Barm Brack

This creamy, spiced drink honors an Irish Halloween bread called barm brack, which contains currants and raisins. Traditionally, various objects—a coin, a ring, a pea—were baked inside the loaf as a kind of fortune-telling game.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink

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  • Ice
  • 2 ounces single-malt Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 teaspoon St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram (rum-based allspice liqueur)
  • 2/3 ounce Toasted-Raisin Syrup
  • 1/2 ounce heavy cream
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the garnish and shake well. Strain the drink into a chilled snifter and garnish with the nutmeg.

Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published February 2010

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