Tonight we wrap up our adventure with the official recipes from Greenland. We do however have one more Greenlandic inspired dish coming your way, but I promise it will not involve halibut or a casserole. As for tonight’s recipe, well it’s one I had a sneaking suspicion we would enjoy – Mike and I anyway. This one is not for the kids.
You see tonight is the blog’s first “grown-up drink” recipe and who knew it would come from Greenland! Now you’ve probably heard of Irish Coffee, Mexican Coffee and Calypso Coffee, but have you heard of Greenlandic Coffee? Well, we had not until this little cooking adventure, but it will be a part of our repertoire from here on out.
The first thing that caught our eye about the drink, aside from the fact that Mike and I have been known to enjoy a Kahlua-laced coffee drink after many a dinner date, was the use of Grand Marnier. Now I have meant to buy a bottle of the stuff for quite some time. You see there are many delectable recipes I’ve wanted to try including these from Greg and Katherine at Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide, and this one from Linda at Savoring Every Bite for which I fully intend to use Chicago John’s homemade mascarpone recipe. (I swear I’m going to give it a go John!) And then there was the fact that the drink is meant to resemble the Northern Lights. So, really, how could we go wrong?
Then we had some fun. First we added one part whiskey. We used a Canadian blend – it’s close to Greenland right? And we heated the bottom of the cup with the flame. We’re not really sure what the point of this step is, but we did it anyway.
Next we spooned in a thick layer of freshly whipped cream. Really the homemade variety makes all the difference and doesn’t take that long to whip up. Trust us – do right by yourself and your guests. And finally, we poured one part Grand Marnier into a gravy spoon and lit it up.
We had a lot of fun making this recipe and definitely enjoyed it. Admittedly we’re big fans of after dinner coffee drinks, so it’s not a big surprise that we enjoyed the Greenlandic version. In fact we’d say it’s as good as any version that we’ve had, maybe even a bit better. In other words, this is a 4-spooner for both of us. It tasted great, makes a great after dinner drink and was a ton of fun to make – not to mention it redeems Greenland a bit in my eyes after the halibut casserole.
We hope you all have a great weekend and that you maybe even get to enjoy a little night-cap. We know we will be tomorrow night! As for our next international pick, well, it’s my turn and I’m going to leave you in suspense; but we will be back with a special post in honor of Passover on Sunday. So until then, bonus points if any of you CSI-wannabees out there can figure out what sports team’s logo Mike was donning today.
Print this recipe: Greenlandic Coffee