Candy Cane Cutie Cocktail

Submitted by Trisha Lyn Fawver
Serves 1

Candy Cane Cutie CocktailTrisha says: I was sitting here at my in-laws in the wee morning hours of Christmas.  Everyone else in the house had already gone to bed.  I was listening to Christmas carols and doing my nails and decided I didn’t want to have more caffeine.  So the natural alternative is a cocktail, right?  Enjoy my quick original concoction, the Candy Cane Cutie.

Candy Cane Cutie Cocktail
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 parts Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 part Half & Half
  • 1 Peppermint Stick
  • Ice
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add ice to an old fashioned glass (you can skip this step if both your beverages are already cold)
  2. Add 2 parts Irish Cream Liqueur to the glass
  3. Add 1 part half & half
  4. Stir with the peppermint stick or candy cane and leave for 2-3 minutes for the candy to dissolve a bit. Stir again.
  5. Top with a dollop of whipped cream (optional) & enjoy!

Amaro Amore

Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Serves 1

Amaro AmoreAlie & Georgia say: Amaros are Italian herbal liqueurs, rich and syrupy, bitter and sweet with deep herbaceous aromas. We made this stirred drink and it turned out to be a perfect balance between the snap of the rye in the whiskey, the herbal sweet notes from the amaro. The slightly bitter and chocolaty espresso marries those flavors together, cuts the sweetness and gives it complexity. And Luxardo cherries are maraschino sophisticated older sister, so make sure you use these classy, dark red berries instead of the garish red ones you see at dive bars. This cocktail would be perfect for sitting in a leather club chair after dinner, talking about your guests’ world travels. Or the latest Real Housewives episode.

Amaro Amore
 
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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 oz. Rye or bourbon
  • ¾ oz. Averna amaro
  • ½ oz. Espresso, chilled
Instructions
  1. Add first three ingredients to a tall glass or shaker.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Stir with a long spoon (don't shake) and strain into an up glass.
  4. Garnish with one Luxardo cherry

 

 

Carajillo 43

Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Serves 1

Carajillo 43Alie & Georgia say: Simple but delicious. That’s why we love this one. Licor 43 is sweet and has wonderful vanilla notes, making it a great complement to so many cocktails. This makes a great after-dinner drink.

Carajillo 43
 
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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 oz Licor 43
  • 3 oz Espresso, chilled
Instructions
  1. Pour ingredients in a glass over ice and serve.
  2. Pretend it was harder to make.

 

Orange You Glad It’s Got Tequila?

Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Serves 1

Orange You Glad It's Got Tequila?Alie & Georgia say: The reposado tequila gives this cocktail some oaky depth, but the orange liqueur lends brightness and sweetness. The espresso has a smoky complexity and when stirred over ice and garnished with an orange peel, you have a rich and sophisticated sipper.

Orange You Glad It's Got Tequila?
 
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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 oz. Reposado tequila
  • ¾ oz. Orange liqueur
  • ¾ oz. Espresso, chilled
Instructions
  1. Add all the ingredients to a tall glass or a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Stir with a long spoon (don't shake) for 30 seconds to a minute, and strain into an up glass.
  4. Garnish with a strip of orange peel, spiraled inside the glass.

 

Limoncello Iced Latte

Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Serves 1

Alie & Georgia say: This playful cocktail brings that sweet tartness of limoncello together with coffee and trust us: your Sunday brunches just went next-level delicious.

Limoncello Iced Latte
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz Villa Massa Limoncello
  • 2-1/2 oz coffee
  • Splash of cream
  • Whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Pour Limoncello and Grand Marnier into glass coffee cup or mug, over ice.
  2. Top with coffee and cream, stir well.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream -- because you deserve it.