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Angel face is a lovely autumn to winter cocktail. Excellent for holiday times with family gatherings. It’s formal and classy. With three ingredients, it’s super easy to make.

Angel Face Classic Cocktail

Angel face is a lovely autumn to winter cocktail. Excellent for holiday times with family gatherings. It’s formal and classy. With three ingredients, it’s super easy to make.

There is something about gold hued cocktails. They glow like beautiful brushed copper under soft bar lights. When I stumbled across this Angel Face drink recipe, I knew it was a must try kind of drink. Calvados and apricot brandy pair beautifully as is; add gin to the mix and there’s sure to be a winner for slow sipping.

Angel Face has deep fruit flavor reminiscent of dried fruits, but not sugary. It is warming and lush on the palate. This is definitely a cocktail to enjoy in a luxurious manner rather than gulp away. I enjoy my cocktails well chilled. This one is no different. However this could warm a little while enjoyed in a relaxed manner, but it really does not take away from the experience.

Angel Face Classic Cocktail Recipe

Angel face is a lovely autumn to winter cocktail. Excellent for holiday times with family gatherings. It’s formal and classy. With three ingredients, it’s super easy to make.

Angel Face

1 ounce Dry Gin

1 ounce Apricot Brandy

1 ounce Calvados

Apple Slice, Lemon Slice or Cherry

Place liquids in a cocktail shaker filled two-thirds with ice. Stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with thin slice of apple.

This classic cocktail is adapted from the 1930s drink mentioned in The Savoy Cocktail book. Some recipes call for peach liqueur and lemon juice with variations in measurements. I think this drink benefits greatly by adding a flamed orange peel (for the adventurous home bartender) or orange peel twisted over the drink without flame. Both work with slightly different aromatics.

Angel face is a lovely autumn to winter cocktail. Excellent for holiday times with family gatherings. It’s formal and classy. With three ingredients, it’s super easy to make.

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The Baileys Holiday Martini is as easy as one, two, three ingredients with optional fresh raspberry garnish.

Baileys Holiday Martini

The Baileys Holiday Martini is as easy as one, two, three ingredients with optional fresh raspberry garnish.

Holiday entertaining should be fun, delicious and above all things, easy! Cooking for the holidays takes time and preparation, so ease up on time consuming cocktail recipes. Opt for easy two or three ingredient cocktails instead. The Baileys Holiday Martini is as easy as one, two, three ingredients with optional fresh raspberry garnish. In this case the garnish provides a yummy treat to look at, but isn’t crucial to the drink.

Baileys Holiday Martini Recipe

Baileys Holiday Martini

2 ounces Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur

1/4 ounce Vodka

1/4 ounce Godiva Chocolate Liqueur

Fresh Raspberry

Combine liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with fresh raspberry.

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The Baileys Irish Martini is extra thick, rich and creamy. This is a decadent variation of traditional espresso martinis.

Baileys Irish Martini

The Baileys Irish Martini is extra thick, rich and creamy. This is a decadent variation of traditional espresso martinis.

The Baileys Irish Martini is extra thick, rich and creamy. This is a decadent variation of traditional espresso martinis. Be aware the Baileys version is rather sweet. If you prefer just a touch of creamy sweetness, dial back the Irish Cream and add more espresso. Irish whiskey is a nice touch to espresso cocktails in my opinion. I love the hint of smoky warmth it brings to the flavor.

This is an easy to make three ingredient cocktail. The mint sprig adds wonderful aroma to the drink as it is sipped, but it isn’t a deal breaker to leave it off if it isn’t available. This drink could also be shaken and poured over ice if you prefer.

Baileys Irish Martini Recipe

Baileys Irish Martini

3 ounces Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur

1 ounce Irish Whiskey

1 ounce Espresso – cold

Mint Sprig

Combine liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with mint sprig.

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