Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Drinks on the House

When we went on our Caribbean cruise last October, my friend Peggy told me about Baileys Banana Coladas (popularly known as BBCs). Our big plan was to have one while we cruised the islands, but we never got around to actually doing it. Peggy kindly emailed the recipe so I could try it at home.

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Back at home I was telling my friend/neighbor Cindy about BBCs. She surprised me at Christmas with a beautifully decorated basket filled with a bottle of Baileys Original, Baileys with a Hint of Caramel, a bottle of rum, bags of Ghirardelli chocolates—even bananas.

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Other than Peggy’s recipe, I had no idea what concoctions to make with my new bounty. I started looking online, collecting ideas here and there. Then I hit the jackpot at the Baileys web site—lots of different recipes and even desserts are provided. Naturally this meant I needed to make a little Baileys recipe book to hold my new-found collection.

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A miniature cocktail shaker Christmas ornament found on clearance ($1) at Jo-Ann’s seemed meant for me, so I tied it on the recipe book with a ribbon. Now I’m ready for any Baileys occasion.

© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved (recipe from my friend Peggy)

Here’s Peggy’s BBC recipe for you (click to enlarge for printing)—drinks are on the house.


Anonymous said...

The drink sounds divine, I just happen to have some Baileys in the fridge, will have to give it a try.
If you've never had a Baileys Comet you're missing out: cup of hot coffee, shot of Baileys, shot of Irish whiskey, stir and top with whipped cream - heavenly!


Thimbleanna said...

And will you be serving around the pool? It sounds fantastic! I LOVE Pina Coladas so I'm thinking I'll love this too -- thanks for sharing the recipe!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

MMMMMMmmmmm...Thanks June! After a few days of having one frustration after another I could use a nice soothing drink of Baileys right about now! :-)

rohanknitter said...

Wow that sounds REALLY good!

Gumbo Lily said...

Oh my! Now this sounds like a drink I would really love to try. Clever of you to make your own Bailey's Recipe book.


Jane said...

You are something else! We never know what you're going to show - such an amazing variety! No wonder your blog is one of my very favorites!!

Will have to get some Bailey's!

Jane - Jacksonville

p.s. Are you doing the Bandage Brigade this year? I almost have 3 finished.

Jane said...

Oops, forgot to say -- I LOVE the little recipe book - so cute!

Diane Schuller said...

yum ... yum again. What a great gift idea -- your friend is as creative as you Junie!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh yummm, my MIL would love this. Thanks Clarice

Bridgett said...

These sound wonderful, minus the banana. LOL

LOVE the little shaker attached to the cookbook. I adore all your little touches.