Irish Coffee

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It’s hump day, which means we’re already done with half the week…but still have to tackle the rest of the week (depending on whether you view the glass as half full or half empty I guess). Either way, this recipe is a great pick-me-up to get you through. And if you don’t have whiskey, go treat yourself to your favorite fancy coffee drink. Cause why not?

This and the strawberry mojitos I shared on Monday were made in honor of Sacramento’s Midtown Cocktail Week. If you live in the area, check out the many fun events going on all week!


Irish Coffee

Yields 1 serving

  • 1 C freshly brewed hot coffee
  • 1-2 t brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
  • Heavy cream

In a mug, combine coffee with sugar and whiskey (don’t skip the sugar, it’s supposed to help the cream float). Place cream in a small bowl and lightly whisk until it’s slightly frothy. Place a spoon upside down and rest on the surface of the coffee. Pour cream over the spoon and serve without stirring.

20 Responses to “Irish Coffee”
  1. Angie @ Bigbearswife writes:

    I could use one of those right now!
    Angie @ Bigbearswife recently posted Peanut Butter Pie

  2. Christine writes:

    It’s been ages since I’ve had Irish coffee. I could use a coffee now. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Sue writes:

    Love this post. My first legal drink was Irish coffee at the Buena Vista ( in San Francisco, where it originated in the US…so the claim goes.

  4. Judy Caccamo writes:

    I love this adult beverage on cold wintery nights. I use the Buena Vista method of adding 2 sugar cubes instead of brown sugar. However, if you can afford those wonderful natural brown cubes they sell at most stores..extra yum!
    Judy Caccamo recently posted Irish Coffee

  5. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts writes:

    Caffeine and booze at the same time- great drink!
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts recently posted Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

  6. Lindsey@Lindselicious writes:

    Oooh – I wish I had this tonight- the perfect after dinner drink. yum!
    Lindsey@Lindselicious recently posted Cucumber Kim Chee

  7. myFudo writes:

    Such a great drink to have in the morning. It really gives you the shot needed to kick start your day :) Nice photo
    myFudo recently posted pasta: spaghetti al limone

  8. Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen writes:

    Yum. I need that NOW!

  9. Sandra writes:

    Yummy after dinner drink. Before dinner too!
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  10. Paolo @ QuatroFromaggio writes:

    Perfect! Just like I was taught by the bartender of an Irish Pub – including the upside-down spoon! Love all alcoholic coffee drinks…
    Paolo @ QuatroFromaggio recently posted Panino, the Italian Sandwich

  11. maggie writes:

    Hi! This looks divine! I’m sharing it on a St. Patrick’s Menu compilation on my blog, Naloma Kitchen. THank you!!

  12. ScottiesRock writes:

    This looks delicious! It goes nicely with my St. Patty’s menu. Thanks
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