Breaking Down the: Irish Coffee

The Origins of the Irish Coffee

An Irish Coffee will always be the perfect choice on a brisk cold morning or a little pick me up after a large meal. It was created by Joe Sheridan. A head chef at Foynes Airbase during World War 2. Weary travelers delayed at the airbase had just arrived and that’s when he put in the magic touch: Irish whiskey. It was an instant hit and everyone loved it. If cold outside or just want to enjoy a creamy coffee with a kick the Irish coffee will surely deliver.


Irish Coffee Ingredients

Making a true Irish Coffee is simple:

4 ounces strong rich hot coffee

1 1/2 ounce Irish Whiskey

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 ounce lightly whipped double cream


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Irish Coffee Recipe

  1. Warm a mug with hot water
  2. Pour the sugar into the mug along with the coffee
  3. Stir until the sugar has dissolved in the coffee
  4.  Add the Irish Whiskey and stir
  5. Turn a metal spoon upside down and slowly pour the double heavy cream on top. Make sure not to stir as the coffee is sipped through the delicious floating cream!


The coffee cocktail tastes great with coffee that is well prepared. If it is bitter, or over brewed the coffee and whiskey will not taste as well. Pairing a sweet Irish Whiskey will also help in countering the bitterness of the coffee. 


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