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Nutty Irishman

nutty irishman cocktail with a nutty note and whipped cream

Step into the inviting ambiance of a cozy evening with the Nutty Irishman, a special cocktail beloved by many for its unique charm. This delightful blend brings together the smooth hazelnut, creamy Irish cream, and bold whiskey flavors, perfectly mixed with hot coffee. With a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg, this drink is more than just a beverage—it’s an unforgettable experience. Allow me to explain why this drink is special and how it can add a bit of coziness to your day.

Tasting Notes

The Nutty Irishman is a symphony of flavors. The Frangelico brings a sweet hazelnut taste that dances perfectly with the creamy texture of Baileys Irish Cream. The Irish whiskey adds a smooth, warm depth, creating a perfect balance. With each sip, the hot coffee energizes your senses, while the whipped cream and nutmeg offer a sweet and spicy finish. It’s a drink that feels like a cozy sweater on a chilly day.

Equipment and Glassware

To make this heartwarming cocktail, you’ll need a cocktail shaker and some ice. An old-fashioned glass is perfect for serving. It’s simple but elegant, just like the drink itself.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
  • 1 oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 oz Irish whiskey
  • 2 oz hot coffee
  • Whipped cream
  • Nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Brew a cup of hot coffee and pour it into an old-fashioned glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream, and Irish whiskey.
  3. Add ice to the shaker and shake until the mixture is well combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the glass with hot coffee.
  5. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle some nutmeg on top of the whipped cream for garnish.
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Pro Tips

For an extra smooth drink, make sure your coffee is freshly brewed and hot. When shaking the liqueur and whiskey, give it a good, vigorous shake to fully mix the flavors. And for the whipped cream, go for homemade if you can—it makes a difference!

When to Serve

The Nutty Irishman is perfect for chilly evenings, holiday gatherings, or any time you need a bit of comfort. It’s great for after-dinner relaxation or as a special treat to warm up your guests.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the best taste, opt for quality Irish whiskey brands. Brands like Jameson are beautifully smooth and work wonderfully. Frangelico is your go-to for hazelnut liqueur, and Baileys for the Irish Cream, as they both bring the authentic flavors you’re looking for in this cocktail.

Similar Cocktails

If you love the Nutty Irishman, here are five similar cocktails you might enjoy:

  1. Irish Coffee – The classic combination of coffee and Irish whiskey.
  2. White Russian – A creamy vodka-based cocktail.
  3. Irish Cream Latte – Bold espresso meets sweet Irish cream for a warm, cozy sip.
  4. Hazelnut Martini – For a nutty flavor in a more traditional cocktail form.
  5. Hot Toddy – A warm, whiskey-based drink perfect for cold nights.

History

The Nutty Irishman is a modern classic, blending the rich traditions of Irish whiskey with the global love of coffee and the sweet twist of hazelnut. Its origins are a bit of a mystery, but its popularity in coffee houses and bars around the world speaks to its delightful taste and comforting warmth.

FAQs

  • Can I make it non-alcoholic? Yes, just skip the whiskey and use non-alcoholic versions of the hazelnut and cream liqueurs.
  • Is it very strong? It has a moderate alcohol content, balanced by the coffee and cream.
  • Can I use any coffee? Yes, but a strong brew works best to stand up to the rich flavors of the liqueurs.
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There you have it—the Nutty Irishman, a cocktail that promises warmth, comfort, and a touch of joy. Whether you’re winding down after a long day or looking to treat your friends, this drink is sure to impress. Cheers to cozy moments and good company!

nutty irishman cocktail with a nutty note and whipped cream

Nutty Irishman

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Making a Nutty Irishman cocktail is easy and requires only a few ingredients.

Here's a simple recipe to make a perfect Nutty Irishman cocktail:

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
  • 1 oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 oz Irish whiskey
  • 2 oz hot coffee
  • Whipped cream
  • Nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Brew a cup of hot coffee and pour it into an old-fashioned glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream, and Irish whiskey.
  3. Add ice to the shaker and shake until the mixture is well combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the glass with hot coffee.
  5. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle some nutmeg on top of the whipped cream for garnish.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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