Dear Fancy Bar Chef,
Every year when the holidays roll around, I love drinking hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps or flavored coffees as we munch on fudge and cookies. This year, I want something new and different that I can sip on as I sit in front of the fireplace or serve to family and friends. Can you help us from dying of thirst this holiday season?
Cold and Thirsty
Dear Cold and Thirsty,
I laughed aloud when you asked me to help keep you from dying of thirst and it made me think of a dry and hot desert … which, of course, made me think of the perfect elixir to keep those bellies warm this holiday season: tequila.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, tequila. I know I have changed some of your minds out there in the past with some refreshing tequila drinks, but now I offer a creamy and delectable concoction I call Leche Loco.
I know tequila may not sound like a very traditional holiday spirit, but once it is mixed with Kahlúa and Bailey’s Irish Cream, it will have you singing “Feliz Navidad!”
I like this cocktail on the rocks but some may prefer to serve it up in a fancy stemmed cocktail glass drizzled with chocolate. It’s also a great extra “something special” to add to a cup of coffee. It can even be downed as a shot, for those in a hurry.
I hope this helps you and yours to stay warm and cozy this holiday season.
Go crazy folks!
The Fancy Bar Chef
1½ ounces tequila (I prefer a golden tequila)
1½ ounces Kahlúa
1½ ounces Bailey’s Irish Cream
Shake then strain either on the rocks or up, or unchilled in a cup of coffee.