Sunday, January 25, 2015

Booze Clues: What to Wear and Drink on National Irish Coffee Day

Coffee with a Kick

Today's National Irish Coffee Day, and if you've spent the weekend partying, mixing a little caffeine with some hair o' the dog therapy might help prep you for the week ahead. If this has been a mellow weekend, this is a great way to stay cozy. Here are a couple of options to sip at brunch today (or try at home), along with boot suggestions, because baby, it's cold outside.

2 Gingers Caramel Irish Coffee (Available at Doc's Landing, White Bear Lake, MN)

Caramel Irish Coffee imageIngredients
1/2 part 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey
1/2 part Caramel Cream Liqueur
Whipped Cream

Pour hot coffee into warmed glass until it is about 3/4 full. Blend in 2 GINGERS® Irish whiskey. Top with Caramel Irish Cream by pouring gently over back of spoon. Add whipped cream for garnish and serve hot.

Sweet and flavorful with a little spice. If you're into flavored coffees, this is for you. 

Woolrich Artist Boot in Ginger/ Earth 

Slip on your favorite chunky fairisle sweater, a pair of skinny jeans and a shearling-trim ankle boot when you head out today. This Artist Boot by Woolrich (available at definitely compliments such a look and pairs well with the 2 Gingers Caramel Irish Coffee. Made of full-grain leather and luxe wool, this boot is the epitome of coziness. The 4.75 inch heel makes it day party-ready, and the 1.5 inch platform adds comfort. It has a rubber sole, you should be okay in slippery situations. 

Woolrich wool and leather shearling ankle boot

Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Coffee

Tullamore DEW Irish Coffee
1/4 oz simple syrup
To a pre-heated coffee glass add the ingredients above and stir. Top with lightly whipped heavy cream. Garnish with grated nutmeg. (You can also drink this one over ice as shown in the photo)

Strong, dark and smooth. This is a drink for the purist. 

YWWH Trekking Ankle Boot

If a plaid flannel boyfriend shirt, jeggings and and chunky socks fit your mood today, a heeled hiking boot like this faux fur-lined Trekking Ankle Boot by YWWH (available at is the ideal choice for you. Faux leather and a lug sole hold up well to the elements. The high heel adds a shot of femininity to the ruggedness of this style. 

Shearling trim high heeled hiking boot

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