The holidays are definitely a time of year where a ton of emphasis is put on food. Gorgeous tablescapes overflowing with delectable dishes. But you shouldn’t forget the seasonal cocktails! My perfect evening would be curled up in a chair with a book, blanket and cocktail, toasting my toes by a fireplace. Pretty dreamy, right? Today I’m here to share with you a new favorite Autumn cocktail of mine: The Buttercup. The Buttercup cocktail may sound dainty and unassuming, but this little drink packs a punch. It’s 75% alcohol in it’s unaltered state, but feel free to play with the ratios to get the perfect taste for you.
2 oz butterscotch schnapps
2 oz coffee liqueur
2 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
Mix each of the alcoholic components together in a lowball glass. Fill the glass with milk to achieve the preferred taste. (I used 2oz, but if you prefer less “bite” in your cocktail, try 4 oz). Top off your cocktail with whipped cream and milk chocolate shavings. I added a chocolate straw to give my cocktail an extra punch of flavor.
Despite this cocktail being slightly chilly, it’s sure to keep you warm on the cooler evenings! Enjoy!