We have almost made it to the end of 2017! Was this an unusual year for you? It was for us, so we are looking forward to counting down and moving toward 2018 with optimism and hope! We will definitely toast to that!
Do you remember when we told you that we had brunch at Whiskey Cake a couple of weeks ago? We sat at the bar and watched the bartenders do their thing. One drink that was a popular order for brunch was the drink that we are sharing with you today. Of course we added our own flair to it and changed an ingredient or two. The Midnight Spice is easy to make and easy to drink.
One ingredient in Midnight Spice is Frangelico. Frangelico is an Italian Hazelnut liqueur that we have not mentioned on The Blind Pig Blog. The liqueur has low alcohol content (20%), and produces a smooth hazelnut texture. The bottle is made to look like an Italian monk. (Cute, right?) You may have seen it on the back bar of one of your favorite establishments.
There are only 3 simple ingredients needed for Midnight Spice: Frangelico, Kerrygold Irish Cream and simple syrup. We also added some cinnamon for a garnish.
You will need to make the simple syrup ahead of time. We have directions for making simple syrup here.
Place 1 1/2 ounces of Kerrygold Irish Cream, 1 ounce of Frangelico, and 1/2 ounce of simple syrup. Place in a shaker over ice. Shake for 30 seconds. Strain. Pour in serving glass and top with freshly grated cinnamon for garnish.
This drink is not too alcohol forward and makes for an excellent beverage late at night or early in the day. Whether you are celebrating NYE with a large group of friends or a quiet night in with your sweetie, this drink will not disappoint. It makes for a delicious nightcap or a lovely beverage for a brunch.
We feel blessed that you have joined us on our blog, and we would love to hear from you in 2018. There are many more ideas and recipes we want to share with you. If you are ringing in the new year, be safe and don’t drink and drive. Cheers to you and yours for a prosperous 2018!
DISCLAIMER: THE BEVERAGES ON THIS SITE ARE MEANT FOR ADULTS 21 YEARS AND OLDER. WE DO NOT SUPPORT OR ENCOURAGE UNDERAGE DRINKING. ALWAYS DRINK RESPONSIBLY AND NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE.