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Irish Coffee

March 3, 2012

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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

Print this Recipe!

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.


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