After dinner, after hours, or even after a long St. Patrick's Day, Irish coffee is the one delicious pick-me-up you won't find at your local coffeehouse.
You will need
- 1 1/2 oz. Irish whiskey
- 6 oz. hot coffee
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- Whipped cream
- A stemmed glass coffee mug or a regular coffee mug
- A spoon
- A measuring jigger
Step 1 Warm glass or mug Run hot water slowly over the glass or mug until it’s at room temperature, or warmer, and dry it.
Step 2 Add brown sugar Add brown sugar.
Step 3 Pour whiskey & coffee Pour in the whiskey and hot coffee, leaving a bit of room at the top for whipped cream.
For a cold version of this, chill sweetened coffee before adding the whiskey, or freeze some in an ice cube tray.
Step 4 Stir well Stir well, until the sugar to dissolves completely.
Step 5 Add whipped cream Squirt or spoon a dollop of whipped cream so it simply sets on top of the drink.
Step 6 Do not stir Do not stir—not only does the hot drink taste better sipped through the cream, it stays warmer longer with the cream on top.
Did You Know:
The drink Irish Coffee was devised in 1942 at an exclusive Irish airport to welcome American VIPs like Humphrey Bogart and Eleanor Roosevelt.