Being married into an Irish Catholic family for many years, St Patrick’s Day never just slipped by, even before the days when it became more celebrated here in the UK.
Not being one for a pint of the ‘Black Stuff’, I tended to opt for the Irish Coffee. There are some great variants on this but this is the basic recipe
1 cup of black coffee, hot.
1 teaspoon of sugar, this can be white or brown
1 shot of whiskey
Double cream or milk
– Fill a glass or cup half way with black coffee
– Add the sugar, stir well until it all dissolves
– Add the whiskey
– Slowly pour in the cream or milk. This is best done over the back of a spoon so that it floats to the top and sits on the coffee.
A little Irish Blessing that always makes me smile
‘May those who love us, love us; and those who don’t love us, may God turn their hearts;
And if he doesn’t turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles so we’ll know them by their limping’
HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY