Irish Coffee



I thought I might offer you just a bit of inspiration.  It’s warm and brown.  It’s sweet and creamy.

I’ve always overlooked this cocktail for things with fancy cubed ice, grapefruit infusions, and handmade bitters… but the simplicity of this cocktail is no joke!  It needs no muss or fuss.  It needs no fancy mustached man in a vest and spectacles to make it for you.  This can happen right at home on your tiny kitchen counter, and can be enjoyed on your couch while you question your sanity in watching moooore  reruns of Jersey Shore.

I’m not implying that you have a tiny kitchen counter, that you’re crazy, or that you’re watching the Jersey Shore.  Um… I’m clearly just talking about myself. Not proud.  Just real.

irish coffee

Keep it warm, simple, and full of whiskey.  This recipe needs no fancy modification.  It is exactly how it’s supposed to be.

Ps.  I love you!  Is that weird?

Irish Coffee

makes 1 cocktail

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1 ounce Jameson Irish Whiskey

1 tablespoon brown sugar

8 ounces hot coffee

1/4 cup lightly sweetened whipped cream

In a heatproof glass, stir together whiskey  and brown sugar.  Add hot coffee and stir until sugar is dissolved.

To make whipped cream, place about 1/4 cup of heavy cream in a medium bowl.  Add about 1 tablespoons of powdered sugar.  Beat vigorously with a whisk until soft peaks form.  Generously dollop whipped cream atop hot coffee.  Serve immediately.

72 thoughts on “Irish Coffee

  1. Irish coffee SO reminds me of Christmas time! I personally like it with un-whipped double (heavy to you) cream. When you have stirred your sugar in you rest the spoon just above the suface of the coffee and pour the cream slowly over the back of the spoon…which with practice makes for a perfectly separated “head” of cream on top, just like a mini pint of guinness! Except far more splendid of course.

  2. this looks great….brown sugar, coffee, booze, and whipped cream… all in one. You think like I think.

    Hope you’re having a great book tour in San Fran!

    I’ve been reading your cookbook like some people read novels…I get comfy with a mug of coffee and read each page and really study each thing, each line, each item, and think about it. And wonder why I don’t have a football team to feed b/c that’s what I need for all the baking I want to do!

  3. I love Irish coffee! If you get a chance while you’re in SF for your book tour, you MUST go have one at the Buena Vista. It’s delicious and a fun atmosphere. It’s their signature drink.

    P.S. I have a case of the aggressive sads that I’ll miss you in SF for your tour! I live nearby but I will be at a family dinner on Sunday and then I depart for NYC/Paris on Thursday :( Glad you’ve had such amazing book tour success so far! xoxo

    1. YES!! The Buena Vista! Take the cable car, you won’t regret it. Btw, wish I could be there, it would be great to meet you :)

  4. JOY! What happened to your vegan cream of potato soup recipe? It’s vanished! Sad times. (P.S., this Irish coffee looks yummy. :)

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