Irish coffee is a cocktail that is actually made up of more than just coffee. This drink consists of whiskey, sugar, and coffee, topped off with cream.
There are several different people to have claimed to have created it, dating back almost over 100 years ago. Today’s version is attributed to a man named Joe Sheridan. He was the head chef at Foynes Airbase, located in Ireland. He started to add whiskey to some of the passenger’s coffee which later on came to be the drink we know today.
To make Irish coffee it is as simple as pouring a whiskey and one teaspoon of sugar into coffee, stirring it, then topping it off with cream.
How to make Irish coffee
- Heat a mug with hot water
Add hot water to a glass Irish coffee mug. This should heat it up slightly. Let the water sit for a few minutes before dumping out the contents.
- Mix Coffee, sugar and whiskey
Add freshly brewed hot strong coffee to the warmed Irish coffee mug.
- Fill the mug up about 3 quarters.
The fresher the coffee, the better. It’s a smart plan to brew coffee right before you choose to make Irish coffee.
- Add brown sugar and mix it until it’s completely dissolved.
- Measure out your whisky and slowly pour it into your mug.
Stir the coffee slightly to blend everything together.
- Top your coffee with whipped cream
Use Milk Frother for whipped cold heavy cream. When adding your whipped cream, pour it slowly over the back of a spoon. This will make sure the cream stays on top of the coffee.
for 1 serve classic Irish Coffee
Irish Coffee Recipe
- 4 ounces strong rich hot coffee
- 1 1/2 ounce Irish whiskey
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 ounce heavy cream lightly whipped
- Poot the sugar into a warm Irish coffee glass, mug, or other heat-proof glass.
- Add the strong rich hot coffee and stir until dissolved.
- Add the Irish whiskey and stir again.
- Float the cream on top by pouring it over the back of a spoon.
- Do not stir again. Drink the coffee through the cream.