Weekend late-night, before bed, relaxing on the sofa, wrapped in a warm blanket, simultaneously watching a movie on Netflix and the falling snow outside my windows; I’m not a big drinker (anymore) but a lovely treat is a hot potion I concoct when the mood is right:
Brew 10 ounces (295 milliliters) of decaffeinated coffee into a 16 ounce (473 mL) mug
Add one shot – 1.5 oz (44 mL) – of Kahlúa*
Add one shot – 1.5 oz (44 mL) – of Baileys Irish Cream**
Add 1½ shot – 2 oz (59 mL) – of Jameson’s***
Stir it up and keep it hot on an electric mug warmer so you can sip slowly, savoring the sweet, hot liquid goodness.
The whiskey must be Jameson…never a substitue.
*Kahlúa is a coffee-flavored, sugar-based liqueur from Mexico. The drink also contains rum, corn syrup and vanilla bean.
**Baileys Irish Cream is an Irish whiskey and cream based liqueur.
***Jameson is a blended Irish whiskey.
One final note: this is NOT an “Irish coffee”