Merrilees Parker, a wonderful cook from the UK, made something similar to this when I appeared with her on the television show Great Food Live. I like to serve this after a winter dinner party. It is nicely luxurious—a little like Irish coffee, only without the coffee!–Rachel Allen
LC Liquid Lullaby Note
Not only does this innocuous little libation sorta have a suave sophisticate thing going on, it’s ridiculously simple to make. Essentially just warm booze, sugar, and cream, the sweet and soothing bedtime nip is less complicated than even a hot toddy to make and, what’s more, requires no sore throat—real or feigned. It’s certain to garner compliments and kudos galore, and because it calls for essentially equal parts booze and simple syrup, it’s facile on the faculties should you wish to fix a few more.
Little Hot After-Dinner Shots
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- 10 M
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- Serves 8
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Surprisingly, I was hesitant to make this drink—I’m not a brandy lover. But it was rich and smooth with that “warm your soul” feeling. This’d be perfect on a cold winter’s eve sitting on the couch in front of the fireplace with good friends or just with someone special.
I don’t consider myself much of a drinker, but having tasted these, I’m reconsidering my position!
I made two of these for hubby and me. I was surprised that we both enjoyed them on this cold winter night—neither of us are really hot alcohol drinkers and I didn’t know if we’d like the whipped cream on top; but oh yeah, we did. This is a nice after-dinner drink on a cold night, for sure. I whipped my own cream and put it in the fridge with the simple syrup until we were ready for our drinks. I used The Christian Brothers Brandy. Not really a brandy drinker so wasn’t sure which one to pick up, but we were happy with this one.