Nutty Irishman Cocktail Drink

Nutty Irishman

A shot of Gavin Wrigley looking to the camera in a dimly lit room
Written by Gavin Wrigley
Andrea
Tested by
Andrea Ottaiano

Looking for a one-of-a-kind cocktail? Try this Nutty Irishman recipe! It’s a flavorful drink that’s simple to whip up.

Nutty Irishman

Our Nutty Irishman recipe offers an easy way to enjoy winter! The comforting blend of Irish cream, Frangelico, and hot Coffee makes it irresistible.

Prep time:

1 minute

Mixing time:

1 minute

Servings:

1

Calories:

224 kl

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 oz Frangelico
  • Hot coffee to top up
  • Whipped cream & nutmeg, for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Irish Coffee Glass or Mug
  • Measuring Jigger

Instructions

  • Prep Glass: Warm your Irish coffee glass or mug with hot water, then discard the water.
  • Add Irish Cream: Pour 1 oz Irish Cream Liqueur into the glass.
  • Add Frangelico: Measure and pour 1 oz Frangelico into the glass.
  • Add Coffee: Top up the glass with hot Coffee, leaving room for whipped cream if desired.
  • Garnish: Dollop a spoonful of whipped cream on top for garnish and add a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Irish Cream Liqueur: If you don't have Irish cream liqueur, you can make a homemade version using heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, instant coffee granules, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, and whiskey. Alternatively, you can use Advocaat, a creamy egg liqueur.
  • Frangelico: Amaretto or Disaronno can be used as a substitute for Frangelico. They both have a nutty flavor profile but are made from almonds instead of hazelnuts.
  • Coffee: You can use decaf coffee if you're sensitive to caffeine and drinking it in the evening. You could also use a strongly brewed tea like chai or black tea for a different flavor profile.

Making a Pitcher of Nutty Irishman:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, multiply all the ingredients by 8. That would be 8 oz of Irish cream liqueur, 8 oz of Frangelico, and enough hot Coffee to top up each glass.
  • Mix: Combine the Irish cream liqueur and Frangelico in a large pitcher. Stir well and add hot coffee (make sure your pitcher is resistant to hot temperature).
  • Pour: Incorporate your drink into pre-heated coffee mugs and garnish all of them with whipped cream and nutmeg.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Irish Cream Liqueur Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic Irish cream syrup; these are available and do a reasonable job mimicking the creamy, sweet flavor of Irish cream liqueur.
  • Frangelico Substitute: Opt for a non-alcoholic hazelnut syrup. It won't have the same depth of flavor as Frangelico, but it will provide that essential nutty note.
  • Proceed As Usual: Use these non-alcoholic substitutes instead of the regular ingredients, follow the original steps, and enjoy a non-alcoholic version.

Making it Vegan:

  • Irish Cream Liqueur: Use a vegan Irish cream such as Baileys Almande, made from almond milk.
  • Whipped Cream: Use a dairy-free whipped cream from coconut or plant-based milk. You can also find ready-made vegan whipped creams in most grocery stores.
  • Proceed As Usual: Use these vegan substitutes instead of the regular ingredients, follow the original steps, and enjoy a vegan version.

Nutrition Facts

Calories
224
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Sodium
 
5
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
24
g
8
%
Sugar
 
19
g
21
%
Potassium
 
73
mg
2
%
Cholesterol
 
4
mg
1
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.04
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.3
g
Vitamin A
 
34
IU
1
%
Calcium
 
8
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.01
mg
0
%

 

Nutty Irishman Cocktail Drink

Nutty Irishman

Gavin Wrigley Written by Gavin Wrigley
Jump to Video
Our Nutty Irishman recipe offers an easy way to enjoy winter! The comforting blend of Irish cream, Frangelico, and hot Coffee makes it irresistible.
Prep time: 1 minute
Mixing time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
Calories: 224

Ingredients
 

  • 1 oz Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 oz Frangelico
  • Hot coffee to top up
  • Whipped cream & nutmeg - for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Irish Coffee Glass or Mug
  • Measuring Jigger

