Nutty Tequila Cocktail

This Nutty Tequila Cocktail is a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! This tasty tequila drink with Irish cream liquor has become one of our favorites!


A Tequila Cocktail With Irish Cream Liquor

These Nutty Tequila Cocktails are a twist on one of my favorite after dinner drinks, the Nutty Irishman. I usually order them when we go out to our favorite Italian restaurant just to keep the party going a little longer after dinner.

Plus we’ve been going there so long that the owner always offers to buy us an after dinner drink – so who am I to turn down a free drink? Especially when it’s a tequila drink!

The other night when we had some family over for dinner, I went to break out my Nutty Irishman cocktails and I couldn’t find the whiskey. I kept looking and looking though the bar because it’s just one of the things that I’m never out of.

But I guess we’d been enjoying a few whiskey drinks pretty often lately because it was true. We were totally out. And I also live in an area where it’s not a five minute trip to the liquor store – or any store – so running out wasn’t an option.

But I did have some good quality tequila on hand. Even though you’re mixing up a cocktail, you don’t want to use a low quality tequila to make it. Not sure where that idea came from, because they say you shouldn’t use a top shelf alcohol to mix drinks with…

A Tequila After Dinner Drink

Making a few modifications to the recipe here and there like the mad scientist in my kitchen, I came out with a tray out drinks as expected. And they were amazing. I didn’t even tell anyone that I used tequila instead of whiskey, just said that I made a “twist” on a Nutty Irishman.


And there were empty glasses all around. I might have even popped back out to the kitchen for round two – this Nutty Tequila Cocktail Recipe was already a hit with my friends, so it was going on the site for sure.

Even if you think you’re not a tequila drinker, I think you should try a few tequila cocktails. It’s a great way to enjoy the flavor of tequila without it hitting you in the face.

Now, some people like getting hit in the face with the flavor of tequila, some don’t. So you’ve got options here.


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Nutty Tequila Cocktail Recipe

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: No Cook
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 2 Drinks 1x

This Nutty Tequila Cocktail Recipe is the perfect way to break out the tequila for St. Patrick’s Day!



  • 1 1/2 ounce Black Barrel Tequila
  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/2 ounce Frangelico
  • 1/2 ounce Kahlua
  • Walnuts for garnish


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well and pour into rocks glasses with ice.
  3. Garnish with walnuts (optional)
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American

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