Angela Waterhouse, who grew up in Dublin and tends bar at Stone Park Cafe in Brooklyn, has made all kinds of Irish creams—omitting the coffee flavor and adding raspberry liqueur for Valentine's Day or swapping inlimoncello for a Mother's Day cocktail. For St. Patrick's Day, she'll drop in a bit of mint and a touch more chocolate to keep things festive. "I tend to use Tullamore Dew whiskey, which has a lovely softness to it," she says. And though homemade Irish creams make lovely gifts, "cut back on the condensed milk if you're using it right away," Waterhouse advises, which, frankly, you will be after tasting it. To complete your St. Patrick's Day celebration, make our recipes for corned beef and cabbage.
Homemade Irish CreamRecipe adapted from Angela Waterhouse, Stone Park Cafe, Brooklyn, NY
Yield: 1 quart
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: N/A Total Time: 5 minutes