Traditional, creamy, dreamy horchata. This is my first non alcoholic drink post! Don’t get me wrong you can add an ounce or two of rum to this and make something great even better but for now let’s focus on plain horchata.
So I’m doing it… I’m posting a recipe for Irish Coffee.
It’s seemed fitting to post the recipe today above all days because today is kinda a big day in Ireland – it’s Pancake Tuesday! Pancake Tuesday is also as Fat Tuesday and what better way to indulge in eating rich and fatty foods than sweet whipping cream atop whiskey laden coffee?
None I say!
You might be thinking how cliche you’re making this Rachel… and well ya… it’s pretty cliche. I’m an American living in Ireland so it just seemed right to post a recipe that comes with this back story like this:
One more day ladies and gents… Thats right tomorrow is Valentine’s day.
A lot of people celebrated this past weekend – if you’re one of them I hope you had a romantic time! If you haven’t yet (like us) maybe I can give you some inspiration ?…
Chris thought long and hard about how to create beautifully colored and unique cocktails. We were walking through one of our favorite local grocers (I needed plantains for a soon to be posted recipe) and that’s when it hit Chris… BEETS!
Beets? Ya, I know that doesn’t sound like something you want in your cocktail but just stay with me here. Beets are basically nature’s red food dye.
And a very happy Friday to you!
We made it!
Just one more work day and then BAM the weekend! Does anyone have any big plans?
Chris’ sister flies in bright and early tomorrow morning and we still have cleaning and tidying up to do. We have a big week of semi traditional Irish things planned; ‘old man’ pub crawl complete with toasties, high tea time, distillery tour and hiking in the mountains just to name a few. We’re excited!
Speaking of distilleries, the Irish love whiskey. The Irish (Gaelic) phrase for it is miscue beatha or ‘water of life’ – so you know they’re serious. Irish whiskey was even once the most popular spirit in the world. Yes, in the world. So my point here is it’s good. But, we’re American and from time to time we enjoy ourselves some bourbon.
Happy Sunday! I hope everyone out there had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. What did everyone get up to? Anything especially fun?
Chris and I had a low key, mostly at home kinda weekend. Spending lot of time with the pups snuggling and trying to stay warm.
Speaking of staying warm, over here on the Emerald Isle it’s been the coldest few days since we moved! Now this doesn’t compare to our friends and family back home in the US who are in sub freezing temps; but I have to say damp + freezing + wind = a cold unlike anything we’ve dealt with.
Enough about the cold.
A very happy Monday to you!
This weekend flew by – am I right?! Date night was a much needed reconnection for Chris and I and we spent our down time in town walking around exploring. I hope everyone else had a great weekend too. What did you get up to?
With my work trip (to an even colder climate) coming up at the end of this week and family visiting at the end of the month it’s very go, go, go around here at the moment. Happily I was successful in my creation of a few new recipes and got a ton of wonderful pictures! More great news; the new photography lights I order came this weekend. So hopefully they’ll help me get those drool worthy photos of all these new recipes!