Fisherman’s Pie

Fisherman’s Pie

1 pound cod fillets, cut into chunks 3 tablespoons butter 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups warm milk, or more as needed 1 cup shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1/2 cup minced onion 1...

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Rumbledethumps (Colcannon)

Rumbledethumps (Colcannon)

1⁄2 head green cabbage, thinly sliced-about 8 cups 2 1⁄2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter 1⁄4 cup chopped chives 1 cup grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese (4 oz.) Butter an 8 cup baking dish. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook cabbage in a...

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Highland Ghost

Highland Ghost

1/3 oz. Cognac 1/2 pint Pepsi Cola 1/2 pint Guinness Combine in a pint glass. Your choice - drink or chug it! — Recipe at Bar None...

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The Smoking Gun

The Smoking Gun

2 oz. Islay or other peaty scotch 3/4 tsp. Fernet Branca 1/2 tsp. brown sugar cordial (see below) 2 dashes Fee Bros. whiskey barrel-aged bitters Stir all ingredients and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a mint leaf. Brown sugar cordial: Heat 2 parts brown...

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Rob Roy

Rob Roy

1 1/2 ounces Scotch 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth Angostura bitters to taste Maraschino cherry for garnish Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry. — Recipe at...

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Godfather

Godfather

1 1/2 oz Scotch whisky 3/4 oz amaretto almond liqueur Pour ingredients into an old-fashioned glass over ice and serve. — Recipe at Drinks Mixer

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Highland Bramble

Highland Bramble

45ml/1.5oz blended Scotch whisky 30ml/1oz freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 barspoon honey dash egg white (optional) 15ml/0.5oz Crème de Mure Shake the first four ingredients with ice. Strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass and drizzle the Crème de Mure over the...

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Sea & Scotch Hot Chocolate

Sea & Scotch Hot Chocolate

1.5 oz Bowmore 15 The Darkest 3 oz Prepared Jacques Torres Wicked Hot Chocolate (follow instructions on the package) 3 oz Frothed Milk or Cream Build in a mug starting with Bowmore, adding the chocolate.  Stir and mix thoroughly, and froth milk using a frother.  Top...

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In My Own Words: Diego Barquet, Mexico City

In My Own Words: Diego Barquet, Mexico City

So, being a piper in Mexico City it's quite amazing, but quite annoying from time to time I must say. Living in a country where there is almost no celtic heritage, with a "macho" culture can be annoying for someone who likes "weird" instruments or using a kilt, having...

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The Birth of a Kilt

The Birth of a Kilt

A good kilt will last a lifetime and often even longer. Traditionally, a kilt is made completely by hand. Many stores have kilts in stock, which I think is very strange as, typically, a kilt is a made-to-measure item. So it would be very coincidental to find a kilt...

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