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The SAINT PATRICK'S DAY COCKTAIL - SHOT O' GOLD


 The St. Patrick's Day Cocktail
A Wee Dram & a Teensy Bit O' the Leprechaun Gold!
SHOT O' GOLD

This is a fun twist on a classic Irish Coffee that brings a little Irish Cream and a sparkle of real gold to St. Patrick's Day!

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 Oz. Cold Espresso
1/2 Oz. Irish Whiskey
1 Oz. Bailey's Irish Coffee
1-1/2 Oz. Milk
Cocoa Powder
Dark Chocolate Pieces
Ground Coffee


SPECIAL TOOLS:
Edible Gold Flakes
Edible Gold Leaf
Silicon Mold for round spheres
Pastry Bag or Baggie to pipe Chocolate Garnish
Two Small Plates


DIRECTIONS:
Melt your dark chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave, transfer to a pastry bag or baggie with the tip of one corner cut off and pipe a few fun shapes. You can pick the best one to set atop your shot glass.
Combine the Bailey's and the milk then freeze in small round molds.
Brew your espresso and set in the refrigerator to chill.
Put some Bailey's into one of the plates and some coffee grounds mixed with cocoa in the other then dip your glass rim in the Bailey's then into the coffee grounds/cocoa powder to rim
Place your glass in the freezer to chill.

When it's time to serve your cocktail:
Add 1 cup of ice to a cocktail shaker, pour in the whiskey and the espresso and shake until well chilled.
Place two of the frozen Bailey's spheres in the glass.
Pour the whiskey/espresso over the spheres.
Top off the glass with your chocolate garnish.

PRESENTATION:
Set the Shot O'Gold onto a plate filled with the ground coffee, place a few edible gold flakes around and serve.

Sure, and you wouldn't begrudge me a wee bit o' Irish Whisky and Bailey's on St. Patty's Day, would ya now?

May ya be in heaven half an hour 'afore the divil knows yer dead!

Sláinte!



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