Yorkshire Cream Liqueurs After Dinner
Jan Harris, Assistant Editor
It was a Friday evening and some invited friends came round for supper.
Kedgeree was cooked to Delia Smith’s recipe with a slight twist using a little of Yazi’s spices from Amaali (amaali.co.uk).
This was followed by the most delicious sweet of chocolate chip cookies soaked in coffee liqueur and re-stacked using whipped cream, then covered in more cream and chocolate shavings.
Supper over it was time to bring out the Carthy & Black selection of cream liqueurs for an after dinner tasting session.
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All of us were of the opinion that you have to forget Baileys for this is not what Carthy & Black is all about. Their subtle blends are something else and reflect the fact that they are most definitely a Yorkshire product.
Using the freshest cream supplied by Paynes Dairies to ensure a smooth velvety texture. This is submerged with some of Harrogate’s award winning Slingsby Gin or a little Irish Whisky that has travelled across the sea and ended up in Yorkshire, blended together with some flavourings that teased the taste buds and took us on a journey down memory lane. I’m thinking particularly of the Yorkshire Lemon.
Here are some of the comments made, which I hasten to add were not made by a professional tasting panel but rather a group of friends enjoying an evening together, with a hostess who offered a bit of a surprise hidden in those mysterious black bottles of Carthy & Black.
All the guests were impressed with the design and colour of the bottles saying they were well designed, classy and just the right size.
Yorkshire Lemon - “It’s so nostalgic like eating a lemon puff biscuit from all those years ago, but this drink has a very nice kick to it!”
“It gave me a lovely warm feeling” said another of our dinner guests. “What a lovely way to follow the dessert.”
Yorkshire Cream Liqueur - “This has a subtle whisky flavour and a creamy texture. “More an acquired taste” said one guest.
Original Gin Cream Liqueur - “At first sight it looks like a glass of Milk of Magnesia but take a sip and it’s definitely not the aforementioned, if anything it could do with a little more gin!”
A final comment was: “Why didn’t we think of trying our hand at mixing some cocktails with them? When can we come round again? This would be such a treat.”
Yorkshire Cream Liqueurs After Dinner, 8th September 2018, 9:34 AM