Friday, December 21, 2007

The B-52 Coffee

Now, I am not a real drinker at heart but when it comes to Christmas time, I find myself taking in a bit more alcohol than I would during any other time of the year. Now don’t get me wrong… I have never been plastered nor have I ever had too much to drink but I do enjoy the warm feeling of the alcohol slide down my gullet from time to time.

Now one of my favorite drinks when out at a restaurant for a meal with friends is the B-52 specialty coffee. The only problem with the drink is the cost of it… a cool $6. Now I know that if I were to make this drink at home, it would not cost that much and thus my trip to the liquor store this weekend!

I have already purchased the coffee, I have secured the glasses needed and the sugar for the rim is already on the kitchen shelf. I have also placed maraschino cherries and whipped cream (the real stuff!) on the grocery list. The final task is to head to the liquor store and pick up bottles of Bailey's Irish Cream, Kahlua and Grand Marnier.

Below is a copy of the recipe…

Make enough coffee for as many servings needed.
Wet the rim of the glass and place upside down in a plate of sugar. Be sure to coat the entire rim of the glass.
Place the following amounts into the glass. Be sure to keep the ingredients off the glass rim.
1/2 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
1/2 ounce Kahlua
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
4 ounces hot coffee
Top with whipped cream and one maraschino cherry

Now hopefully you will be blessed with a few Christmas visits from loved ones during this festive season and will be able to enjoy their fellowship and friendship throughout the next couple of weeks. During those times try a b-52 coffee and stay warm! Enjoy! Please just don't drink and drive.


HeiressChild said...

hi dave, an interesting drink; i've never heard of it. i don't drink, but if i did, i'm sure i'd be plastered in seconds. LOL "the B-52 coffee" sounds like it'll bomb you right on out--reminds me of a fighter jet. LOL enjoy!

i want to wish you and your family a safe and blessed holiday season. HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Janice Thomson said...

Sounds like a wonderful drink Dave but I like my coffee plain LOL
Have a Merry Christmas my friend.

Sonia said...

Hi Dave, thanks for your visiting and nice comment on my blog!

Just dropping by to say Merry Christmas to you and to your family!

Soon I will come back to see your blog again!

Sandy said...

Well I'm going to jot down that recipe, sounds wonderful. Nice blog you have here, even though I only got through the first page cause I'm short on time tonight.


Wanda said...

Wonder if Starbucks would buy your I think all of their's are non-alcholic..! Sounds good, but I'll stick to my Grande triple Latte nonfat with Whip!!! :)
Merry Christmas Dave!

Josie said...

Oh, cheers! I love that drink too, and I only drink it at Christmas time. And one goes a loooonnnnng way.

Here is my favorite toast, which was told to me by the father of one of my Danish friends:

"Here's champagne to your real friends,
And real pain to your sham friends."

Hammer said...

Yum now that looks good!

Merry Christmas!!

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