As the weather’s cooling down, it’s time for the beverages to start heating up! Especially when it comes to after-dinner drinks. Mmmmm.
For years, my fall tradition has been to have a big pot of homemade apple cider simmering on the stove (or in the slow cooker) to serve at parties, ladled up with a splash of bourbon if people want to kick it up a notch. Or I also love a good mug of homemade hot chocolate or white hot chocolate, maybe spiked with some peppermint schnapps or Bailey’s. And then, of course, there’s always toddy.
But lately, I’ve been falling back on the ol’ Irish Coffee train. When it comes to entertaining, it doesn’t get much easier than a quick 3-ingredient cocktail. And when made with good-quality coffee — and maybe even a fabulously entertaining new coffee brewer — this drink is sure to warm everyone up and keep the conversations going and have everyone cheers-ing well into the evening.