Dairy Free Irish Cream

A tropical storm is coming our way, Beautiful People, and, as usual, South Beach denizens have stocked up on beer and liquors and are having Hurricane Parties. I am never the one to say no to a nice drink, and my husband happily obliges.

Do you believe in the luck o’ the Irish? My son, whose company headquarters are in Dublin, goes to Ireland pretty often. He assures me that the more you drink, the luckier you feel, if the drink is good, that is!

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Following this logic, I should be the luckiest person in the world because I love Irish Cream Liqueur, but it’s dairy, so I can’t have it. Fortunately, I am still the luckiest person in the world because my husband has created a dairy free version of Irish Cream. Moreover, he made sure to flavor it with both coffee and chocolate – what more can you want?

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My husband has a magic hand with drinks. He makes this one, and he has shared this recipe with me. Instead of cream, he uses a combination of coconut milk and non-dairy pareve coffee creamer. *Note: thanks to wonderful Brenda Sue of https://davidsway.blog, I have discovered Thrive Market, where I order Kosher organic coconut cream. Since I much prefer rum to other strong liquors, he substitutes rum for whisky. He sweetens it with xylitol and flavors it with a combination of espresso ground coffee and unsweetened cocoa powder, as well as a touch of vanilla extract. Then he whips it up with a hand blender. Then I clean the kitchen. Meanwhile, you can listen to this amazing Serbian band that plays Irish folk music.

Usually, there is so much foam that it doesn’t fit into a bottle, and I end up with a bonus, so I am lucky again!

This is pretty potent stuff, Beautiful People, so one shot of this thick, creamy, luscious goodness should be enough to make you feel extremely lucky!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy creamer
  • 1 cup rum
  • 2/3 sugar or xylitol
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso ground coffee

PROCEDURE

Combine all ingredients, whip with a hand blender or mixer until well blended and foamy.

Enjoy! 

105 Comments Add yours

  1. marymtf says:

    What is non dairy ‘creamer’?

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    1. Any coffee creamer labeled non-dairy, and there are many of those around nowadays, as more and more people are turning vegan. However, as I sad, I much prefer coconut or even almond cream – it’s tastier.

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      1. marymtf says:

        Ta, Dolly 💋💋

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  2. ShiraDest says:

    Um, enjoy? 🙂 (I’m not a drinker, myself, as I hate the smell of most alchohol, and have a difficult time on Pesach -I start mixing water or grape juice into the wine from my first cup!)

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    1. Mixing water into wine on Pesach is fine, dear Shira, and having grape juice instead of wine is widely practiced. When I was growing up, boys after Bar Mitzvah and girls after Bas Mitzvah were given a taste of wine on Pesach (same for Kiddush) but no more than a taste; everything else was grape juice.
      Have a wonderful day,
      D

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      1. ShiraDest says:

        Cool: I’ve been by families who insisted that adults must drink the full first two cups! Not a fun experience.

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      2. There is a Mishna: “Ein am ha’aretz chasid.” An ignoramus is never a truly pious person. Unfortunately, nowadays they abound and sadly, they are usually convinced that their way is the only right way.
        Also, there is a law “Pikuah Nefesh.” That’s Halacha, not a custom or tradition. That means that, if drinking wine is detrimental not only to your enjoyment of the holiday, but to your health (it offends one of your senses), you shouldn’t drink it, period. And why two cups, not one and not three? It’s plain silly and makes no sense whatsoever. We had someone at our Seder once who was a recovering alcoholic, and he told us ahead of time not to worry on his account, but he would bring his own grape juice. I said, No way! I always have grape juice on the table for guests who do not drink wine or cannot consume this much wine, and if it bothers him to see wine on the table, then we will all drink grape juice. That’s another Halacha, “Hachnossas Orchim” – you must go out of your way to accommodate guests.
        I am sorry you started me on a rant, darling!
        Much love,
        D

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      3. ShiraDest says:

        Thank you! (Chachnasat orchim was always my favorite mitzvah!)
        Many seemed to define Pekuach nefesh as only visibly life-threatening events, and did not want to take my word for it that after a sip or two of even mere wine, my stomach turns.
        Thank you for the rant, Dear Dolly! I need to be able to say on my own, when someone is being an Am HaAretz, and ignore the person’s ignorance, rather than letting myself be cowed.

