A Proper Irish Whiskey Recipe. You’re Welcome.

There aren’t many things that are better than a proper Irish Whiskey.

The story that I have heard of how Irish Whiskey got its name, is one night somewhere (I forget where, but it doesn’t matter) there were a bunch of people who were stuck at an airport after their flight was heavily delayed.  A few of them went to a restaurant in the airport for some dinner and drinks, but there was a huge storm and it was freezing so everyone was ordering stews and coffee to warm up.  The bartender felt bad for these poor souls who were stuck huddled in an airport, so he put some whiskey into their coffees to help warm them up a little bit more.

One of the diners tasted the coffee, and asked, “Is this Russian coffee?” The waiter smiled and said, “It’s Irish coffee!”

That’s the story I heard, and I like it so I’m keeping it.

Now. Irish Coffee was “invented” in Buena Vista bar in SanFrancisco.  We have been to this bar, and it is, indeed, very good Irish Coffee.

But you can make it at home very easily!  Here’s what’cha do:

Ingredients:

  • 2 sugar cubes
  • fresh brewed black coffee
  • heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
  • A proper glass, and a spoon

Get Started!

1. You need the proper cup.  

You’d think it was one of those mugs, but that isn’t it.  You need this cup, and you can find them at BevMo, or Amazon:

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2. The heavy whipping cream-

pour some into another glass and add 1 tsp of vanilla.  Whip it with a whisk until it is “lightly whipped.”  Not so it is too thick, but not too thin so it is still liquid.

3. Fill the cup with boiling water

This will get the glass prepped for the hot coffee.

4. Dump the water, place 2 sugar cubes into the cup

5. Pour the coffee into the glass, stir with spoon until sugar is dissolved

6. Fill the Tullamore Dew cap with whiskey and pour it into the coffee

7. Now take the spoon and hold it over the coffee…pour the lightly whipped cream onto the spoon, so it gently rests on top of the coffee drink

 

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And you’re done!

Enjoy thoroughly.

Cheers!

 

 

 

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Top 10 Halloween Candy Drinks: Pairing Your Stash With Snazz

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 Halloween Descending

 

Which means you, and possibly your children, have been eating Halloween candy all weekend.

Personally, I don’t. It isn’t because I have reached a level of self-control, or self-righteousness that has given me the enlightened perspective of one who would not sully herself with eating every single Reece’s Peanut Butter cup.

It isn’t because I have some secret philosophy against the commercialization of All Hallows Eve.

It isn’t even that I think the candy is gross.

It is because in my ripe old age, if I start eating halloween candy, my legs start looking like this:

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Thankfully, I haven’t lost all my pizazz!  In my heart of hearts, I still enjoy the old time tradition of spirits and cocktails!

So, the real question is:

How can I make this unique experience really work for me?

Eh, ya gotta live a little…

You gotta put a little Snazz with your Stash!

 

Here is my Ultimate Top 10 List of Halloween Candy Drink Pairings:

1. Snickers Arrogant Bastard Red Ale
2. Almond Joy Piña Colada
3. Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups Angel’s Envy Bourbon
4. Crunch Bars Rum & Coke
5. Starburst Blueberry Mojitos
6. M&Ms Classic Manhattan
7. Twix The Anejo Highball
8. Candy Corn Maker’s Mark Bourbon Squash
9. Skittles Moscato Wine
10. Jolly Ranchers Jolly Rancher Apple Vodka Cocktail

“Do Mommy Bloggers Matter? …”

First, let me just clarify: I have nothing against mothers… “

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This is such an interesting idea.  Do Mommy Bloggers matter?

I hadn’t considered Mommy Bloggers didn’t matter.  It definitely takes a perspective outside of onesself to see if one matters.  Or does it?

I was curious, just to be contrary, if Daddy Bloggers matter, and I was quite amused to see that not only do they matter, but they have their own website: Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 4.52.51 PM

http://dadmatters.focusonthefamily.com/

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