double shot of scotch

…what needful else
That calls upon us, by the grace of Grace,
We will perform in measure, time and place.

You’ve just become king of Scotland (four for you!), but instead of throwing a massive coronation after-party, all you really want to do is sleep. Alas, sleep will have to wait, because your country has gone to shit and nearly everyone you know is dead. It’s been a rough couple of days. You have a lot of cleaning up to do and you know it.

We bring you: The Malcolm.


  • Coffee. The strong kind.
  • 2-8 cl Scotch. Also the strong kind (Glenfarclas 105 is perfect).
  • Cream. The stro The real deal, not that no-fun low-fat stuff.
  • Vanilla sugar
  • Hot chocolate powder
  • Milk and sugar if it pleases Your Majesty


In a big cup, prepare the coffee as you normally would (milk, sugar, etc.), then add some hot chocolate powder (Whittard’s Luxury white hot chocolote would suit you well today, my lord), and stir. Add the Scotch. Make it a double shot. Make it a quadruple, if you like. You’re the king, no one tells you how much booze to put in your morning coffee. Whip the cream with the vanilla sugar (again, you’re the king. If you want three packs of vanilla sugar in your whipped cream, treat yo’self). Pile the result on top of your coffee and sprinkle with some more cocoa powder. You deserve it.