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      4. Oh, I can keep going; there are a few more Halochot that those people violated!
        Unfortunately, part of being an ignoramus is not realizing one’s ignorance. “A fool who thinks he is wise is doubly the fool” (Confucius).
        Do not ever let yourself be cowed! What are they going to do to you, kick you out of the house? That’s HUGE Avera. Even an Am haAretz will not do that, so you are safe. Then you go online to any of the many Ask the Rabbi sites, and ask the question.
        I hope you don’t mind my pronunciation of certain words and phrases. Yiddish is my first language, after all.
        Much love,
        D

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      5. ShiraDest says:

        No worries about the Ashkenazi accent! 🙂 It’s what I first learned! 🙂
        Actually, I was kicked out of the house! By Chabadniks! I was living with a Chabad family when the Rav told me that my beis din had fallen apart, because I’d told him at a meeting earlier that day that I had no intention of ever bearing children, although I would consider adopting. All the shiduchim that the family had been talking about for me (we all expected my mikvah to be soon) vanished, and I was told to move out with one week’s notice!
        About 10 years later I did end up converting, with a Reform beis din, and have been a member of several Masorti shuls on the strength of that (I had to insist on a real mikveh, though, so we went to one with a Chabad Mikveh Lady!!) beit din, and on the strength of the constant need for leyners and davening leaders who can also teach Hebrew school, since 2002. But no orthodox folk will consider me Jewish. I recall the rabbis of both the Masorti and reform shuls in Albuquerque protesting the decision by Medinat Israel to prohibit all but listed orthodox rabbis from sponsoring conversions for olim, what, in 2018 or 2017?

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      6. I meant kicking out of the house as a Seder guest; that’s an Avera.
        I am sorry to say that, but I can understand those people not wanting to have you living in their house if your conversion was not accepted. I understand how traumatic it was for you, but their decision was within Halacha.
        Much love,
        D

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      7. ShiraDest says:

        Yes, within halacha, but totally deceptive in terms of having told me, even the day before, that I’d really become part of the family.

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      8. As I said, I am so sorry you had to live through this emotional trauma!
        Did they know the day before about the Bais Din decision?

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      9. ShiraDest says:

        I don’t know: they were much closer to the Rav’s inner circle than I ever was. I did get a warning to keep my nose clean, as I’d asked for the source of a particular response to a shailah I’d asked, and I was upset that the Rav had told me that as a woman, I was not supposed to be interested in learning Aramaic and reading the Talmud, and that I did not have Emunat Chachamim!

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      10. Ha! Rabbi Meir’s wife, the famous Bruria, learned Talmud. Rashi’s daughter donned Tefillin and learned Talmud. Baal Shem Tov invited his daughter Udl (Adele, that’s my ancestor) to sit at the table and participate in Talmudic discussions.
        Perhaps, the reason was still your conversion not being accepted? In that case, he was right. Although I must say that when our Rav saw me tutoring my adopted son in the Gemarrah, he did a double take. Yet he didn’t say Boo!

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      11. ShiraDest says:

        Lucky you!
        And such yichus, too! 🙂
        To tell me absolutely that I could not even plan or aspire to such learning?
        Only much later did I learn of Rashi’s daughter and of Bruria, and by that time, I was Masorti.

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      12. But did he know about your conversion issue when he said that?

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      13. ShiraDest says:

        He was my Rav, and the Av Beis Din, yes, he knew all, including things he would not tell me.

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      14. In that case, he was right, sorry to tell you. There is a very strict prohibition against non-Jews learning Gemarrah, men or women. I would guess he was just trying to be diplomatic about it., but failed.

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      15. ShiraDest says:

        No, I meant after conversion, but he would not admit that idea, either, unless he’d simply decided and not told me for 2 years.

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      16. I am quite sure this isn’t the case, but it is irrelevant right now. Let go of it and think forward, dear friend!
        Love,
        D

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      17. ShiraDest says:

        To avoid Lashon HaRa, your advice is best, though, with all best intentions, I know, I’m afraid that there is much about this place and time that you do not know. Yes, forward is the only way!
        Much love,
        Shira

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      18. You are so very perceptive, darling!
        My husband went to Ner Israel yeshiva in Baltimore. It was many years ago, but he still knows many people there, so yes, I don’t want to even start guessing.
        I meant to ask, have you read anything by Arye Kaplan? Any essays?

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      19. ShiraDest says:

        Of Eco-Kashrut fame? I have seen his name often, but have to look his work up again (seems to have been very well known in the Chavurah movement, or am I thinking of …)

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      20. No, this is, rather, was Rabbi Dr Arye Kaplan, the translator of Tanach and one of the world’s foremost physicists, nominated for a Nobel Prize in Science. Sadly, he passed away at 48, while being nominated.

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      21. ShiraDest says:

        Oh, oops! Wow, that is quite young, Z’LB.

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      22. Amen. Look him up, when you have a chance – incredible true intellectual!

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      23. ShiraDest says:

        Ah, the Breslovers! That’s where I heard his name, but no, I don’t think I’ve read his works. Which do you recommend starting with?

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      24. He wasn’t a Breslover or a Chabadnik. Just your average Litvish yeshivish genius. I would suggest “If You Were God.” He translated and authored quite a few books, including the Sefer Yetzirah.

