The line in the Starbucks drive-thru has been horrendous the last few weeks because the suns out and everyone and their mother is ordering a frappuccino. I have strict guidelines for what I think should be allowed to be ordered in the drive-thru: no ordering for more than four people at a time, no ice cream or special order items (mainly at Burgerville), and no fancy coffee drinks at Starbucks. If you have the time to wait for that stuff, you should go inside and let the rest of us order our kids meal or tall latte and get on our way.
The drive-thru line is horrendous because everyone’s ordering Frappuccinos!
Frappuccinos are tasty and I can see why the people want them when it’s warm and sunny outside. I’d rather just have an iced coffee and go about my business. That is until we are all sitting around the campfire on a warm night. Last weekend while camping, my girlfriend and I were discussing grown-up coffee drinks. We were wishing one of us had remembered the Bailey’s or the coffee liqueur. I love both of these liqueurs and find any excuse to enjoy them whenever I can. The kids were roasting s’mores and I was dreaming of a Bailey’s on ice when I wondered what they would taste like combined? Perhaps even blended. Wouldn’t that be like a grown-up s’more? So I decided to give it a whirl.
What would coffee liqueur and Bailey’s taste like together?
A few months ago I bought Bailey’s Almande, which is their almond milk liqueur. It’s quite good with obviously a more nutty taste but still sweet with vanilla flavors. Then I had been to the Portland Night Market and purchased a new bottle of New Deal Distillery’s coffee liqueur that I had yet to open. New Deal makes my favorite coffee liqueur and I’ve had a lot! I love how they use locally roasted coffee and don’t cover up the coffee flavor with too much sugar or other sweeteners. I’ve really been trying to find a reason to open the bottle so I was pretty excited to make this recipe.
New Deal makes an excellent coffee liqueur with locally roasted coffee
I decided on a frappuccino style drink because well, I love blended drinks. You could make this over ice and it would be awesome too. Or pour into a cup of freshly brewed coffee for a warm version. With only two ingredients this frappuccino is easy to make and you can whip up a few for a crowd in no time. Feel free to add more Bailey’s or coffee liqueur to your taste. Because I want to enjoy this drink by the campfire, I added in some marshmallows topped with Nutella. You could also roll them in crushed almonds or just leave the marshmallows plain. Either way, it’s a great way to spend an evening!
What’s your favorite beverage while sitting around the campfire? Let me know in the comments below! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!