After two days of bright and tangy drinks, we’re moving on to something luscious and smooth — Homemade Irish Cream. Who among us hasn’t enjoyed a shot of Bailey’s fortifying a cup of coffee on a cold day? That combination of creamy sweetness with a fiery backbone is a real favorite of mine, so I was excited to see this homemade version in the list of recipes to shoot for the cookbook Dishing Up New Jersey: 150 Recipes from the Garden State. Author John Holl delivered a wonderful book in every way, writing a culinary love letter to his home — and my adopted — state, while sharing recipes from chefs and home cooks alike. Maybe I’m partial, but I think it would make an excellent gift for the Jersey boy or girl in your life!
Last year, I gave bottles of this homemade liqueur to friends at Christmas, and they were a huge hit — so much so, that I got requests for more every few months! You can’t get more successful than that. Give it a try and let us know what you think. I’m sure you’ll fall head over heels just as I did.
Find Darcie’s post (and a funny story about an Irish Cream mishap) here.
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