Lighthouse cocktails

Staviken lighthouse

To the Lighthouse!

I think Sam and Harry would enjoy honeymooning in one of several authentic lighthouse inns, including The Stavik Lighthouse (Stavikens Fyr, photo at left), a romantically-bleak lighthouse in Sweden that would be my personal favorite, and might have been Virginia Woolf’s favorite too, but it’s no doubt colder than a polar bear’s behind at this time of year. 

In February, they may prefer someplace warm like Cape Otway Lightstation (photo, below), the oldest lighthouse in Australia.   And since the Cape Otway cafe already has a nice salmon quiche on their menu, all that’s left is to mix Sam and Harry a couple of “Lighthouses” to go with it.  Of course!!Almostgotit   

Lighthouse recipeCape Otway Lightstation

 For each serving:
1/3 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
1/3 oz Bailey’s® Irish cream
1/3 oz 151-proof rum

Pour kahlua into a shot glass. With a spoon, slowly pour irish cream into the shot glass on top of the kahlua. Pour the 151 rum, again with the spoon, slowly on top of the irish cream and light on fire. Blow flame out before drinking.

6 Responses to Lighthouse cocktails

  1. […] To the Lighthouse! It’s a brand new week, and poor, sad old Almostgotit is ready for a new start as well.  What better place to get a bright new perspective of things — not to mention celebrate the start of Sam and Harry’s new marriage — than from the top of a lighthouse?  […]

  2. Gunno Quist says:


    Fun that you find Staviken as a favourite.

    We plan too keep the old atmosphere but at the same time develop some more comfort and functions. External input is then interesting as a reference.

    If you like the place, have you seen the page with flowers etc? or cats?

    Normally it would be midwinter now but not this year. It’s the warmest winter in Sweden since measurements were started in 1750-ties, and today we have 8 degrees over freezing, no snow and no ice on the lake Vänern! From a meteorology statistic point of view we are now in spring, this year we went from fall to spring without passing winter.

    Global warming? Who knows!

    By the way, polar bears have never been a part of Sweden or Scandinavian mainland fauna. The closest they get is on Svalbard some 1000 miles north of Norway.

    I would guess our climate in south and middle Sweden is more close to New York and up state or so!

    Best Regards

    Gunno Quist

  3. almostgotit says:

    How marvelous to hear from you, and thanks for the update. The photos of the blades of grass encased in several inches of ice (EACH!) were beautiful but convinced me that it was cold this time of year. Thanks for sending the others… how gorgeous it is. I want to go there!

    I’m glad to know you have no polar bears, though, and it’s a helpful reference to know your climate is similar to that of upstate New York. Where also, last I checked, there are no polar bears.

    Again — thanks much, and maybe we’ll come for a visit someday! – Almostgotit

  4. Gunno Quist says:

    Hi Almostgotit
    Your are welcome any time.
    The reason I comment on how cold it is, or not, is the general but not correct picture that Scandinavia in general is next to the North Pole.
    South and middle Sweden, were 85 % of the people lives, is more like northern England and Scotland. But with better summers! and normally some winter periods with real winter. Not this year though.
    All best

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