Instructions

  • Prep Glass: Warm your Irish coffee glass or mug with hot water, then discard the water.
  • Add Irish Cream: Pour 1 oz Irish Cream Liqueur into the glass.
  • Add Frangelico: Measure and pour 1 oz Frangelico into the glass.
  • Add Coffee: Top up the glass with hot Coffee, leaving room for whipped cream if desired.
  • Garnish: Dollop a spoonful of whipped cream on top for garnish and add a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Irish Cream Liqueur: If you don't have Irish cream liqueur, you can make a homemade version using heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, instant coffee granules, chocolate syrup, vanilla extract, and whiskey. Alternatively, you can use Advocaat, a creamy egg liqueur.
  • Frangelico: Amaretto or Disaronno can be used as a substitute for Frangelico. They both have a nutty flavor profile but are made from almonds instead of hazelnuts.
  • Coffee: You can use decaf coffee if you're sensitive to caffeine and drinking it in the evening. You could also use a strongly brewed tea like chai or black tea for a different flavor profile.

Making a Pitcher of Nutty Irishman:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, multiply all the ingredients by 8. That would be 8 oz of Irish cream liqueur, 8 oz of Frangelico, and enough hot Coffee to top up each glass.
  • Mix: Combine the Irish cream liqueur and Frangelico in a large pitcher. Stir well and add hot coffee (make sure your pitcher is resistant to hot temperature).
  • Pour: Incorporate your drink into pre-heated coffee mugs and garnish all of them with whipped cream and nutmeg.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Irish Cream Liqueur Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic Irish cream syrup; these are available and do a reasonable job mimicking the creamy, sweet flavor of Irish cream liqueur.
  • Frangelico Substitute: Opt for a non-alcoholic hazelnut syrup. It won't have the same depth of flavor as Frangelico, but it will provide that essential nutty note.
  • Proceed As Usual: Use these non-alcoholic substitutes instead of the regular ingredients, follow the original steps, and enjoy a non-alcoholic version.

Making it Vegan:

  • Irish Cream Liqueur: Use a vegan Irish cream such as Baileys Almande, made from almond milk.
  • Whipped Cream: Use a dairy-free whipped cream from coconut or plant-based milk. You can also find ready-made vegan whipped creams in most grocery stores.
  • Proceed As Usual: Use these vegan substitutes instead of the regular ingredients, follow the original steps, and enjoy a vegan version.

What is a Nutty Irishman?

A Nutty Irishman is a creamy liqueur-based cocktail made of Irish cream and hazelnut liqueur. This drink is not difficult to make, as it only requires the two ingredients to be mixed in equal parts. It is usually served hot and enjoyed during the winter season.

A side shot of a Nutty Irishman cocktail in a mug on a wooden tray surrounded by a white cloth, a jigger and a plate with nutmegs

What is a Nutty Irishman made of – The ingredients

These are the ingredients you’ll need to create a Nutty Irishman:

  • Baileys Irish Cream: This adds a creamy texture and a rich, sweet flavor to the cocktail. It also helps to balance out the strong taste of the whiskey.
  • Frangelico: This Italian hazelnut liqueur gives the Nutty Irishman its distinctive nutty flavor. It adds depth and complexity to the drink.
  • Whipped cream (optional): Some people like to top their Nutty Irishman with whipped cream for an extra indulgence. It adds a light, fluffy texture and a hint of sweetness.
  • Nutmeg (optional): A sprinkle of nutmeg can be used as a garnish. It adds a warm, spicy note that complements the other flavors in the drink.

Irish Cream Liqueur, Frangelico, hot coffee and cream laid out on a white bar table

How do you make a Nutty Irishman?

Follow our easy steps and learn how to whip up a Nutty Irishman:

1
<p>Start by warming up your coffee mug before starting to pour the ingredients.</p>

Start by warming up your coffee mug before starting to pour the ingredients.

2
<p>Pour 1 ounce of Irish cream into the glass. The Irish cream provides a smooth, creamy base for the cocktail.</p>

Pour 1 ounce of Irish cream into the glass. The Irish cream provides a smooth, creamy base for the cocktail.

