Day 2 into our St Paddy’s Week with none other than my all time favorite ….
Irish Coffee is an international after dinner drink and with good reason.
My husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Dublin Ireland a few years ago. We came upon a pub on an offbeaten path one day and that was where I had my first ‘real’ Irish Coffee. They put only Jameson Whiskey in it and from that point on, I followed suit.
According to IrishWhiskeyTrail there is a method to this coffee and it goes something like this:
- “Pre-heat a clear stemmed glass with very hot water. Empty the water, and add 2 teaspoons of brown sugar.
- Now add some freshly brewed rich coffee and stir.
- As soon as the sugar is melted, add a generous measure of Irish Whiskey. Stir again, then wait for the brew to still.
- Now take a hot teaspoon and pour gently whipped fresh cream slowly over the back of the spoon. The cream should be “half whipped” i.e. not too stiff and not too liquid. A perfect Irish Coffee should look pretty much like that other famous Irish drink – Guinness!”
They tell a pretty good tale about the history of Irish Coffee also, check it out if you have a few minutes. Always interesting to learn the history of something we eat or drink, don’t you think?Print
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1/2 cup freshly brewed black coffee
- 1/4 cup Jameson Irish Whiskey
- freshly whipped cream
- Pre-heat a clear stemmed glass with very hot water
- Empty the water, and add the brown sugar
- Add the coffee and stir
- As soon as the sugar is melted, add the coffee and Whiskey
- Top with a dollop of fresh whipped cream
Recipe Adapted from: Irish Whiskey Trail