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A cup of American style drip coffee with a shot of espresso added. Also called a Shot in the Dark or an Eye Opener. Variations of the Red Eye include the Black Eye, made with two shots of espresso, and the Dead Eye, made with three shots of espresso.
Irish Redeye Shots
You may not make it to an actual Irish pub for St. Patrick’s Day, but you can be there in spirit …
1/2 cup Irish cream
1/2 cup coffee liqueur
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons creme de menthe
You’ll need a funnel to add these syrups to bottles and a fine mesh strainer if you are infusing any fresh ingredients.
You can see Emma’s simple recipes for vanilla, raspberry and caramel syrups here. These syrups are super easy to make, fun to infuse with new flavors and make great gifts!
In the past, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about shelf life. After doing some research, I don’t feel comfortable naming an official shelf life. It can be affected greatly by the ingredients you use (fresh ingredients infused into the syrup can make it’s life shorter). I, personally, have used syrups I have made for coffee and cocktails for up to six months (without refrigeration). If any of you have recommendations for shelf life, please share.
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate chunks
- 1/4 tsp red food coloring
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup fresh brewed coffee
- Place milk and granulated sugar in medium saucepan.
- Bring to a simmer on medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in chocolate until melted.
- Stir in food color, coffee and vanilla.
- Serve warm
“We’ve Got Tonite” (sic) is a song written by American Bob Seger, from his 1978 album Stranger in Town. It was a hit single for Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, reaching No. 13 on the U.S. pop charts. In the UK, it reached No. 41 in 1979, later making it to No. 22 during a 1995 re-release to promote a Greatest Hits album, while in 1982 a live version from the in-concert album Nine Tonight reached No. 60.
It also played in the background of Melissa Sue Anderson’s 1979 TV film Survival of Dana, in a scene where Anderson’s character was visiting one of her new friends’ homes and was in a room with co-star Robert Carradine’s character Donny Davis, whom she was falling for.