3
<p>Add 1 ounce of Frangelico. This hazelnut liqueur gives the Nutty Irishman its distinctive nutty flavor.</p>

Add 1 ounce of Frangelico. This hazelnut liqueur gives the Nutty Irishman its distinctive nutty flavor.

4
<p>Top up the glass with hot Coffee, leaving room for whipped cream if desired.</p>

Top up the glass with hot Coffee, leaving room for whipped cream if desired.

5
<p>Add whipped cream on top of the drink. This enhances the overall presentation and provides a contrasting texture.</p>

Add whipped cream on top of the drink. This enhances the overall presentation and provides a contrasting texture.

6
<p>Garnish the drink with a sprinkle of nutmeg. This adds a touch of warmth and spice, perfectly complementing the nutty and creamy flavors of the cocktail.</p>

Garnish the drink with a sprinkle of nutmeg. This adds a touch of warmth and spice, perfectly complementing the nutty and creamy flavors of the cocktail.

History and Origin of the Nutty Irishman

The Nutty Irishman cocktail, a delightful blend of Irish cream and hazelnut liqueur, has an interesting history that’s as rich as its flavor. The exact origin of this creamy concoction is somewhat shrouded in mystery, but it’s widely believed to have emerged during the late 20th century.

Baileys Irish Cream was created in the 1970s by Tom Jago and it was probably during this time that the Nutty Irishman likely made its first appearance.

‘Nutty Irishman’ is a playful nod to its key ingredients – Irish cream and Frangelico. Irish cream, a blend of whiskey and cream, hails from Ireland, hence the ‘Irish’ part of the name. The ‘nutty’ part refers to Frangelico, which boasts a distinct nutty flavor due to its primary ingredient, Tonda Gentile hazelnuts.

A Nutty Irishman cocktail, shot from above, in a mug on a beige surface surrounded by Irish Cream Liqueur, Frangelico, hot coffee and cream

See More

Did you make this recipe?

We’d love to see how you crafted our recipes!
Tag us on Instagram at @_drinksworld

FAQ

How many calories does a Nutty Irishman drink contain?
A standard serving of the Nutty Irishman cocktail contains approximately 200 calories. However, this can vary depending on the specific brands of alcohol used and the size of the serving.
How strong is a Nutty Irishman cocktail?
The strength of a Nutty Irishman cocktail can vary based on the ratio of ingredients used. Typically, it has an Alcohol By Volume (ABV) of around 8%, translating to 16 proof. This makes it a relatively light cocktail.
What types of alcohol are used in a Nutty Irishman?
The Nutty Irishman cocktail primarily uses two types of alcohol: Irish cream liqueur and Frangelico, a hazelnut-flavored liqueur. These two ingredients give the drink its distinctive creamy and nutty flavor profile.
In what type of glass is a Nutty Irishman served?
Traditionally, a Nutty Irishman is served in an Irish coffee glass or coffee mug.
What does a Nutty Irishman taste like?
A Nutty Irishman offers a delightful blend of flavors. The sweetness from the Irish cream liqueur combines with the rich, nutty taste of Frangelico to create a smooth and creamy drink with hints of chocolate and vanilla.
What is the ratio of ingredients in a Nutty Irishman?
The typical ratio for a Nutty Irishman is equal parts Irish cream liqueur and Frangelico, usually one ounce each. This balance allows both flavors to shine without overpowering each other.
How is a Nutty Irishman served with ice?
A Nutty Irishman is typically served warm, therefore without ice.
Is a Nutty Irishman considered a dessert drink?
Due to its sweet and creamy flavor profile, the Nutty Irishman is categorized as a dessert cocktail. It pairs well with various desserts, particularly those featuring chocolate or nuts and it is often enjoyed as dessert on its own.

Categories

Types

Flavours

Spirits

Share
Pin
Post
Share
Send
Email

Rate this recipe

I don’t like it

It’s not bad

I like it

I really like it!

I love it!

Comments

Leave a Reply

Select language

The page you are looking at is also available in the following languages:

Recipe Overview

Explore our recipes by the categories below.

By spirit

By type

By flavour

Spirits Overview

Explore our spirits by the categories below.

Types