Vice Irish Coffee Comp 2016

Recently Tom won the Vice Irish Coffee Competition 2016! Here he is parading his loot! Check out his recipe below. 

Spiced fruit syrup
10 cloves
5 star anise
1 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
1 tsp allspice berries, crushed
3cm stick cinnamon
150g prunes, quartered
150g raisins
100g demerara sugar
Zest of one orange

    Put all ingredients except orange zest in a pan with 600ml water. Bring to the boil then simmer for 5 minutes. Add the orange zest and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Strain through a sieve, pressing to release the juices from the fruit.

    Whiskey cream
    100g double cream
    1 tsp icing sugar
    4 tsp whiskey (Hipster or non-hipster will do! I used Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition)
      Mix ingredients in a bowl and whisk until just barely beginning to thicken. Stir before use. This makes enough for about 4 glasses of coffee.

      Irish Coffee
      50g espresso (I used our Sam blend)
      50g fruit syrup
      30g whiskey
      80g boiling water
      Whisky cream, to serve
        Warm the fruit syrup in a water bath and preheat an 8oz glass.
        Dial in your espresso to give an approx 50g shot (I used a 22g dose in a 20g VST basket, to give 48g in 26 seconds).

        In the glass mix espresso, syrup, whiskey and boiling water. Stir well.
        Float the whiskey cream on top by pouring slowly over the back of a spoon, pouring just to the rim of the glass. Serve immediately.

        Now relax & feel the warmth! Of course - always drink sensible!