Have you seen our glorious new DYP mugs? I bet you’re thinking “just the ticket for drinking Prosecco” aren’t you? But wait, there’s so many other things you could try.
How about the old Irish Coffee. I always thought the name was just another of those dodgy things that gets “irish” bunged in front of it with no regard for actual Irishness. But apparently I’m wrong. it was invented by Joe Sheridan in 1943 at Foynes Port in Limerick for cold damp passengers. Actual provenance. Provenance of my recipe, cold wet field somewhere in the Yorkshire Dales circa 1993. Here it is: Make a cup of coffee. Put whisky in it. Top tip: don’t use your mother’s single malt because her wrath will spoil the taste.
Soup is a problem. Do you eat it? Do you drink it? Putting it in mugs only confuses the issue further. I’ll definitely eat mine with a spoon. But try this mushroom soup anyway: Chanterelle mushrooms, shallots, stock, cream, garlic, salt, pepper and large dash of dry sherry. Sounds like the sort of supper that needs to be accompanied by Prosecco. Which raises another problem: you’re gonna need two mugs.
Now I used to think mulled wine was wrong. I mean who would do that to wine? A travesty second only to putting red wine in the fridge. But I have since revised my opinion. It’s not red wine really, and it is rather nice. I’ve tried loads of recipes including those kits people give you for Christmas. And none of them are that great. Plus you have to waste a perfectly good bottle of red wine. So here’s one that works. Go to nearest supermarket. Buy bottle of mulled wine. Pour into a pan, heat, serve. No red wine was harmed in this recipe.
Mugs of Hot Chocolate
So I googled this one and now I wish I hadn’t. Bacon, Hazelnut Bourbon and Frangelico Hot Chocolate anyone? I like the sound of the “Irish Hot Chocolate” with Guinness, whiskey and Baileys though. Even though the last time I drank Baileys it mostly ended up down a friend’s broken toilet.
If all of this sounds way too scary, we’ll not penalise you for using your mugs for a good old cuppa tea. But we’re diggin around in the back of auntie’s sideboard for some Frangelico. Which according to Wikipedia is made of ancient Italian monks. And hazelnuts. Enjoy.