One of our favorite Irish expressions, Irish Coffee recipes have warmed us during many chilly visits to the Emerald Isle and other European countries.
And it’s not bad right here at home, either (wherever home is for you!)
At its core, this wonderful hot beverage is just coffee, whiskey, sugar and cream – but to make it memorable, the details make all the difference!
There are as many variations of Irish coffee as there are drink makers... But we invite you to try the approach below, and if you like it, make it your own.
Let's start with a short video that we have enjoyed on how to make Irish coffee - the right way! Then please enjoy the recipe below.
You WILL taste the difference, if you make the effort to use the best ingredients.
Choose your favorite coffee, and make sure it is hot. Don’t skip the sugar, it is part of the overall experience of a good Irish coffee.
Believe it or not, the quality of the whiskey will make a difference.
Ask for your own favorite by name, or take a recommendation from your waiter or companion (we enjoy Redbreast 12).
And the cream … once again, it’s part of the experience, don’t skimp.
Go with double cream, and if you are preparing it yourself, take the time to treat the cream as described below.
One popular variation is to dip the rim of the glass into granulated sugar after the boiling water is removed and before the coffee is added.
One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to live your Irish side is to serve Irish food. And guess what?
We have many, many more Irish recipes for you to explore in our section on Irish food recipes!
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