CAKE OR DEATH Coffee, cassis, aquavit and vanilla cream This is my update on the Irish coffee – and it’s distinctly not Irish! Whiskey matches the dark, burnt-toffee notes of cheap coffee (which is, of course, ﬁne to use). But I ﬁnd herbal, red berry brightness when using good coffee. Gather Method 10g (1/3oz) freshly ground coffee Brew the coffee with 6 shots (150ml/6oz) boiling water. Filter and keep warm. Gently whip double cream with the seeds of the va- nilla pod, and a little sugar if desired. Fill a hot-temperature-safe glass (a thick-walled hi- ball or a stemmed glass) with hot water, then discard. Add the booze, top with hot coffee, then spoon over vanilla cream. 4 shots (100ml/4oz) double (heavy) cream 1 vanilla pod Sugar (if required) 1 shot (25ml/1oz) aquavit Just under 1 shot (20ml/0.8oz) crème de cassis Excerpted from Good Together by Ryan Chetiyawardana. Copyright © 2017 Frances Lincoln. Photography cop- yright © 2017 Kim Lightbody. Published by Frances Lincoln, an imprint of The Quarto Group. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved. © Hundred-to-One LLC 2017. All rights reserved.