Nutty Irish Martini Cocktail

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Nutty Irish Martini by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ An irresistible twist on the classic Nutty Irishman, our Nutty Irish Martini Cocktail is a blend of Baileys® Irish Cream, Frangelico® and/or Amaretto®, and splashes of vodka and cream. Recipe includes variation for Nutty Irish Bourbon Martini. The perfect Irish cocktail to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! | holiday cocktail recipeAn irresistible twist on the classic Nutty Irishman Cocktail, our Nutty Irish Martini Cocktail is a blend of Baileys® Irish Cream, Frangelico® and/or Amaretto®, and splashes of vodka and cream. Recipe includes variation for Nutty Irish Bourbon Martini. The perfect Irish cocktail to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

A Special Cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day:
Nutty Irish Martini

Happy St. Patty’s Day, my friends!

Truly, I have missed you these past two weeks. Although some of the details as to why I have not posted in a couple weeks are quite hilarious (in retrospect only, mind you!), I will reserve the story for another post. This post is all about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

You may have guessed this cocktail was coming sooner or later, right? With my love of Baileys® Irish Cream and Frangelico®, and especially bourbon, this recipe has been knocking around in my head since I featured our Pumpkin Pie Martini (using the same ingredients) here on the blog when I first started blogging. In fact, this is the cocktail I made over the weekend to celebrate St. Patty’s Day early with The Big Lug.

Have you started your St. Patrick’s Day celebration yet? Or, are you saving it for tonight?

Last Saturday night, we indulged in Reuben sandwiches. It has been a craving all month long that just wouldn’t quit. I rarely eat grains as this is a given with my 80% paleo lifestyle. However, when March rolls around, I tend to “cave to the crave”. Is it possible that my body and brain has recognized this seasonal pattern and demands Reuben sandwiches each March leading up to St. Patty’s Day? 😉

Our Reuben sandwiches were from our favorite joint in town, the Nickel Plate Bar & Grill. They just do it right. And, by “right”, I mean scrumptious corned beef sliced thin and piled high, plenty of Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on grilled genuine Jewish rye bread with plenty of caraway seeds. (Good news, I’m tolerating a little bit of dairy and wheat again. I’m elated!) Of course, I always order a side of coleslaw to go with mine because munching on them together reminds me of my favorite childhood sandwich, a triple-decker corned beef sandwich. In fact, it is still my favorite sandwich to this day—especially around St. Patrick’s Day.

Growing up in Michigan, we were fortunate to have the most fabulous delicatessen outside of New York. For a special treat, my Mom would take my sister and I out to lunch at this special deli, Ben & George’s Delicatessen, near the Livonia Mall. We would each order their triple-decker corned beef sandwich. (There was no sharing about it. Seriously.) As my Mom used to say, “This triple-decker would make Dagwood proud.”

This corned beef mega-sandwich was incredibly delicious but so humongous that we always had leftovers to savor and enjoy later. The meat was piled sky-high, there was an extra slice of fresh Jewish rye bread in the middle with plenty of Swiss cheese and Russian dressing as well as their homemade coleslaw. For sides, we simply enjoyed a kosher dill pickle and Lay’s potato chips. Sheer heaven, people.

Nutty Irish Martini by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ An irresistible twist on the classic Nutty Irishman, our Nutty Irish Martini Cocktail is a blend of Baileys® Irish Cream, Frangelico® and/or Amaretto®, and splashes of vodka and cream. Recipe includes variation for Nutty Irish Bourbon Martini. The perfect Irish cocktail to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! | holiday cocktail recipe

When I got older, I discovered Zingerman’s® Delicatessen in Ann Arbor where my hubby grew up. I must be completely fair and say these delicatessens were equal matches when it came to corned beef sandwiches. Ben & George’s was that good. I use the word “was” because they are no longer in business like so many family-owned restaurants of that era.

A little information about the Zingerman’s Reuben: Zingerman’s corned beef, Switzerland Swiss cheese, Brinery sauerkraut & Russian dressing on grilled, hand-sliced Jewish rye bread.

