Whiskey Wednesday: Irish Cream

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There are three types of people on St. Paddy’s Day – those who stick to Guinness because “they are embracing Irish heritage”, those who opt for a more sophisticated holiday cocktail (such as the Emerald or an Irish Coffee), and there are those who really embrace their Irish heritage with a little bit of both. This Whiskey Wednesday, we are celebrating those in the latter group. So, get ready to celebrate like the Irish and grab some Guinnesses, green food coloring, a bottle of Lost Republic, and a few other necessities to make Irish Cream!

¾ cup Lost Republic whiskey

1 cup heavy cream

1 shot of espresso

½ tsp. Cocoa powder

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

First, combine 1 tablespoon of cream and the coffee and cocoa powder to make a smooth paste. Then slowly add the remaining cream to the mix, whisking until smooth. Add whiskey, vanilla extract and stir. Pour the mixture into a 24 oz. jar and keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve it.
We like to add it into a warm cup of coffee or enjoy it on it’s own over ice. Pair it with some Bangers and Mash or Irish Brown Bread and you have fully embraced your (or lack of) Irish roots! Cheers, Pioneers!