Leavin' on a Jet Plane

Hello Friends!

Just wanted to drop a little note in here and say I’ll be away for the next couple days—I’m flying out to Seattle for an event & it’s my first time visiting the West Coast! Very exciting!

So let’s see…what do I know about Seattle? It rains a lot…setting for “Fraiser”…people throw fish around and catch them in newspapers…home of Nirvana…people wear flannel…space needle…Real World was there when that guy slapped that girl and threw her teddy bear into the Puget Sound.

I’m very cultured as you can tell.

One thing I know I’ve heard so much about Seattle is they have great coffee, and I’m not talking Starbucks, people. I myself am not particularly keen on coffee unless it’s extra light and sweet with a side of cankles and heart disease, so I generally avoid. But here’s a way I can enjoy Seattle’s finest—the classic Coffee Cocktail. Scratch that—this cocktail appears to have no coffee in it whatsoever and therefore is only marginally related to this blogpost. Ah, well, still sounds yummy and will have to do. Here’s the recipe courtesy of About.com Cocktails.


Coffee Cocktail

1 oz. Cognac or Brandy
1 oz. Ruby Port
1 small egg
½ tsp sugar
Fresh grated nutmeg for garnish

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice & shake the bejesus out of it. Strain (if you’re an over-achiever like Morgenthaler, double strain) into a port or sour glass. Dust the top with freshly grated nutmeg and enjoy!

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