And, their Sherman’s Sure Choice: Zingerman’s corned beef, Switzerland Swiss cheese, coleslaw & Russian dressing on Jewish rye bread.

Sheer bliss, right? Both of these corned beef deli sandwiches are over-the-moon amazing and favorites of ours.

From Zingerman’s:

“In a NYC Slow Food corned beef taste-test, a panel of judges, including Mario Batali and Jeffrey Steingarten, voted Zingerman’s the Best of Show. We hope you’ll agree.”

If you are ever in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a stop at Zingerman’s is a must. And, if you find yourself in my neck of the woods, stop in at the Nickel Plate. You will be glad you did.

Once again, I am proud to cater to the Baileys® Irish Cream crowd this St. Patrick’s Day with our Nutty Irish Martini cocktail recipe. As I have shared before, with our recipe for Best Ever Baileys® Irish Cream Buttercream, I cannot help it. I adore Baileys® On The Rocks and other cocktails made with Baileys® as much as the next girl or guy.

Get your cocktail shaker on and mix up one of these wicked cocktails soon. It is such a treat.

Cheers!

xo,

stacysig

 

 

 

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Nutty Irish Martini by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ An irresistible twist on the classic Nutty Irishman, our Nutty Irish Martini Cocktail is a blend of Baileys® Irish Cream, Frangelico® and/or Amaretto®, and splashes of vodka and cream. Recipe includes variation for Nutty Irish Bourbon Martini. The perfect Irish cocktail to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! | holiday cocktail recipe

Nutty Irish Martini Cocktail

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 large Martini cocktail, 7 to 7 ½ ounces just under 1 cup.

Nutty Irish Martini Cocktail

An irresistible twist on the classic Nutty Irishman Cocktail, our Nutty Irish Martini Cocktail is a blend of Baileys® Irish Cream, Frangelico® and/or Amaretto®, and splashes of vodka and cream. Recipe includes variation for Nutty Irish Bourbon Martini. The perfect Irish cocktail to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Ingredients

  • For the Optional Rim Garnish
  • ½ cup turbinado raw sugar
  • ½ ounce Frangelico® Hazelnut Liqueur
  • For the Cocktail
  • Ice for cocktail shaker
  • 3 ounces Bailey’s® Irish Cream
  • 2 ounces Frangelico® Hazelnut Liqueur
  • 1 ounce vodka, or Irish whiskey
  • 1 to 1½ ounces half & half cream
  • For the Cocktail Garnish
  • Sprig of fresh mint
  • Special Equipment
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Chilled martini glass
  • Rimmed shallow plates for rim garnish, optional

Directions

Prepare the Rim Garnish: Place turbinado raw sugar into a rimmed shallow plate. Pour Frangelico® into a rimmed shallow plate. Dip rim of martini glass into the plate with the liqueur, then immediately dip into the plate with the sugar.

Prepare the Cocktail: Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add remaining cocktail ingredients and shake vigorously, about 20 seconds. Strain into prepared martini glass and garnish with sprig of fresh mint. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Variations:

For Extra Nutty Irish Martini Cocktail: In lieu of 2 ounces of Frangelico®, add 1 ounce each of Amaretto® and Frangelico®.

For Nutty Irish Bourbon Martini Cocktail: In lieu of 1 ounce of vodka, add 1 ounce of bourbon, such as Blanton’s® Original Single Barrel Bourbon.

Tips:

For a festive and fun St. Patrick’s Day presentation, use green and white sprinkles (jimmies) for the cocktail rim.

Original Recipe Source: WickedGoodKitchen.com

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About Stacy

Stacy Bryce is a recipe developer and member of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). Her passion is developing original conventional baking recipes as well as special diet recipes to include dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free. You can follow Stacy at Pinterest.

