Looking for a delicious New Years Eve pick-me-up cocktail? The Salty Irishman Coffee Cocktail is made with salted caramel and hazelnut flavors, as well as strong coffee to help you stay awake until the ball drops. This post is sponsored by Drizly and helps keep Food Above Gold ad free for your enjoyment! As always, all opinions are my own.
I love the idea of New Years Eve. I find the parties to be romantic and festive, resolutions to be renewing and invigorating, and I love to start something new by kissing my handsome husband. In reality though, New Years Eve isn't my holiday. Not because I don't find it wonderful, but because I'm really an old lady stuck in a 20-something year old body and I have the hardest time staying awake. If you want an awesome New Years Eve, here are two things I recommend for complete success.
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#2.) Stay Awake with the Salty Irishman
One thing I quickly learned after turning 21 was that New Year's Eve drinking is a special kind of drinking. For most people, alcohol makes them sleepy (raises hand and points at self!). I'm not personally a fan of energy drinks, so I need something else to help me stay energized until midnight. Enter the Salty Irishman (there are so many jokes I could make right now...). This cocktail is made of super strong coffee, salted caramel Irish cream, hazelnut liqueur, and garnished with delicious vanilla bean whipped cream and toasted hazelnuts. It can even be served iced!
The Salty Irishman
One tip before we go any further: I recommend using french press coffee for this cocktail because it allows you to steep it to your heart's content. If you choose to use drip coffee, make sure that it doesn't sit on the burner for any longer than an hour before use or the flavor of the coffee will become burnt and may make the cocktail taste funny. As with any coffee, the fresher the better.
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Happy Drinking! 🙂
The Salty Irishman Coffee Cocktail
Salty Irishman Coffee Cocktail
- 8 oz strong coffee
- ¾ oz hazelnut liqueur
- ½ oz salted caramel Irish cream
Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream Garnish
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
- toasted hazelnuts, (optional)
- In a small bowl combine the heavy whipping cream, vanilla bean paste, and granulated sugar. Use a whisk to whip the cream until it starts to form a ball. You want it to be very firm. Cover and place in the refrigerator, or set aside.
- Place the hazelnut liqueur and salted caramel Irish cream in the bottom of a coffee tumbler. Top with 8 ounces of fresh strong coffee leaving at least ½" of space in the glass. Spoon the vanilla bean whipped cream garnish on top then finish with a toasted hazelnut. Serve immediately.