Tuesday Treats & Titles: Bailey’s Irish Cocoa

I’m tagging the nearest leprechaun so I can do a little time traveling. We’re catching a ride on the way-back machine to 9th centery Ireland. The first three books in the Faerie Reign series were the first books I sold and were published. I still love them–the characters, the plots, the romance. There’s time travel and reincarnation. There are are Tuatha d’Danaan mucking about in human lives.  So, in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day this Friday, lets travel to one of my favorite places in the world–even though I’ve never been. Ireland is still on my bucket list. I’m gonna make this warm cocktail, curl up under a blanket and travel back to the beginning. Want to come along for the ride?

Bailey’s Irish Cocoa
The tasty addition of aromatic bitters enhances the taste of this hot chocolate cocktail. Mini-marshmallows and raspberries add both fun and “class” to this easy-to-make libation.

3 oz whole milk
1 1⁄2 teaspoon hot cocoa mix, plus more for garnish
2 oz Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur
6 dashes aromatic bitters
8 mini-marshmallows and 4 raspberries—skewered—for garnish
1 can whipped cream

Let’s Make It
1 – In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the milk with hot-cocoa mix and lightly stir.
2 -. Heat the bowl in the microwave in 15-second intervals until warm (about 2-3 times, depending on the microwave).
3 – Add Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur and aromatic bitters. Stir to combine.
Evenly divide the liquid between 2 mugs. Top with whipped cream, garnish with raspberry skewer and mini marshmallows. Sprinkle with hot cocoa mix.

Pssst you can add a bit of coffee if you want more caffeine. 😉

Go out and celebrate because on St. Paddy’s Day, we’re all a little bit Irish but please, if you got for the alcohol, please drink responsibly. The best Idea is to just stay home where it’s warm and dry, mix up this adult cocoa and read my books! Why? Because without the words, history is doomed to repeat itself. Just ask Becca and Ciaran, Moira and Duncan, Delaney and Riordan, or Abhean and Gweneth. If you could go back, do it over again, would you take a chance to find true love? What if you had no choice? In FAERIE FATE, two humans find out. Rebecca Miller and Ciaran MacDermot must discover the secret that will keep them together forever.

In FAERIE FIRE, Moira O’Connor and Duncan Ross face old grudges, family secrets, and vows intended but never sworn. They share memories of lives entwined then ripped apart. In the present day, he’s a SWAT sniper with PTSD and she’s the psychologist assigned to evaluate his fitness for duty. Will they find their HEA?

If you had one shot—just one chance to seize everything you ever wanted in one defining moment, would you capture it or let it go? Find out next in FAERIE FOOL. In a previous life long forgotten, Riordan “Rory” MacDermot vowed never to lose his heart. But then he meets Delaney Burns. Again. Can they find the magic to stay together this time?

In this final story, Abhean, Tir Nan Óg’s resident troublemaker and harper gets his.Manannan Mac Lir, the fae king of Tir Nan Óg, exiles Abhean in the human world until he finds the other half of his heart. Will he be too stubborn to recognize and claim Gwenyth Rily as his own? Find out in FAERIE FAITH.

You can buy the first three books as a digital box set at a reduced price. Just click on the pic with all the covers. The last book was part of an anthology series so you have to buy it seperately. To grab them individually, just click on the cover or the title. Who’s going to be wearing green come Friday? 🙋🏼‍♀️


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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6 Responses to Tuesday Treats & Titles: Bailey’s Irish Cocoa

  1. I love these books SO MUCH! :cue fangirl squeeing: I think, before we became besties, I won a paperback copy of Faerie Fate in one of your contests. Brilliant book. Now, I’m not saying it’s the reason we became besties, but I know if I hadn’t loved the writing, I couldn’t have loved the writer. :hugs:

    As for the drink, I really do wish sometimes that they made non-alcoholic Bailey’s. All the flavor, none of the brain-clouding buzz. This drink sounds yummiful.

    • Silver James says:

      Bailey’s is only 17% by volume. LOL Just a splash for flavor wouldn’t cloud too much. And on a cold day, with nowhere to go and nothing to do but read? Oh, yeah. I vote for that. Should I mention here that I have a bottle of Bailey’s that probably 20 years old and never been opened? 🤦🏼‍♀️🤣🤣🤣

  2. Dawn says:

    Me. At dad’s

  3. bookwyrm217 says:

    I stay home on holidays like this. My husband used to call them Amateur Hour. It’s safer that way.
    Baileys is a staple and I love the Salted Caramel one esp in cocoa or coffee. Or on ice cream.

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