Oh, ouch, my stomach plays Scrooge…

My generous neighbor L, prior to going to the city to celebrate the holiday with family, left me chicken soup and also a Christmas goodie…

No, not the bread. I baked the bread and took the picture yesterday. But this morning I broke the seal on that bottle of home-made Irish Cream.

Dig this recipe…

1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp instant coffee powder
1/2 tsp syrup (?)
3/4 cup Irish whiskey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 oz condensed milk

Makes 3 cups

I’ve long since proven to my grief that heavy doses of rich food/drink will cause me gastric distress even when I’m perfectly healthy. I could only imagine how long it would take to recover from this bout of flu or stomach virus or whatever it was before I could get into that bottle safely, but the problem is it has a finite shelf life.

So this morning I decided to take a very cautious taste, really just wet the tongue a bit, maybe pour half a glug into some coffee.

Yeah, big mistake. It’s delicious but after the second tiny sip of coffee my stomach told me in no uncertain terms that one more sip and it was sending the whole thing back along with everything I’ve eaten in the past two days. Which isn’t a lot.

Thinking of going over and giving it to D&L, because to waste it would be shameful but I don’t think I’ll be able to drink it in time.

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3 Responses to Oh, ouch, my stomach plays Scrooge…

  1. could it live in the fridge for a while?

  2. Muttipie@icloud.com says:

    Couple of Options :

    Use it to cook something else you aren’t likely to “return to sender” (Cake?)

    Feed part of it to the Chickens?

    Make the worlds most decadent Butter? (Just keep shaking a lidded container until the liquid clumps, drain off the liquid and retain the lump of true Irish Butter)

    Don’t mean to make light and hope you feel better soon.

  3. It’s almost half whiskey — not sure how finite the shelf life is if you’ve got refrigeration.

    I made my Christmas day egg nog (supposedly George Washington’s recipe) the week before Thanksgiving and it was delicious yesterday — also about half booze (bourbon/rum/brandy) along with all those egg yolks and whites. The directions said it gets better with age and should be good for 6 months or more (although the author wasn’t aware of anyone letting any last that long!).

To the stake with the heretic!