16 March 2009

Celtophile Monday

Annual St. Patrick's Day edition! Enjoy!

Quote of the Week
Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own.
~Adam Lindsay Gordon

Irish Recipes
Ireland's Eye

Pour The Perfect Pint
Three Sheets - Ireland

To Make You Wish You Were There
Ryan's Portfolio

Irish Music
Flogging Molly "Float"

A Not-Ugly American Explores Ireland

The rest of the episode:
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Traditional Irish Coffee
Per serving:

  • 1-1/2 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 6 oz. strong, hot coffee
  • Whipping cream

    Pour boiling water into mugs to warm them.

    Whip the whipping cream just a little so it's slightly frothy.

    Discard hot water in mugs, add whiskey. Add hot coffee and brown sugar (leaving a little room on top for the cream), and stir to combine. Gently spoon cream over top. There's a trick to this to keep it from sinking to the bottom: invert a spoon close to the surface of the liquid and pour dollops of cream carefully over the curved back of the spoon. Serve immediately.

  • Irish History
    Irish History in Maps
    History of St. Patrick's Day
    Irish History Video Series

    1 comment:

    Sandra Cox said...

    Ooh, Irish coffee. Doesn't that sound good!