Greenlandic Coffee

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Okay, so this is bit of a marketing ploy by Greenland Tourism. However, it was one popular drink the night I spent at the Arctic Hotel in Sisimiut, Greenland, and may be worth exploring. It followed a presentation by some of the participants of the Inuit Games, a series of impressive events and tests of strength. The woman in the red T-shirt (Helga Neilsen, the coach of the national team) toyed with several volunteers before crushing them. She is pictured with the Gold Medal winner. I suppose the drink was inspired by the need to feel warm. This recipe was recently shared with me by the friendly folks at the Arctic Hotel.

The Recipe
Start with whiskey to symbolize the rough weather of Greenland.
Greenlandic Coffee by Devin Galaudet for in The Know Traveler
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Add Kalua for the sweetness of Greenland.
Heat so that the Kalua and whiskey blend together.
Now add coffee to offer the darkness of Greenland.
Top with whipped cream to symbolize the icebergs.
Finally, set Grand Marnier aflame and pour together.

Drink and enjoy. I can’t say this is particularly traditional, but certainly fun.

For more on Greenland at ITKT

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Author: Devin Galaudet

Before being Editor-in-Chief of In The Know Traveler and In The Know Traveler USA, Devin has had stints in antiques, construction, film and as a professional card player. Devin Galaudet has now found his niche combining his passion for travel and writing. Devin still freelances for a popular trade publication and honors this path as a labor of love. When he is not writing Devin enjoys his pixie-like thirteen-year-old daughter and reading confusing esoteric books. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

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