I’m pleased to introduce to you my friend Jody. I’ve known Jody since high school, where we both dated guys who were best friends. She is not only freaking gorgeous, but she’s nice, too. I’m not sure how gorgeous people are allowed to be hot AND kind, but she won the DNA jackpot. I don’t hate her for it.
Jody makes a whole bunch of cool stuff so when I saw that she makes mugs and wine glasses too, I messaged her and asked her if she could pretty please make me a couple! And she did! Look!
Since Allie wanted me to post the recipe for my boozy coffee, I thought it would be fitting to use one of my new mugs. And since things can get a little hairy by 4pm on a school day, I can’t think of a more appropriate way to sneak in some too-early alcohol than to put it into a coffee. Bam. Snoozy Suzy to Boozy Suzy with the snap of the wrist with nary a phone booth in sight.
This was pre-4pm coffee Snoozy Suzy before I started grinding the beans (I think I won the DNA jackpot too, if the first letter stands for “dork”).
For my afternoon coffee, I like to grind my own beans so that they’re fresh, and I brew my coffee in my French press. I use my Keurig in the morning though because I’m too tired to fuss about in the kitchen while my eyelids are stuck together.
I poured the boiling water over the ground beans and let them make sweet love for 4 minutes (approximately 3 minutes and 45 seconds longer than the first time I… made coffee). While I waited, I poured an ounce of Kahlua into the bottom of my mug, and then topped it with an ounce of Irish cream liqueur (OMG Jody did NOT make this shot glass!!!).
Then I poured the hot coffee over top and filled it up to about an inch below the edge of the mug.
Okay, maybe that’s more than one inch. I like to make room for the whipped cream. If you want to heat things up a bit, don’t be afraid of popping the mug into the micro for 30 seconds or so just because the boozy stuff tends to cool the coffee down quite a bit.
You can top it with maraschino cherries and chocolate syrup (which is what I did last time) but today I felt like caramel sauce and chocolate sprinkles.
And THAT? Is how you get through the shifty hours of the afternoon, where it’s too early to drink tequila in front of your children/coworkers.
If you guys want to get hooked up with a mug (or wine glass, or really anything, she has so much selection), contact Jody through her Facebook page Barn Chick Rustic.
If you could put anything on a coffee mug, what would you write? What about a wine glass?
Boozy coffee? Yes or no?
Did you have a nickname in high school?
I had a few.