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Bon Appetit, Y'all

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Irish Coffee

What would St. Patrick's Day dinner be without a good cup of Irish Coffee. For sure I don't want to be serving green cake or cookies. This is a terrific ending to any dinner, not just St.Patrick's Day.

Wishing Y'all a bit of the luck of the Irish today.

Irish Coffee
1 serving
print recipe

1 jigger Irish whiskey (1 1/4 ounces)
2 sugar cubes
good strong coffee
slightly sweetened whipping cream

Pour the whiskey into a warmed glass. Add the sugar cubes and then the hot coffee. To avoid possible breakage of the glass, pour hot coffee over a metal spoon in the glass. Stir well. Float the cream on the top of the coffee by pouring it over the back of a teaspoon. The result should be a dark hot coffee mixture topped by a band of white cream. When you take a sip you will be drinking hot coffee through the cool white cream. Please use only real whipping cream. It should be whipped just until thick, but not stiff.


  1. Mmmm...i love a good cup of irish coffee. i will avoid this for breakfast though or i will be a sloppy mess by lunch!

  2. this is my favorite way to drink coffee, yum!

  3. Oh Beverly, I love a good Irish coffee,I don't have any sugar cubes or whipped cream, though :( Happy St. Paddy's Dayto you. xo

  4. Wonderful recipe. I love Irish Coffee, but I love Kalua in coffee much more. I believe it should be made the same way.

  5. One of my favorite drinks. Nothing like it on a cold winter day!

  6. Yummy!! Would be perfect with green eggs & maple sausage links (I don't like ham). Sorry Dr. Seuss.


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