How to Make an Irish Coffee

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.

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.