Homemade Irish Cream

Homemade Irish CreamMaking your own Homemade Irish Cream may at first seem excessive. Why spend the time to make something that you can so easily purchase in a bottle? However, let us change your mind. This stuff is delicious!

Bailey’s Irish Cream is a favorite cold-weather indulgence and it is particularly popular around St. Patrick’s Day.

It only takes about 5 minutes to mix up your own Homemade Irish Cream! And, you can tweak the degree of sweetness and other flavors to suit your fancy. It keeps about two weeks in the fridge and makes a fabulous gift. Or try it in our recipe for Hot Chocolate with Guinness, Whiskey, and Baileys.

Homemade Irish Cream
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
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The Greyhound

The GreyhoundThe Greyhound is a refreshing classic cocktail that is simple to make. And, it is perfect any time of day from brunch to nightcap. The list of ingredients requires nothing more than grapefruit juice and vodka or gin.

The history of the Greyhound Cocktail begins in the 1930s using gin, and as vodka became more popular in the 1950s, that was substituted. Now we have the option of using either or both depending on your personal preference. Another variation is the Salty Dog—simply coat the rim of the glass in lime and dip in salt.

The Greyhound can also be the base for experimentation. Try adding other fruit juices or use an infused vodka. It is generally served in a rocks glass over ice with a lime wedge for garnish.

The Greyhound Cocktail Recipe
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The Mudslide

The MudslideThe classic recipe for The Mudslide is a variation on the White Russian—with part of the heavy cream replaced by Irish Creme liqueur.

You can try our variation called a Frozen Mudslide which is great for dessert and similar to a milkshake and made in the blender with vanilla ice cream.

The Mudslide Recipe
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Kachumber Cooler (Cucumber Cooler)

Kachumber Cooler (Cucumber Cooler)

If you are looking for a cocktail recipe that is delicious alongside Indian cuisine, try our Kachumber Cooler. You just might already have all the ingredients on hand.

The Kachumber Cooler is made from muddled cucumber, green chili pepper, and cilantro, with a gin base. It is complex with subtle flavor—and not too much heat.

It is delicious with food or sipped on its own. Definitely a keeper.

Kachumber Cooler Recipe (Cucumber Cooler)
Adapted from The Kitchn
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