Our featured beverage for March is a beverage that is perfect whether you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or enjoying your morning cup of coffee before you start your day of working from home. The Nutty Irishman is a seasonal favorite among coffee shop patrons at this time of year and we featured it every March at Som’s Café.
The Nutty Irishman is basically a regular café latte with Hazelnut and Irish Cream flavors added to it. However, there are some fun ways you can spice this drink up that I’ll go over in this blog. Hazelnut and Irish cream are not two flavors that people would usually think of combining in a latte, but trust me, it works. Hazelnut is a fairly easy flavored syrup to find in the coffee sections of some grocery stores, but Irish Cream syrup is not always as easy to find. My recommendation is to look at World Market for all your coffee syrups because they have a much bigger selection of syrups and they sell bigger bottles that are a better value for your money than the smaller bottles you will find at the grocery store. You can also order coffee syrups online.
Before you make this beverage, you will want to make sure you have read our previous blog, “How to make a Latte at home” or watch our video on YouTube on how to make a Latte at home. The Nutty Irishman is a variation on that basic recipe. https://somscafe.com/how-to-make-a-latte-cappuccino-at-home/
- 3oz brewed Som’s Café Espresso (Mokka Java) https://somscafe.com/product/mokka-java-2/
- 1/2 oz Irish Cream Syrup (or 1oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream)
- 1/ 2oz Hazelnut Syrup
- Warm and frothed milk.
- Whipped Cream (optional)
- Brew your espresso.
- Heat and froth your milk.
- In a 16oz mug, combine 3oz brewed Som’s Café espresso, 1/2 oz Irish Cream syrup and 1/2 oz Hazelnut Syrup.
- Pour warm milk into the mug up to about 1/2 in below the rim of the cup. Stir your latte to make sure the syrup, espresso and milk are blended together.
- You can top your latte with foam or you can top it with whipped cream and any other topping of your choice.
When I made this drink at home, I topped it with whipped cream and chocolate shavings and it was perfect. A fun variation on this beverage is to substitute the Irish Cream syrup for 1oz Bailey’s Irish Cream to make it more like a traditional Irish coffee. You can also make this latte iced by just adding cold milk instead of steamed milk or make it with cold brew coffee instead of espresso. Here’s instructions for how to make cold brew: https://somscafe.com/soms-cafe-cold-brew/.
Any way you combine the hazelnut and Irish cream with the coffee, its going to be delicious. Get fun recipes like this every month through our Monthly Coffee or Tea Subscription on sale now for St. Paddy’s Day for just $9.95/month: https://somscafe.com/product/st-patricks-day-special-coffee-monthly-subscription/