IRISH COFFEE EXTRA EDITION: We are today reprinting Antoinette’s GREAT post just in time for St. Patrick’s Day*

IRISH COFFEE EXTRA EDITION: We are today reprinting Antoinette’s GREAT post just in time for St. Patrick’s Day*

Vol. 2, No. 42-A, Thursday, March 15th, 2012


Antonietta’s Kitchen
Volume 1,  Number 6,  This 8th Day of December, 2010
(Antonietta’s Kitchen*)
“the art of food, wine, family & more*”
By Antonietta La Posta
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In these weeks before Christmas, I am continuing with my theme of holiday meals. Picture this – sitting down for a lunch/dinner and after numerous courses ’soup to nuts’,  (By the way, I do indeed serve roasted pecans.), with everyone REALLY FULL, and after offering ordinary, coffee and tea, leaving the best for last, I finally offer my delicious Irish Coffee. (I now call it: “IRISH COFFEE IRRESISTIBILE di ANTONIETTA*”)
This is the perfect end to my holiday feast. My family looks forward to this finishing touch.  It adds that extra special richness to the festivities. When everyone has concluded the main course, I start making the coffee. Within about ½ hour, the freshly brewed coffee is ready to be served. After the final steps, and once served, I sit at the table, finally relaxing (I bet all of you out there can relate.), sipping Irish coffee and enjoying pleasant
conversation with my loved ones. Nice picture, eh?
Irish coffee
“Irish coffee (Irish: Caife Gaelach) is a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, stirred, and topped with thick cream. The coffee is drunk through the cream. The original recipe explicitly uses cream that has not been whipped, although whipped cream is often used. Irish coffee may be considered a variation on the hot toddy.The original Irish coffee was invented by Joseph Sheridan, a head chef at Foynes, County Limerick but originally from Castlederg, County Tyrone. Foynes’ port was the precursor to Shannon International Airport in the west of Ireland; the coffee was conceived after a group of American passengers disembarked from a Pan Am flying boat on a miserable winter evening in the 1940s. Sheridan added whiskey to the coffee to warm the passengers. After the passengers asked if they were being served Brazilian coffee, Sheridan told them it was Irish coffee.[1][2]“
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
Irish Whiskey
“Irish whiskey (Irish: Fuisce or Uisce beatha) is a whiskey made in Ireland. There are several types of whiskey common to Ireland: Single Malt, Single Grain, Pure Pot Still and Blended Whiskey. The word whiskey is an Anglicisation of the ancient Gaelic term “uisce beatha” which translates as “water of life”. (The Craythur is a modern Irish term for whiskey.[1]Most Irish whiskey is distilled three times while Scotch, apart from Auchentoshan, is distilled twice. Peat is rarely used in the malting process, so that Irish Whiskey has a smoother finish as opposed to the smokey, earthy overtones common to some Scotches. There are notable exceptions to these “rules” in both countries; an example is Connemara Peated Irish Malt (double distilled) whiskey from the independent Cooley Distillery in Co. Louth.”
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
Why I prefer Jameson brand
“Jameson is a Single distillery Irish whiskey produced by a division of the French distiller Pernod Ricard. Jameson is similar in its adherence to the single distillery principle to the single malt tradition, but Jameson combines malted barley with unmalted or “green” barley. The most famous component within Jameson is the “Pure Pot Still” distilling tradition.”
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
It is a leading brand, long known for high quality spirits, especially Irish Whiskey. It is excellent.
Ice cream
“Ice cream or ice-cream is a frozen dessert usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavours. Most varieties contain sugar, although some are made with other sweeteners. In some cases, artificial flavourings and colourings are used in addition to (or in replacement of) the natural ingredients. This mixture is stirred slowly while cooling to prevent large ice crystals from forming; the result is a smoothly textured ice cream.”
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
“Vanilla fruits, dried Vanilla is a flavoring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla native to Mexico. Etymologically, vanilla derives from the Spanish word “vainilla”, little pod.[1] Originally cultivated by Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican peoples, Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés is credited with introducing both vanilla and chocolate to Europe in the 1520s.[2] Attempts to cultivate the vanilla plant outside Mexico and Central America proved futile because of the symbiotic relationship between the tlilxochitl vine that produced the vanilla orchid and the local species of Melipona bee; it was not until 1837 that Belgian botanist Charles François Antoine Morren discovered this fact and pioneered a method of artificially pollinating the plant. The method proved financially unworkable and was not deployed commercially.[3] In 1841, a 12-year-old French-owned slave by the name of Edmond Albius, who lived on Île Bourbon, discovered the plant could be hand pollinated, allowing global cultivation of the plant.[4]“
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
Why I prefer Nestle’s Parlour brand
“Parlour is a brand of ice cream originally produced by Sealtest, and currently produced by Nestlé. It is not to be confused with an ice cream parlour, which is any type of vendor selling ice cream. Parlour comes in many different flavours and is available mainly in Canada, where it is labelled “frozen dessert”, as it does not meet the legal definition of ice cream due to the high content of palm oils (see Mellorine). Parlour now competes with bigger brands of ice cream such as: Chapman’s, Breyers and others.”
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
