Irish Coffee (with Jameson)

Day 2 into our St Paddy’s Week with none other than my all time favorite ….

irish coffee

Irish Coffee!!

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?


Irish Coffee (with Jameson)



  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup freshly brewed black coffee
  • 1/4 cup Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • freshly whipped cream


  1. Pre-heat a clear stemmed glass with very hot water
  2. Empty the water, and add the brown sugar
  3. Add the coffee and stir
  4. As soon as the sugar is melted, add the coffee and Whiskey
  5. Top with a dollop of fresh whipped cream

Recipe Adapted fromIrish Whiskey Trail
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