The recipe – no need for redaction here – is completely and utterly modern, no historical antecedents at all. Cordials were not sipping drinks in history, they were tonics – and this one is all about sin. Thanks to Lady Isabella Henry, who gave me the recipe.
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1 750ml bottle Irish whiskey
8.75 oz milk chocolate
2 14oz cans sweetened condensed milk
2 12oz cans evaporated milk
2.5 cups heavy cream
¼ tsp instant coffee granules
Pour a small amount of whiskey into a large bowl. In the top of a double boiler, melt chocolate, stirring constantly until smooth. Mix the melted chocolate with the whiskey in the bowl. Gradually stir in the sweetened condsnsed milk and the evaporated milk. Stir in the cream, instant coffee granules, and the remaining whiskey.
Pour mixture into three 750ml bottles, seal and store in refrigerator. Best if kept at least one month before using. Best served in small glasses over crushed ice.