How To Make Highland Coffee
A highland coffee is a very quick and simple thing to make and gives enough of a twist to a normal coffee to raise the bland to something quite delightful. It may be nothing more than coffee with cream with the added addition of a Scotch whisky but it really does work very well together and is both a pleasure.and a delight to drink.
(Scotch whisky, the most important ingredient of a Highland Coffee - Image via Wikipedia)
A highland coffee is best served in a tall wine glass that has a 300ml capacity. To make a highland coffee a true highland coffee the whisky that is added has to be one of the Scotch whiskies produced in the Highland region of Scotland. Some top Highland Scotch Whiskies include, Aberfeldy, Balblair, Dalmore, Dalwhinnie, Glen Garioch and Pulteney. It should be noted of course that any other whisky may well be used to make such a drink, whether it be a Scotch whisky from a different region of Scotland or any other type of whisky made throughout the world.
Below, we will take a quick look at how to make a highland coffee and it really is a quick look as it is the kind of thing that is so simple and easy to make that it can be done in seconds.
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- hot black coffee
- 30ml malt whisky
- 5ml soft, light brown sugar
- 50ml double cream, lightly whipped
- Pour the whisky into the glass and add the brown sugar, stir together thoroughly.
- Pour the hot black coffee into the glass with the whisky and sugar, filling the glass to about 2cm from the top of the glass.
- Using a teaspoon, with its tip just touching the coffee, very gently pour the lightly whipped cream over the coffee until it reaches the top of the glass.
It really couldn't be any simpler than that to make your very own Highland coffee.
NB: For the best results either use filter coffee or coffee that has been made in a 'press pot'.
Tip: If you find that when you add the cream it doesn't float well on the top of the coffee then the balance of the sugar and the coffee is not quite right. Best way round this is to add some more sugar as it will make the coffee more dense and the cream will be more likely to float on top of the coffee.