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      25. ShiraDest says:

        I know, but I think that was where I first heard his name cited. He wrote Sefer HaYetzirah?! Now I know why I avoided reading him directly: I’m hot-tempered, and therefore avoid Kaballah.

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      26. According to Midrash, Adam haRishon authored Sefer Yetzirah. By Ruah ha Kodesh, it was conveyed to Avraham Avinu who put it in writing. Rabbi Kaplan translated it. It’s a good think that you avoid Kabbalah. I also refrain from reading this very holy Sefer.
        My husband calls Kabbalah taught by Chabad “Kabbalah lite” – it’s not anywhere near the real stuff. We do learn Tanya at Melave Malka every week, and have been doing it for many years. I would not steer you in the direction of Kabbalah. Aryeh Kaplan was as yeshivish as they come and a Talmid of Rav Yoshi Bear (Rabbi Soloveichik, ZT’L), i.e. Modern Orthodox.
        Huge air hugs to start a great day,
        D

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      27. ShiraDest says:

        🙂 Thanks for this.
        Thank you, and Huge Safe Air Hugs to you for your evening(? or afternoon?)!
        Much love,
        Shira
        (thinking of :
        ‘VeTatzilem, ke nesher yair kino…’)

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      28. Late afternoon, getting ready for my evening classes.
        Love you,
        D

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      29. ShiraDest says:

        Have good classes! 🙂
        Hugs,
        Shira

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      30. Thank you, darling. One finished, now on break.
        Hugs right back to you,
        D

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  3. CarolCooks2 says:

    This sounds a much better version than mine, Dolly as mine has egg yolks and I don’t like using raw eggs…definitely, one to try…my son’s favourite rum as well ..It doesn’t get better than that 🙂 xx

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    1. Yeah, things that have egg yolks have cholesterol…
      Thank you so much, dear Carol; I am so glad you like my version!

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  4. Kritika says:

    Coconut milk is a great replacement. Enjoy your drink. Happy New Week 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Kritika! Cheers! 🍸

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      1. Kritika says:

        Welcome kindly. Cheers.

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  5. Garfield Hug says:

    Oh stay safe my friend from tropical storms

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    1. Thank you, darling! Last night thousands of people lost power, but we were lucky. Usually we are the first to lose power because we are so close to the ocean. Today things are coming back to normal.

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      1. Garfield Hug says:

        Phew! No power and first thing in my mind is the fridge….things will go bad unless you car cart out to the snow and bury it there to keep things frozen. Glad all is normalising now.

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      2. We are in the tropics, darling – no snow! We are used to tropical storms and hurricanes with no power for days. We all have big coolers and keep buying bags of ice. But thank you for your concern!

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      3. Garfield Hug says:

        Aww no snow! Never mind, lesser chores for you. Me too, lil red dot is near the equator and we are hot hot hot or wet wetter and wettest months in November, December.

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      4. I love snow – on pictures! If I never ever see it in my life, I won’t miss it.

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      5. Garfield Hug says:

        Haha! Snow has it work cut out too as I remember how my friends in snow land tells me how they need to shovel the sidewalk and defrost the car windscreens.

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      6. Exactly! One day in December almost 40 years ago I got up in the morning, shoveled snow off my car, scraped ice off the windshield, and started driving south. I kept going until I reached the end of this here United States, and that’s where I am now – all palm trees and no snow!

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      7. Garfield Hug says:

        Whoo hoo!! Gutsy gal!!

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      8. Always – and always will be!

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      9. Garfield Hug says:

        That’s the spirit😃

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  6. SAM VOELKER says:

    Oh Wow, this is a keeper, I am going to try it as soon as I put together the ingredients~!.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sam! I am so glad you like it. Cheers! 🍸

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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend.

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  7. Sounds wonderful! I will have to give this one a try.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Dorothy! It’s always a big hit with all our guests. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you, Derrick, I have.

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  8. -Eugenia says:

    Sounds yummy to me, Dolly! I am half Irish and feel during my lifetime, some luck has come my way.

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    1. You see – it works! LOL
      Thank you so much, dear Eugenia.

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        My pleasure, Dolly!

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  9. purpleslob says:

    Another storm?? Oh no!! I’m so excited eggnog is here again! Virgin. I’m a simple person, easy to please!! lol ❤

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    1. At least something is virgin nowadays…
      How did you weather the storm, dear Purple Person? You are in the middle of Fla, so it shouldn’t have been that bad.

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      1. purpleslob says:

        We barely noticed it, some rain. What happened with y’all?

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      2. Lots of rain, some areas flooded, but on the other side of the island. Not much else, thank G-d.

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      3. purpleslob says:

        Amen, always thanking God!

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      4. Always – everything is in His hand.

