An unlikely pair of ingredients combine in the Irish Cactus to produce a simple but creamy cocktail. It’s not every day that you get to enjoy tequila and Irish cream together, so give this recipe a try. It’s interesting to note that tequila isn’t the main highlight of the Irish cactus. In this dessert cocktail, you’ll taste the distinctive agave taste of tequila that pokes out of the sweet cream liqueur. The unique taste of the tequila is a perfect complement to the sweet creamy flavor of the liqueur. Guests love its ease, so it makes a perfect happy hour choice.
The drink can be served in a fancy cocktail glass to make it more appealing. Then strain it out after shaking it in an old-fashioned shaker. It is best when the glass is very cold, because there is no ice in the glass. I like the addition of 1/2 ounce of coffee liqueur to this drink-it’s kind of like a creamy sombrero. If you prefer the taste of Kahlua, but would like a slice of Irish cactus, you might want to try the Patron XO Cafe with tequila. Strangely enough, the Irish cactus drink is quite tasty, although the tequila-Irish cream drink does not seem to be a hit. An Apocalypse Now shooter combines both, but it also mixes tequila with dry vermouth before Irish cream is added to the top. That just goes to show that the simpler the drinks are, the better they are.
It is a great choice to mix with the Irish cactus Silver Tequila (or Blanco Tequila). It offers an adequately big tequila flavor and can often be found at a lower price than its aged counterparts. It can be argued, however, that you might want to incorporate a little barrel aging flavor into this beverage. Try the Irish cactus with some good reposado tequila and see what the difference is. If you give it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised. There are many flavors of Irish cream, but Baileys is one of the best known. Including this recipe in your repertoire will give you a chance to try out new wines. You can compare Carolan’s, Kerrygold, Molly’s, O’Darby, and St. Brendan’s to find out how they compare to one another. If you want to keep it creamy, serve this (and any other cocktail with cream) over large pieces of ice instead of cubes. The ice cubes and balls are about 2 inches in diameter so they melt slower so you don’t have to suffer through a watered-down beverage.