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 Comments on Irish Coffee

  1. Sue
    August 17, 2011 at 3:30 pm (4 years ago)

    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.

  2. Judy Caccamo
    August 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm (4 years ago)

    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

  3. myFudo
    August 18, 2011 at 9:37 am (4 years ago)

    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

  4. Sandra
    August 19, 2011 at 5:38 pm (4 years ago)

    Yummy after dinner drink. Before dinner too!
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  5. Paolo @ QuatroFromaggio
    August 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm (4 years ago)

    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

  6. maggie
    March 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm (4 years ago)

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


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