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.
If you would like more information on Irish food and recipes, visit our main Irish food section here.
Meanwhile, please enjoy our favorite Irish coffee recipes!
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.
At Irish Expressions, our our goal is simple: to provide you with a unique Irish experience, on demand, wherever you are in the world.
If you have enjoyed our section on Irish Food Recipes, you have probably been exposed to many of the most delicious flavors that Ireland has to offer!
Will that entice you to visit Ireland - or to return if you have already been?
We hope so!
But even if that is not possible, you can still enjoy the magic of Ireland in these pages. Check out the links at the top of the page for simple instructions on how to explore Irish landmarks, enjoy Irish food, practice Irish customs, and much more!
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