Chocolate Bourbon Latte

Felt like a warm cocktail the other evening, something that would fit in with the Keto diet that I’ve been on since July.

What I came up with was delicious!

Chocolate Bourbon Latte

Course Drinks
Keyword bourbon, coffee
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1
Author Me

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz 100 Proof Bourbon (I used Old Grandads)
  • 1 shot espresso (a double shot)
  • 3/4 cup 33% Whipping cream steamed
  • 6 drops Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters

Instructions

  1. Add a freshly pulled shot of espresso to your favourite coffee mug or cup, along with your favorite bourbon and the Bittermens bitters

    Steam the whipping cream until nice and hot, with good microfoam

    Add to your mug and enjoy!


Aquarium rebuild

After a tragic loss of all but 2 fish in my aquarium, I took it as an opportunity to try something a little different.

The 2 survivors are my stealthy Bristlenose Pleco’s.

The new occupants:

  • 9 Rummy-nose tetras
  • 6 Discus
  • 3 Botia dario loaches

Added a very large piece of driftwood to the tank, and also added a new LED light – MicMol 36″-48″ Planted tank lamp, with scheduling.  The lamp is very nice – but is a pain to program.  Just have to be patient 🙂

I have been finding snails to be a challenge to control, which was one of the reasons for adding the loaches.  Unfortunately, they don’t seem all that interested!
I’ve been reducing the amount and frequency of feeding the fish, although the discus I bought are young and growing!  One seems to be a runt.

Cold Brew Cocktails

Made up a tasty cold brew cocktail this evening:

2 oz. Old Grandad Bourbon

1 oz. Cold brew coffee

1/2 oz. Maraschino liqueur

couple dashes Xocolatl Mole™ bitters

lemon peel

 

Mix the first 4 ingredients in a mixing glass half full of ice.  Pour over a large ice cube in your favourite whiskey glass and garnish with a strip of lemon peel.

New Host!

After many years with my previous web host, I’ve now moved everything (I think) over to Web Hosting Canada.

So far the site response has been excellent – much faster than my old provider, which was taking 30-45 seconds to load a page, or log into the wordpress admin console.  I also like the fact that this is a Canadian host, and the servers are in Canada.

 

Current Tank Occupants

Currently, my 55 gallon aquarium has the following:

  • 3 new Denison barbs, about 2″ long
  • 1 old Denison barb, about 4″ long
  • 2 Plecostumus – I rarely see them, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen both at the same time since adding them to the tank.  When I do see one, it is about 3″ long.
  • 3 black tetras
  • 1 Phantom tetra
  • 4 Siamese algae eaters

A few fish have died over the past couple years, and the only new additions since my last stocking post was the addition of the Pleco’s.

The amazon sword plant I have is flourishing.  Can’t say that about the 3 other kinds of plants that I have, although they aren’t dying… just growing very slowly.  I mean very very slowly 🙂

I want to make some changes to the lighting.  The 4′ flourescent tube has quit – and I would like to replace it with some LED lighting.  The lighting needs to be string enough for the plants however – which can make them very expensive.  Debating whether I should just make my own using some outdoor LED floodlights.