Celebrating the Friday Cocktail {Recipe: Friday Night Coffee}

Ahhhh… Friday nights. This past Friday night I was in my PJ’s and in bed by 7pm. In fact, I had called a friend and left a voicemail at 5 to see if she wanted to come over for a glass of wine. I didn’t hear from her until 6:30 – and she was all ready to come over to welcome the weekend with me. Problem was, I was in my PJ’s and in bed, 2 glasses of wine done with the night. The past season of Grey’s Anatomy and I had a rockin’ evening together though. And you know what? It was absolutely perfect.

I’ve become *that* person who likes to stay in, with a book or movie and a cocktail on a Friday night. When did that happen?

Someone else out there likes my kind of Friday nights too. My friend Barb has shared a widely popular Friday Cocktail on her blog each week for a year now. Today, a group of us are celebrating her one year Friday Cocktail by sharing some of our favorite cocktails. Head over to Barb’s blog for the complete roundup…and wish her happy day by leaving a comment or sending her a tweet @FridayCocktails. Did I mention she has prizes? Oh yes, lots and lots of great prizes. Stop by and say hi!

Before you do, here is my contribution… I’m calling it Friday Night Coffee. I love coffee, I love simple cocktails and I love Friday nights. Hence, Friday Night Coffee.

Cheers to your weekend!

Friday Night Coffee Cocktail
A wonderful cocktail for a cozy Friday night.
  • 8 ounces dark roast coffee
  • 1 fluid ounce Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 fluid ounce Kahlua Peppermint Mocha Liquor
  • Fresh whipped cream, for garnish
  1. Place Baileys Irish Cream and Kahlua Peppermint Mocha in a large coffee mug.
  2. Add hot coffee and stir.
  3. Garnish with fresh whipped cream. Serve hot.

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  1. says

    This looks like the perfect Friday Night Coffee to me, Kristen. I’m with you on “when did I become that person?”. I’ve noticed that I’m ready to be in bed by 7 just about every night lately. I’m starting to think my body is absolutely ready for the time to change – just not in the mornings! :)

  2. says

    Not being a big cocktail drinker (other than Amaretto) this is the perfect evening drink for me! Even though I’ve been retired for a few years, Friday nights are still my favourite of the week. I never even knew that they made Kahlua Peppermint Mocha! I imagine it tastes wonderful with the Baileys and coffee!

  3. says

    I have to go there. Friday Night Lights coffee maybe. Ah…this coffee, the coach and snuggled in bed? Perfect. Of course with him on TV silly (or maybe not!!)

    Thanks so much for participating in my celebration…now I need this coffee. I need a bigger bar you know? It’s packed to the gills and yet I have no Peppermint Mocha Kahlua. I have Peppermint Mocha cocoa though and so yes, I will go there, albeit a bit different route. I’m supposed to be going out for dinner…now I just want to follow your lead! Have a great weekend.

  4. Kristi says

    This sounds divine! Two of my favorite things – coffee and liquor – paired together! I haven’t seen Kahula Peppermint Mocha though – adding to my list right now!
    I’m right there with you, Kristen – at some point I’ve also become an “I’d rather stay in on Friday nights” gal too. Even if we’re in on Friday nights, I do enjoy a glass of wine (or 2) or a cocktail as I unwind from the week!

  5. says

    Beautiful photo, Kristen! I admittedly LOVE Friday nights in, especially when you can share them with a good friend or a few sitting around talking the night away. All the better, I’m sure, with coffee like this!! :)

  6. Susan G says

    Congratulations on your anniversary and your daughter’s birthday! In their honor I’ll be having my favorite cocktail – Jameson and cranberry juice with a lime twist.

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