I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day... a day early

I have nothing against green beer; I have tipped a few back many a time to celebrate. But I remember my mother and father ordering Irish Coffee while sitting at the bar even when it wasn’t St. Patty’s Day. My mother would say;” Even though it is strong from the Irish whisky
It’s also warm, creamy and smooth like a fine dessert”. It really is quite good, nice at the end of the day when you need to unwind. Enjoy

Creamy Irish Coffee

4 cups Strong fresh coffee
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Irish whiskey
1 cup Whipping cream
2 tbsp Sugar
2 tbsp Irish whiskey (yes you can add more)

Place 4 cups of strong fresh coffee in a saucepan with 1/4 cup of sugar or to taste. Add 1/2 cup Irish Whiskey and heat thoroughly but do not boil. (Scotch Bourbon or other whiskeys could be used.) Meanwhile whip 1 cup whipping cream until light. Beat in 2 tbsp each of sugar and Irish whiskey. Pour coffee into mugs or goblets and pipe or spoon flavored cream on top.

Some “IRISH TOASTS” to go along with that Irish Coffee;

  • May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
  • May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
  • May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and heaven accept you.


Lisa said...

That is a great Irish whiskey recipe. Yum.

Love the name of your blog, by the way! So clever. I love the word "nosh" in general; it's super-cool the way you've used it here.

Van said...

Alas, you forgot the dusting of nutmeg on top. Try it sometime, it changes the entire character of a drink and adds bold character and complexity.