Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Minty Irish Cream Liqueur

As I was driving to the grocery store today, I was thinking about the Shamrock Shake. And I was wondering why a mint-flavored shake was Irish. Green is associate with Ireland, so it makes sense that the shake is green.

But why mint? Why not ... uh ... lime?



Yeah, I guess that explains why it's mint flavored.

I recently made a Baileys-like Irish Cream liqueur, but it wasn't green. Or minty.

I decided to fix that. Well, I decided to make something minty, but not necessarily green. I did put it in a green bottle, though.

I eliminated the coffee and made a few other tweaks, and I think it's pretty darned successful. Like the other drink, this is pretty much a drinkable dessert or an evening treat.

Minty Irish Cream Liqueur

1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
1 cup Irish whiskey
1/2 cup peppermint schnapps
1/4 cup chocolate syrup

Combine all ingredients in a bowl or a large measuring cup and mix well. Transfer to a suitable bottle for storage. Keep refrigerated.