Wednesday, February 2, 2011

St. Patrick's Day party drinks

Everyone knows ya cant have a true St. Patrick's Day party without some traditional Irish drinks. Get plenty of Guinness, but add these 2 fine recipes as well! And remember to Drink Responsibly!!!!!

Irish Coffee
2 oz (60 ml) of Irish Whiskey
1 teaspoon of Brown Sugar
Freshly made strong black coffee
Whipped Cream

Gently warm whiskey and sugar in a saute pan, stirring just until smooth. Pour into coffee glass. Add the coffee slowly,filling the glass to within half an inch of the top. Pour the cream in gently. Do not stir.

(grated chocolate can be added to the top if desired)

and, for a very "Posh" feel to the event:
Black Velvet
Makes 1 Quart

1/2 qt Guinness
1/2 qt Champagne
Combine Guinness and champagne in a tall chilled glass.
Stir gently and serve.

Recipe cards are available in our Wee Irish Gallery. You might also consider the fine Guinness card (pictured above), which is nice enough to frame!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

...and now, for a SERIOUSLY Irish Dish

As hearty and filling as can be - YUM!

Dublin Coddle
Serves 6

1 pound bacon slices
2 pounds pork sausage links
2 large onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic
4 large potatoes, thickly sliced
2 carrots, thickly sliced
1 large bunch of fresh herbs, tied with string
black pepper
apple cider
Lightly fry the bacon until crisp. Remove and place in a large stew pot. Brown sausages lightly in the bacon fat. Remove and add to pot. Soften onions and whole garlic cloves in bacon fat, then add to pot with potatoes and carrots. Put bunch of herbs in the center of the pot. Sprinkle with pepper. Cover with cider. Cook 1 1/2 hours over medium heat, do not boil. Garnish with chopped parsley.

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