Comments

  1. This cocktail is just perfect for St. Patty’s! I’ve been on a Bailey’s kick over the last week and this is just what I need to finish off my bottle ;).
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  2. Happy St. Patrick’s Day Stacy! This cocktail looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Beautiful photography as always! 🙂

  3. Stacy, this is a beautiful martini – WOW! Reminds me of your other great martinis. In fact, I did think of your pumpkin pie martini right away! You would for sure be a fun person to hang out with, making all these sophisticated martinis. I enjoy them very much too!
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  4. I don’t drink, but I do appreciate beauty – and this is one beautiful martini! Love the color and the sugar rim! Gorgeous – simply, gorgeous, Stacy!
    Looking forward to your story as to why you had been MIA…

  5. St. Patrick’s day may be over but I think this would be wonderful any time of the year Stacy. It’s so pretty too! Love that sugar dipped edge!
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  6. Wow, that’s quite a cocktail! I am usually not a big Bailey’s fan, but for St. Patty’s day (or the general vicinity) I will gladly make an exception!

  7. YES! This boozy cocktail sounds like exactly what I need right now. Love this recipe, Stacy!
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  8. Love martini, you just made the perfect cocktail! I want to try it so much 😀
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  9. Yum! This sounds amazing!
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  10. You left us all hanging Stacy. I am seriously curious about the funny story:).
    This martini is something I definitely need now on a Friday night. Love Bailey’s, I always have my bar stocked.
    On a side note, my teen who’s beside me thought it was a ice cream milkshake kind of a drink. He asked me to write to you that it looks absolutely yummy.
    Girlfriend, have a great weekend.

    • Haha! Sorry about leaving you hanging, Ash. The story is coming…along with a recipe. The post is geared to food bloggers and how life and its craziness can get in the way. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend, my friend. Cheers!

  11. OK adding amaretto and frangelico will be insanely good!!
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  12. This is such a beautiful cocktail, Stacy! Hope you had a wonderful St. Patty’s Day! Glad you got to indulge in Reuben sandwiches which remind you of the special ones you had when you were growing up 🙂 They sound absolutely amazing!!

  13. Best cocktail ever! EVER! I got some free Bailey’s last weekend and I was just wondering what the heck I was going to do with them and now I know!
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  14. Now I want this cocktail AND a reuben. Who care that it’s not St. Patrick’s Day anymore? And no fair about the teasing intro! I want the funny story! 🙂

    • Haha! Sorry to leave you hanging, Rachelle. The story is coming with a recipe. It is geared to food bloggers and the craziness of life that can get in the way. We can all identify with that! 😉 Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend. Cheers! 🙂

  15. Whoa, I love this drink. It has to be out of sight delish. The sugar on the rim is
    inspired. I had to pin it. More importantly I have to make it and drink it!
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  16. Happy belated St. Patrick’s Day, Stacy! This looks like the Bailey lover’s cocktail for sure, and it looks delicious! That Reuben sandwich description is making me crave corned beef all over again, and I love that line “cave to the crave”! Hope you have a wonderful week, and I’m looking forward to hearing your story about not posting in the past 2 weeks. 🙂
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    • Thank you, Marcie! I’m glad you enjoy the phrase, “cave to the crave”. I use it all the time with my husband when I cave and fall off my paleo diet (just being human) and eat his kind of food. 😉 The hilarious story is coming along with a recipe. I promise. (In fact, I tested it again today and was victorious in the kitchen. Hooray!) Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend. Cheers!

  17. I hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day! I love anything with Bailey’s and would like to drink this cocktail year round 🙂
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  18. Maria | Pink Patisserie says:

    I’m wondering.. would this make an acceptable breakfast? Cause I haven’t eaten yet, and now this is all I can think about. I could easily drink my weight in that.. Looks so delicious!

    • Hahaha! What a great idea. No doubt that it would be an ideal dessert cocktail for bunch. Thanks for stopping by and for making me smile, my friend. Have a fabulous weekend!

  19. This is so awesome! I love this great idea. I’ll take two 🙂
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