4 cl of Irish whiskey
9 cl of coffee
3 cl of fresh cream
5 grams of brown sugar
With the arrival of winter’s cold, preparing a nice Irish Coffee mug is one of the most sublime pleasures to enjoy.
The history (legend?) of the Irish Coffee starts from a bartender working at Shannon Airport, Mr. Joe Sheridan, who used to amuse the tourists passing through with a whisky and cream strengthened Coffee to prepare them for their long journeys.
We thank Mr. Sheridan for allowing us to drink one of the most delicious and rejuvenating cocktails ever made.
If winter means mulled wine or grog, for many others, it is synonymous with Irish Coffee. After all, dear friends, de gustibus non disputandum est…
Don’t worry. The original Irish Coffee is easy to make: in practice, it’s a coffee mixed with whiskey that floats a compelling layer of lightly whipped cream.
Sure, accessible, if you know the secret to make the perfect Irish Coffee drink: slightly shake the cream to make it more soft and airy so that it does not sink into that black sea of whiskey and Coffee.
Of course, there are endless variations of the Irish coffee cocktail. Just replace Irish whiskey with your favorite spirit. You may like it with Sambuca, grappa, dark rum, or vodka for a more neat cocktail.
The Irish is the king of hot drinks and is perfect for bringing joy and ruddy happiness to your holidays, winter parties, and tedious business meetings.
Irish coffee drink ingredients
- 4 cl Irish whiskey
- 9 cl of hot Coffee
- 3 cl of fresh cream
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
How to make the perfect Irish Coffee drink
Prepare the Coffee; better to use Mocha.
In a goblet or a mug, pour whiskey, Coffee, and sugar and stir with a spoon.
Put the cream in a shaker with 4 ice cubes and shake for 10 seconds, let it rest for 10 seconds, then pour it slowly into the glass, using a spoon leaning against the glass wall, with the back facing up.
Decorate as you wish with additional whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon powder, and serve immediately.
Final note: feel free to use plenty of spices according to the spirits you have chosen, so let’s make it with anise if you have used Sambuca, clove for rum, a touch of cocoa, and so on…