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Thirsty Thursday

How to spike up your morning with a boozy Irish cream iced coffee

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Courtesy of Aimee Le

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Because of the stay-at-home measures, I’ve had some time to release the inner barista in me. From hand-whisking the viral Dalgona coffee recipe to experimenting with creamy alcoholic lattes, I found the perfect pick-me-up drink you can indulge in at any time of the day. 

But I have to mention the secret ingredient you’ll be needing for this recipe; it requires a trip to Costco. So if you don’t have a membership, ask a friend to grab this on their next shopping trip.

Inspired by the original Bailey’s Irish cream, Costco offers their Kirkland Signature version priced at only $9.79 for an entire 1.5 liter jug. That is an amazing deal considering Bailey’s is a little costlier. The jug contains 13.5% of alcohol content, Irish whiskey of course, and has a smooth creamy blend of chocolatey-nut flavors. 

With as little as three ingredients, this boozy drink that you’d probably spend $15 on at your local bar can now be served right at the comfort of your home.

Ingredients to make Irish cream iced coffee

  • 6-8 ice cubes

  • 4 ounces drip coffee

  • 4 ounces Kirkland Signature Irish Country Cream

  • Splash of whole milk (optional)

  • Whipped cream (optional)

Ingredients to make Irish cream iced latte

  • 6-8 ice cubes

  • One espresso shot (I used my Nespresso machine)

  • 6 ounces Kirkland Signature Irish Country Cream

  • Splash of whole milk (optional)

  • Whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare ice cubes in a cup.

  2. Brew your 4 ounces of coffee or espresso shot and pour the hot liquid over ice.

  3. Mix in Irish cream with a splash of milk.

  4. Top off with whipped cream (if you so choose).

Reach writer Aimee Le at arts@dailyuw.com. Twitter: @aimeedle 

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