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Guys, I’m celebrating this week. After 12 months of developing recipes for my cookbook, I am officially DONE. Yes, there will be tweaks here and there (and now I actually have to sit down and write it ?) but it is a huge relief to have all the recipes nailed down. And just in time too; the book is being photographed in two weeks! I owe a huge thanks to all my wonderful recipe testers. They have put the recipes through the wringer, so I can sleep at night knowing that they all work. With that, I’m taking a long overdue break from the kitchen this week — and, since the kids also happen to be at sleepaway camp, it feels like a right time for a cocktail. Enter the Mudslide, a trio cocktail (liquid dessert?) made from coffee liqueur, vodka and Irish cream.

booze-trio

Legend has it that the Mudslide was created at the Wreck Bar in the Cayman Islands. The recipe is simple: one part coffee liqueur, one part vodka, and one part Irish cream. There is no virgin Mudslide: take away the booze and the only thing you’re left with is ice. So, yes, this is a stiff drink that will make you tipsy or (in my case) fall asleep. Enjoy!

Mudslide-cocktail

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Mudslides

Servings: 1 drink
Total Time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces (3 tablespoons) coffee liqueur, such as Kahlua
  • 1.5 ounces (3 tablespoons) vodka
  • 1.5 ounces (3 tablespoons) Irish cream liqueur, such as Baileys

Instructions

  1. Shake coffee liqueur, vodka and Irish cream liqueur in a shaker with lots of ice. Pour into a rocks glass with ice.

Reviews & Comments

  • I love mudslides. My very kind husband used to make them for me when I would go out to our hot tub when we lived in San Francisco- now that we live in England, it’s when I go up for a hot bath. I’ve told so many people here the recipe but i think they think I’m making it up. I am so thrilled you’ve posted this in your blog, I can now share and they will know it’s legit! Thanks!!!

    • — Leslie on March 14, 2019
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  • Oh YES!! After a long day this so refreshingly delicious… cheers

    • — Nancy Burroughs on December 29, 2018
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  • I’ve always called this an adult milkshake – it’s brilliant – especially in an hot tub with the snow falling around you 😘

    • — Leslie on March 3, 2018
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  • I’m making this for a St. Patty’s Day party – and I don’t need to try it out beforehand because I know (like all your recipes) it will be perfect! Thanks for being so good at what you do! Please tell me you’ll have a book signing near Grand Rapids?!

    • — Kendra Hilton on January 23, 2018
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    • Hi Kendra, so glad you feel confident enough with the recipes to use them for entertaining! I will be having some book signings, but I don’t know where yet. 🙂 When I have more information, I will be sure to let readers know – thanks for your support!

      • — Jenn on January 24, 2018
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  • This is the best thing I have ever put in my mouth. Happy Friday!

    • — RZH on August 4, 2017
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  • Thanks for the idea! The ratios are perfect. In fact, all of the recipes that I’ve tried on this site are excellent and it’s why when I want to try something new, I rely on your recipes. Given that, I can’t wait until the cookbook is released. Congratulations!

    • — Cindy on March 4, 2017
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  • These are delicious and incredibly easy to make. FYI – you can buy mudslides already made in a bottle but this is really so much better so save your $ and go for this way to mix your own.

    • — Emily on December 2, 2016
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  • Many many congratulations on your cook book! I cannot wait to read it in time! My little sis, who is now the mother of five and a phenomenal chef, told me about your blog around two years ago. My studies brought me to Paris over 25 years ago and I never left as I met my husband (and the rest is history). Your recipes have been enjoyed with SO much praise from him and our two children, in addition to many French people..in schools, at gatherings, etc. EVERYONE here sings your praises and your recipes!! Thank you SO much for your tremendous gift and for bringing your recipes each and every day to Paris. Un GRAND MERCI!! I will also be eternally grateful to my wonderful sister for sharing news of you and your cooking! We will be first in line to get a copy of your book! Félicitations!!!

