| Guest post by Johanna |
In order to survive the long, grey Belgian winter or the even longer, dark and absolutely freezing Scandinavian winter, one develops certain survival techniques. Of these, my absolute favorite, has to be the consumption of a warm beverage with a dash of something fortifying, such as a smooth, warming Irish coffee. Here we have a drink sure to put the color back in your cheek!
This is a recipe for an Irish coffee with a twist – replace the traditional Irish Whisky with Nordic Fusionist’s original Speculoos vodka, Dr. Spectaculoos. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Benelux favorite, the Speculoos cookie, it is a cousin of the ginger bread cookie and will give your Irish coffee a Christmassy feel. So whip yourself up one of our Nordic Coffees, light some candles and thank heaven for winter.
1 cup of hot, freshly brewed coffee
4 cl Speculoos vodka
2 tbsp whipped, full fat cream (not ‘spray cream’ from a can)
1 tbsp dark brown sugar
A sprinkle of crushed speculoos cookies
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 vodka 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 cruched speculoos cookies. Enjoy immediately, with some Belgian chocolate.