Gaelic Coffee

by John
(In the Kingdom of Fife)

Gaelic Coffee is a great way to finish a meal or to warm you up on a cold winter day..


Fresh, filter coffee
3 dessert-spoons whisky (Use the whisky of your preference)
1 level dessert-spoon light brown sugar
Double cream


Warm a stemmed wine glass with hot water to prevent it cracking and dry quickly.

Pour in the coffee, leaving about an inch below the rim.

Add the whisky and stir in the sugar.

Keep stirring until the sugar has dissolved and pour in the cream over the back of a teaspoon so that it floats on the surface to the depth of about half an inch.

Then...sit back, and let it enfold you in its warm glow.

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Sep 18, 2007
whisky or whiskey its all braw
by: SMS

I suppose bourbon and whiskey are variations from friends across the Atlantic, but what would make it a Scottish recipe is the one without the "e". I'm not an officianado or anything but have seen an offer recently for Islay Single Malt so might put it to the test soon. Think with the nip in the air at night now, this wee nip might chase away some of the chill. Maybe its a hot toddie recipe I should be looking for!

Sep 13, 2007
Me & Thee soon!
by: Anonymous

Sounds lovely John

I would also recommend A RICH bourbon as well as a whiskey and Evan Williams at that. Also, someone gave me some WELSH whiskey a couple of months ago, I kid ye not! However it was grand!

The warming the glass is a good I know what I have been doing wrong!

Sep 13, 2007
Can I have one NOW!!
by: M

I totally agree - lovely way to finish a Dinner Party. Yes, I like the idea of its "warm glow enfolding me".

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