Thursday, March 31, 2011

Winter Evenings

I'm afraid to say the days are drawing in and the evenings getting colder which of course means one thing, winter! A season that many dread, but the knitter absolutely loves, well this knitter does. I mean there is nothing better than the wood fire glowing, knitting in hand and a nice drop of Irish Cream Whisky. Now in the past I have always made my own but this year I have discovered a wonderful Tasmanian made Whisky Cream Liqueur produced in Burnie at Hellyers Road Distillery. It is absolutely delicious and as they home deliver, two bottles made their way to Shazzas this week!

Ahhhhh knitting and whisky cream liqueur, life doesn't get much better than this.

I have also been working on another hat, this one is full of lovely cables which I adore knitting and made with a very soft luxurious pure wool, this is a must have for anyone who loves to wear a slouchy beret and is available at Etsy and Madeit.

Oh and here is my recipe for Irish Cream, till next time, happy knitting!

1 small tin condensed milk
1 small carton of thickened cream (300ml)
1 cup good quality whisky
1/4 teaspoon of coconut essence (my friend prefers peppermint so either will do)
3 tablespoons of chocolate topping
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of instant coffee

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor, bottle and store in the fridge.


Lynne said...

Can't comment on the Irish Cream Whisky (not being a drinker) but the hat is lovely.

I don't like winter but yes, it does make knitting more popular.

2paw said...

That's some lovely knitting you have there, but should you be drinking and ribbing???!!

Melinda said...

You make me look forward to winter.

Ann said...

I am also jealous that you are enjoying winter & I am still sitting here in the summer heat with air conditioning on. Are we living in the same country?