So, now that you have the basic history, let's move onto the more interesting stuff, like the drinks! Being that this is a late morning event, and you have to be a little bit drunk and crazy to dive into the ocean in January, there is definitely some early day drinking going on. We mostly stick to your typical brunch type cocktails - mimosas, bloody marys, screwdrivers, and coffees spiked with Bailey's (ok, and most of the guys will happily throw some beers back as well). This year however, thought we could step up our game for the sake of a fun "morning" cocktail this week!
Not only do we have a fun play on an Irish Coffee, but it's also an opportunity to use up the rest of that homemade Irish cream that you hopefully made over the holidays (if you haven't made it yet, you can find the recipe earlier in our blog).
This week's cocktail is Baby Guinness. This cute little cocktail has nothing to do with beer, except for the fact that it looks like a mini pour of Guinness. In reality, it's basically like an alcoholic version of an espresso and cream. Yum!
3/4 of a shot of Patron XO Cafe
1/4 of a shot of Irish cream (I recommend TBH's recipe, but Bailey's is great too)
Step 1: Before you get started, chill the Patron. This can be done in 1 of two ways. You can either chill your bottle of Patron, or you can chill the Patron over ice in a shaker prior to adding it to a shot glass. Once chilled, add your Patron to your shot glass, and fill the glass about 3/4-4/5 of the way to the top (to leave room for the Irish Cream).
Step 2: Time to add your Irish Cream. Very carefully and slowly pour the Irish cream over an upside spoon into the shot glass. This will allow you to get the layered effect, mimicking a Guinness Draft beer.
Step 3: Enjoy! This is a shot, so it's meant to go down all at once (to fully enjoy the combination of the flavors), but we won't tell, if you decide to just dump it in your coffee either!
We will be serving these tomorrow morning to get everyone warmed up pre-plunge, but these are also just great shared with friends hanging out at home!