Velvety cream, hot coffee, whiskey and brown sugar – you’re always bound for a good place with these ingredients. The only “trick” there is for Irish coffee (if it can be called a trick), is to use full fat cream. Spray cream should not come near it, although that is how it’s often served in bars. If you follow the instructions below, you’ll find a dozen excuses to go out into the forest or on long rainy cycling treks just to come home and reward yourself with this autumnal comfort blanket. You need:
1 cup of hot, freshly brewed coffee
1 measure Irish whiskey
2 tbsp velvety cream
1 tbsp dark brown sugar
Sprinkle of nutmeg
Heat the glass by pouring hot water into it. Empty it and add a tablespoon of dark sugar. Pour the coffee in, and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the whiskey and stir. Carefully pour about 2 tablespoons of softly whipped full cream into the glass to create a lid over the coffee. Finish off with a sprinkle of nutmeg. Enjoy immediately with some chocolate or purple plums.