My apologies for my absence. Our school has transformed into what seems to be an infirmary. I’ve been down for the count for about 3 weeks suffering from this and that, as have so many other students. I may have stumbled on the cure for all things habadeejabadee stewing around the Green Isle. My new found irish shaman, otherwise known as Mary from the Ballymaloe Gift Shop, has given me the secret weapon beverage that many subscribe to here. This could not come at a better time now that winter has really laid down. Snow has blanketed much of the island!
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 cup boiling water
1 shot whiskey, or more to taste
lemon wedge studded with approximately five cloves
I know some may think using an American whiskey in Ireland is near blasphemous, and I could tell you it was a nod to my Jack Daniels swilling, loving family. The truth, however, is that it was on sale at the market – only €6 for a 700ml bottle! Who would pass that up?!
In a mug mix the water and brown sugar until dissolved. Pour in whiskey and swirl with studded lemon wedge. Consume frequently.