I love everything about December. When it rolls around there is just a change of atmosphere that I love so much. People seem to have an extra skip in their step, kind word to say, or good deed to accomplish. I think it’s the happiest time of year.
While the kids can get all excited about presents and seeing Santa, the adults can get excited for a night out for the Christmas party, decorating the house and making yummy Christmas food or catching up with friends over nice festive drinks for Christmas. I love making up drinks during the holidays. In the past I shared my love during the holidays for my Fizzy Lemon Cocktail. So this year I am going a little more creamy and comforting with Feeney’s Irish Cream from 31Dover.
Peppermint Irish Cream On Ice
From the moment it arrived in it’s beautiful sleek black box with silk black ribbon, I knew I was going to like this one. I immediately started thinking what festive Irish cream drinks I could make with this golden creamy heaven before me.
I am a big fan of Irish cream and, like most of us, just having it in a tumbler with ice to sip on in front of the fire is enough to comfort me. I thought I could spice it up with peppermint candy canes in mine. The liqueur actually slowly melts the candy cane right into the drink which gives it the most festive taste of all, peppermint. The combination between Irish cream and peppermint is my new favorite Christmas drink. I think it rivals any fancy cocktails with Irish cream and is such a simple way to get that peppermint, creamy taste at home.
Christmas Irish Coffee
This next one I made two different lattes with it. I am the biggest coffee drinker ever so pairing it with my evening decaf latte just seemed appropriate. The first latte I added one shot Irish cream, one shot espresso and frothy soy milk topped with cinnamon. It gave me a delicious Irish coffee taste which was creamy and smooth. I think it’s the perfect Christmas coffee at the end of any meal over the holidays.
The second latte I create a cappuccino style coffee, one shot espresso and frothy milk with fresh whip cream on top. The whip cream immediately took on the flavor of the coffee and Irish cream mixed. Both festive drinks were absolutely delicious and perfect for any guest visiting for a catch up over the Christmas period.
No matter which way you drink Feeney’s Irish cream I think it’s perfect safe to say you can’t go wrong with it. It’s smooth, creamy and has the best after taste ever. I am not a huge drinker of liqueurs but I really enjoyed this one.
If you like Irish cream then you will also love my Pumpkin Spice Martini cocktail – a chocolate and pumpkin twist on the classic Irish cream.
Do you have a favorite holiday cocktail? Have you created your own combination for the festive season ahead? I would love to hear about it. Comment below or catch me on social media @letstalkmommy.