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  10. Joëlle says:

    I should start my mornings, every one of them, with your posts, Dolly: you bring so much fun into life! Your husband is lucky to have you, so it’s only right that he should make you such a delicious sounding drink. Cheers 🥂, and take care, stay safe!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, dear Joelle!
      We are from Odessa; fun is our stock in trade. Unfortunately, a few days ago I have lost yet another dear friend who was considered THE funniest satire writer in Russia. Odessa will never be the same.
      Be well and stay safe, dear friend!

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      1. Joëlle says:

        I am sorry for your loss, Dolly.

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      2. Thank you, dear Joelle.

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  11. This sounds wonderful! I am enjoying the video too! 😉💚

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Tiffany; I am so glad you like it!

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  12. Mmmm. Irish Cream is a dream come true. 🌟✨💫

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Gail! Cheers! 🍸

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  13. Your son has the true meaning, but often enough the day after is horrible. 😉 Honestly, i never had got headache, after drinking one of the Irish alcoholics. 😉 They are great, and very delicious.
    Indeed, your husband is a gem! Irish Cream without dairy can be used as a “vegane” drink too. :-)) Happiness at all! Thank you, Dolly! Have a great day! Here we are remembering the horrible things happend in 1938, and i am really not feeling so good thinking on the new book a scientist in Berlin had written. There most of Germans are thinking the horrible past only was done by the Nazis, not by Germans. ;-( The old fairytale about the group came from another planet. At least horrible thinking! Michael

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    1. Which book, Michael? I’ve noticed Holocaust denial in Germany years ago watching TV while visiting a friend (May she rest in peace) in Aachen. I was horrified! I thought maybe I have misunderstood – my German is not so good, after all. But my friend confirmed. Unfortunately, people find it impossible to live with constant guilt so they alter reality to make themselves feel better. In psychology it is called “bridging cognitive dissonance.”
      Keep thinking positive, dear friend!

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      1. Thats are horrible story, you are telling, Dolly!
        Sorry, i dont know the title, it was published some days ago, as i had heard on radio. The author is Dr. Samuel Salzmann, from Berlin.
        I will try to think positive! Thank you!

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      2. I’ll look it up too, thank you.
        Be well, stay safe, and enjoy your week, Michael.

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      3. Thank you very much, Dolly!Be well, and please stay save too. Michael

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      4. Not easy to do here, I am sorry to say, unless one simply stays behind closed doors and never ventures out. Walking on the street is like navigating an obstacle course: people minus masks not observing social distance. I’ve been practically doing that since April, but yesterday I went to a drugstore two blocks away. No more!
        Sorry about venting my frustration!
        Have a wonderful day, Michael.

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      5. Dont worry, Dolly! Its really frustration beeing chained by this virus. Today i visited our neighbour village. The same as always, nearly nobody on the streets, or in the shops. Only car drivers. Thank you, have a beautiful day too. Michael

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      6. Frustration is caused by idiots not caring about putting other people’s lives at risk.
        Be well and stay safe, Michael.

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  14. Interesting. I do like Bailey’s Irish Cream. Hmm… 🙂
    Also, I love that picture of the tabby cats!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend; I am so glad you like it!

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    1. Na Zdorov’e! Cheers! 🍸

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  15. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    I’VE BEEN TEETOTALING SINCE 1986—BUT THIS SOUNDS GOOOOOODDD!!!! 😀

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    1. I hope you are with us in spirit, Jonathan! Thank you for reblogging.

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      1. IN SPIRIT—ONE SPIRIT…NO SPIRITS, NO MATTER HOW TASTY! 😀

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  16. This sounds so good, but i would have to ration it and only have a taste, as i am one of those unfortunate people who just cannot hold her liquor.

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    1. This stuff drinks so easily that people do not realize how potent it is. A taste is enough, believe me! Thank you for stopping by, dear Mimi – cheers! 🍸

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  17. It’s a lovely post. I read your comment, but someone took everything away. “La Critique” is an excellent play. It is Molière at his best and very funny. Much love. M

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    1. I hope you are well, dear Micheline.
      All my love,
      D

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  18. Lulu: “Our Dada has a bottle of Emmett’s Irish Cream in the refrigerator in the garage. It’s gigantic. I think it’s big enough to hold at least two leprechauns.”

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    1. But not big enough to hold three cats, dear Lulu!
      Meows and purrs from The Cat Gang.

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  19. Thank you for sharing this variation on the original, Dolly. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend! Love, A. ❤

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, dear Anna. Have a great, loving, and sharing Thanksgiving!
      Hugs,
      D

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  20. I do know this one but you always have a special twist with your versions. Great Post! I hope your holiday was a fabulous one. 💗🎼🕊🍃☕️☕️

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    1. Thank you so much, darling. Cheers! 🍸

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