation of the irish cream cold brew with hot coffee.) additional quick drink recipes, featuring five farms irish cream, can be found here.
have you tried five farms irish cream? if so, what are some of your favorite recipes? send them my way!
(also pictured, jenn’s adorable shiba inu, rigby)
**please drink responsibly.