Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Irish Coffee with Baileys and vanilla cream

This is such a drab post I'm so ashamed of even blogging it. But this drink brings back memories....and was once a sought after drink by us..and by us I mean the class of 2003- 2005 Madras Christian College, Dept. of Communication. A very close friend of mine J, had a baby today and I dedicate this post to her and the 18 freaks that turned the dept. upside down. 

See, as part of Film studies (or whatever it is... I don't even rem. the subject) we had to head to Trivandrum for the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) for about 10 days. After the first few days of intense movie watching, we kinda decided to do our own thing, one of which was hanging out at this place called Swiss Cafe. Everyone was in partying mode and Trivandrum being the not-so-exciting place it is when it comes to partying and night clubs and things like that, we had to make do with small hang outs like these. Now one of the items on their menu was the Irish Coffee and we had no clue what it was till one of us, and I think it was J, announced it has whiskey in it. Of course we all had to have it then and so ordered rounds and rounds of Irish coffee and we even pretended to be tipsy if I'm not mistaken. But in all honesty, I don't think they even added a drop of alcohol, leave alone serve expensive Irish whisky to a bunch of adrenaline charged, enthusiastic college students. We kept going back there again and again and one day after about two or three rounds, they told us they ran out of ingredients ;)

Everyone's grown up now (although I'm pretty sure we'd still be able to get gloriously drunk and stay up till the wee hours of the morning), most of us married and thanks to FB and group mails we are still in touch with each other. So J, here's to more sleepless nights, nappy changes, hug, kisses and toothless smiles and the rest of you...I miss you guys like crazy and lets all meet up soooooooon.

Serves 2. Original recipe here
Double cream- 70 ml
Vanilla extract- 1/2 tsp
Baileys Irish cream- 1 tbsp
Freshly made black coffee- enough for 2 
Irish whisky- 50 ml
Dark brown sugar- 2 tsp
Whip the cream, vanilla extract, Baileys and 1 tsp brown sugar together in a bowl until thick, but not stiff.
Pour some boiling water into the serving glass to make it warm. Leave it there for a while and make the black coffee in the mean time.
Throw away the water and pour the whisky into the glass. Stir in the remaining sugar.
Fill it 3/4th with black coffee and stir well.
Spoon in the cream over the back of another spoon slowly into the black coffee, so it forms a thick layer.
Serve at the end of a meal and your guests would be floored ;)
(and someone please tell me how to take a pic without the reflection)

29 comments:

Satrupa said...

Hey I luved reading the write up.Food n Drinks have so many memories attached to them.

Ur clicks look awesome ...... don't worry about d reflection.

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

truly inviting...looks gorgeous

Tanvi said...

Very beautiful looking coffee with an amazing darkbrown-white contrast!!! With so many Kind of creams, gotta be good!
Sinfully Spicy

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Loved your first and last pic, gorgeous excellent contract and background! What a beautiful coincidence we both thanked FB today, somehow whiskey flavor turns me off, this drink is still pending in my list to try :) You did film studies Oh Man that is very interesting to know...am sure you will be a best critic then? :)

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely colours

GB said...

We had a coffee place too, real expensive for us phatichar univ students, but we used to make the trip as well! and irish coffee was my fave! :)

I like the step-by-step instructions. But I'm too lazy to ever try this one. :(

The picture looks just fine with the reflection. :)

Fathima said...

Looks awesome... will def. try out!

Pointblank said...

awww! sweet post... nishi, was it Whiskey or Rum?

Monet said...

Don't you love it when certain drinks or foods bring you back to a specific place or time with friends or family? I loved hearing the associations you had with this drink...and I will always be happy with Baileys!

Nitha said...

The college days are always the best..

Priya said...

I love irish coffee, cant take my eyes from ur clicks, very tempting..

Sayantani said...

those were the days and even I sometime long to catch those moments. Irish Coffee looks gorgeous. love the last click.

Nostalgia said...

Terrific! Irish cream out of a bottle I enjoyed when my fried gifted it to me for my wedding. Since then I have not had one and every time I see the price tag I run the other way. It's great o see you have made it at home now I will have to absolutely copy.

aipi said...

Lovely write up..Irish coffee looks awesome..beautiful beautiful clicks !!

US Masala

Suja Sugathan said...

Oh man looks fantastic..

Kairali sisters said...

Perfect coffee, sure to try over the weekend Nisha..

Sarah Naveen said...

awesome clicks..looks super yummy!!

Silence Sings said...

LOved the read dear...and loved the attractive presentation of the coffee...I know ometimes the reflections are the annoying part of photography but sometimes it adds beauty to it too....I don't know any solution but just thinking in my mind if you can hold a white tracing paper in front of the reflected area to avoid the reflection...!!!

Gulmohar said...

No you don't have to be ashamed..This is a classic recipe..Never made this at home. Congrats to your friend !

Satya said...

wow what a tempting coffee n a vanilla ice cream on top ..yummyyyyyyy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Lovely post...pics are great! love the coffee ..

Pushpa said...

Nice read..Great drink...Love the pictures.

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Jay said...

Can I plz have now...gorgeous click makes me craving...

Do drop in at my space sometime..


Tasty appetite

Padhu said...

Looks lovely !! I love the way you write.
I too want to know how to take pictures without the reflection.

Vrinda said...

Very tempting..3rd click is awesome...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lovely click, luv the way its presented simple and elegant looking

Pavithra Srihari said...

loved reading it as always and had a good laugh at pretending to be tipsy .. :)

Pari said...

Hi. This looks so good, I have heard a lot abt this drink and yet to taste it, such fond memories to read with ur drink.
FOODELICIOUS

Kelvy said...

Nishi...how can we foget that exp...and everyone used to make fun of me tellin that i was always gigglin away after drinkg that irish cofee di...u know wat, in memory of our exp there, i hav ordered irish cofee from so many differen places and it all tasted yuk and i end up crying over the amount spent for that disgustig stuff... i have to say that tvm one was the best of wat we had here...