Snow, Again? Have Some Hooch!

by Melody Kettle

It's back . . . the snow that is.  It may not be as bad as storms we've previously weathered, but nonetheless, it makes our 60 degree dalliance seem like nothing more than a hoax. 

How to deal with the disappointment?  In addition to the usual suspects, wine and carbs, I suggest rich, smooth, potent Hooch!

Hooch is one of Grandma's holiday concoctions I've been sipping since I was at the "kids table."  I prefer not to limit the enjoyment of this fine elixir to the holidays, but insist it be imbibed on all cold weather days.

Why do we call it "Hooch"?  I'm not exactly sure?  It more closely resembles what most recipe books refer to as "Irish Cream Liqueur." 

Beware, this recipe is not for those looking to drop a few pounds, or for the lactose intolerant. Otherwise, enjoy.

Here's the recipe, verbatim from Grandma's index card:

1 3/4 Cups Whiskey

1 Cup Condensed Milk

1 Cup Heavy Cream

4 Eggs

2 Tbsp. Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

2 tsp. Instant Coffee

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

1/2 tsp Almond extract

Combine all ingredients in an electric blender - process until smooth.  Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.  Make sure to shake before serving.

Do you have any cold weather elixirs?