Good morning, everybody… There’s a clam sauce for spaghetti or linguini at “Pearls Before Swine,” today. It’s “National Coffee Day,” today. But as Dry said a couple of days ago, I’m beginning to get a handle on the habits of all the denizens of this particular section. So with that in mind, here is a coffee recipe we can all enjoy.From: “The Bartender’s Bible” by Gary ReganPublished by: Harper Collins 1991Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 91-55104 COMFORTING COFFEE4 ounces hot coffee1 ounce Southern Comfort1 ounce bourbon1 teaspoon dark crème de cacao2 ounces heavy cream
Pour the coffee into an Irish coffee glass.
Add the Southern Comfort, bourbon, and crème de cacao and stir.Pour the cream carefully over the back of a teaspoon so that it floats on top of the drink.Irish coffee glass. On this day in 1758, Admiral Horatio Nelson was born. His main claim to fame, of course, is his defeat of both the French and Spanish fleets at the “Battle of Trafalgar” on October 21, 1805. With 27 vessels of his own, Nelson directed the battle such that Napoleon’s French fleet lost all of its 33 vessels. My source, unfortunately, does not list the Spanish losses. Nelson himself died of a bullet to the spine during the battle, but did survive long enough to learn news of the English victory.