It is a well known brand produced by a world class food company. More, I like it because  it is creamy.
“Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted seeds, commonly called coffee beans, of the coffee plant. They are seeds of coffee cherries that grow on trees in over 70 countries, cultivated primarily in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Green unroasted coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world.[1] Due to its caffeine content, coffee often has a stimulating effect on humans. Today, coffee is the third most popular drink in the world, behind water and tea.[2]“
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
Why I prefer Maxwell House brand
“Maxwell House is a brand of coffee manufactured by a like-named division of Kraft Foods. Introduced in 1892, it is named in honor of the Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. For many years until the late 1980s it was the largest-selling coffee in the U.S. and is currently (ca. 2007) second behind Folgers, which is manufactured by The J.M. Smucker Co. The company recently unveiled a new slogan, “Good Just Got Great,” visible on their website. However, it is best known for its longtime slogan, “Good to the last drop,” and is still running ads featuring the line.”
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
It is a consistent brand of quality. It has a good after taste, not bitter. The price is also right – a great value.
“The nutmeg tree is any of several species of trees in genus Myristica. The most important commercial species is Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree indigenous to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas of Indonesia, or Spice Islands. The nutmeg tree is important for two spices derived from the fruit, nutmeg and mace.[1]Nutmeg is the actual seed of the tree, roughly egg-shaped and about 20 to 30 mm (0.8 to 1 in) long and 15 to 18 mm (0.6 to 0.7 in) wide, and weighing between 5 and 10 g (0.2 and 0.4 oz) dried, while mace is the dried “lacy” reddish covering or aril of the seed. The first harvest of nutmeg trees takes place 7–9 years after planting, and the trees reach full production after 20 years. Nutmeg is usually used in powdered form. This is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices.”
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
“The lemon is both a small evergreen tree (Citrus × limon, often given as C. limon) native to Asia and the tree’s oval yellow fruit. The fruit is used for culinary and nonculinary purposes throughout the world – primarily for its juice, though the pulp and rind (zest) are also used, mainly in cooking and baking. Lemon juice is about 5% to 6% (approximately 0.3M) citric acid, which gives lemons a sour taste, and a pH of 2 to 3. This makes lemon juice an inexpensive, readily available acid for use in educational science experiments. Many lemon-flavored drinks and candies are available, including lemonade and sherbet lemons. The distinctive sour taste that lemon juice gives, makes it a key ingredient in many dishes across the world.”
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
To make this Irish Coffee, you need a drinking glass (dimension 1,573×2,302  (582 KB); measuring utensils and a good coffee maker.
Coffee Maker
“Coffeemakers are cooking appliances used to brew coffee without having to boil water in a separate container. While there are many different types of coffeemakers using a number of different brewing principles, in the most common devices, coffee grounds are placed in a paper or metal filter inside a funnel, which is set over a glass or ceramic coffee pot. Cold water is poured into a separate chamber, which is then heated up to the boiling point, and directed into the funnel. This is also called automatic drip-brew.”
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
Why I prefer a Cuisinart Brew Central Coffee Maker?
Last Christmas, my daughters bought me a Cuisinart Brew Central Coffee Maker and I love it. It makes fantastic coffee every time … smooth and tasty.To give you a specific reference, I have checked on-line and I found  information on this coffee maker.  Product #43-0571-8 – price $99.99 (
List of glassware- This list of glassware includes drinking vessels (drinkware), tableware, such as dishes, and flatware used to set a table for eating a meal, general glass items such as vases, and glasses used in the catering industry whether made of glass or plastics such as polystyrene and polycarbonate..jspProduct #43-0571-8Glassware
(Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) –
Why I prefer a certain drinking glass?
I use a drinking glass (dimension 1,573×2,302 (582 KB). This drinking glass is the right size for all the ingredients used.
Antonietta’s Recipe of the Month:  IRISH COFFEE
•       Irish whiskey (Jameson brand) (1 oz.)
•       (Maxwell House) coffee (best made strong, served hot) (1 cup)
•       Vanilla (Nestle’s Parlour brand) ice cream (2 scoops)
•       Lemon (½)
•       Sugar (1 tsp.)
In a drinking glass:
•       Rub lemon around the rim;
•       Dip the glass in sugar;
•       Add 1 oz. (or more) of Irish whisky (Jameson brand);
•       Pour 1 cup of strong, hot, & black coffee (Maxwell brand) with sugar to taste ( 1 tsp. should be enough);
•      Add a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream (Parlour brand); and
•      Top it off with nutmeg on the ice cream.
And “Voila”: a delicious coffee specialty to end your wonderful meal. I love my delicious  “IRISH COFFEE IRRESISTIBILE di ANTONIETTA*”. Indeed as they say in Quebec, Canada (“la belle province” – this phrase means the beautiful province), it is my “piece de resistance”! (translated loosely: masterpiece…claim to fame)*
P.S. Let me know if you have a lively discussion after serving your family, not just Irish coffee, but “IRISH COFFEE IRRESISTIBILE di ANTONIETTA*”.
Take this dish out for a spin and tell me if you agree.
And that’s my food favorite for the week, what’s yours? *
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