    • — Damienne on November 4, 2016
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    • Thanks so much for the kind words — I’m thrilled to hear that you have shared some of my recipes with your French friends and neighbors. (After all, that’s where I was “bitten by the cooking bug.”) I appreciate you taking the time to let me know. 🙂

      • — Jenn on November 4, 2016
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  • Absolutly Delicious! We had no idea how easy these were to make! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    • — RNF0424 on October 6, 2016
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  • Those are so tasty! Thank you! – and congrats to finishing your cookbook. You will have a lot of new fans out there!
    I have shared your website with many friends who are very excited about your recipes.

    • — Maria on August 3, 2016
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  • This drink sounds wonderful, and I intend on trying it soon! Jenn, I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve been thankful to have found your site! I know you’ve heard this from followers before, but it bears repeating – EVERY recipe of yours that I’ve tried has been wonderful and a definite “keeper!” My husband still raves whenever I make the chocolate banana bread! And don’t even get me started about your slow-baked BBQ short-ribs! Looking forward to your cookbook! Congratulations!

    • — Sandy on July 11, 2016
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    • Thanks Sandy (and everyone else who has commented) for submitting such nice, supportive notes about the site and my upcoming cookbook– I so appreciate you taking the time to write!

      • — Jenn on July 11, 2016
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  • I really can’t wait to get your cookbook. I have tried up to 20+ recipes on your website and you never fail to deliver great instructions and wonderful recipes. Thank you so much for taking the time and having the passion to have a cookbook issued. The drink recipe looks marvelous and it is next on my list to try. All the best, Joni

    • — Joni Whipple on July 11, 2016
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  • Congratulations! I am SO looking forward to your cookbook – every recipe I’ve tried from your site is amazing. And a mudslide is one of my favorite cocktails! It’s 5:30 on a Friday in California, now you’ve got me thinking…

    • Thank you, Julia! 🙂

      • — Jenn on July 9, 2016
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  • This looks like the perfect Friday night drink. Can’t wait for your book..let your readers know when you go on the road to promote it-would love a signed copy and to see you at my local bookstore:)

    • — Jill on July 8, 2016
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    • Will do, Jill…I hope to meet you too one day! 🙂

      • — Jenn on July 8, 2016
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  • All the recipes I’ve tried from your site are a success! I’m from far away New Zealand but still can’t wait for your book to arrive. 🙂 This drink sounds yum! Congratulations!

    • — Shella on July 7, 2016
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    • Thank you, Sheila!

      • — Jenn on July 8, 2016
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  • Can hardly wait for your “baby” to be born. We will all want autographed copies. looking forward to making this drink at the first opportunity.

    • — Carol Winkelman on July 7, 2016
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    • So sweet, Carol. Absolutely!

      • — Jenn on July 7, 2016
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  • Cannot wait for your cookbook…possible to get one autographed?????? just 2 miles separate us…lol! Thank for the Mudslide recipe-yum!

    • — CHRISTINE PAULL on July 7, 2016
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    • Of course, Christine…come on over!

      • — Jenn on July 7, 2016
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  • A favorite liquid dessert!
    Congratulations on seeing “the light at the end of the tunnel!” I am now very selective regarding cookbooks I add to my collection! But I can assure you – you’re will be on the shelf in full view!

  • Congratulations Jen!! I can hardly wait for your cookbook to be released!! CHEERS!

    • — Laura Pardy on July 7, 2016
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  • Best wishes on your cookbook. I have 3 teen boys that love to eat. Would love your tip(s) on how you stay fit with all your tempting recipes? My sons need calorie rich food, but I don’t.

    The Mudslides are great frozen treat too!

    • — Elizabeth on July 7, 2016
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  • Is there anything that can substitute for the Kahlula? Love Bailey’s, but not a coffee fan.

    Enjoy your vacation!

    Thanks,

    June

    • — June on July 7, 2016
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    • Hi June, I think you could definitely use rum. And thank you!

      • — Jenn on July 7, 2016
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  • Congratulations Jen! I for one can hardly wait for it to hit the shelves. I love every recipe that I’ve tried from your site. This drink sounds delicious.

    • Thank you, Sandi!

      • — Jenn on July 7, 2016
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