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January 19, 2011
#19: After Five Coffee
1/2 oz Irish Cream
1/2 oz Peppermint Schnapps
Fill glass with hot black coffee, and top with whipped cream and sprinkle with shaved chocolate or sprinkles.
Well, I had a pretty good idea what this was going to taste like after the last few days. Another dessert or after dinner drink. At least it wasn't a floater, so it went faster.
Of course the main flavor was coffee, but this one was not sweet at all except for the whipped cream and sprinkles on top. The Coffee Liquer and Irish Cream were almost lost in the coffee. There was just a hint of the peppermint, which was nice.
The last fews days have shown me the variety of drinks you can make with the same ingredients. Minor variations can really make a difference, and since everyone's tastes are different, even a few ingredients should allow you to make something for everyone.
All of these after dinner drinks have started to taste a bit the same though, when you have then back to back like this. At least we can move on to some of the harder stuff tomorrow.
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