Irish Coffee: The Beauty of Caffeine and LiquorWritten by David MasifonPosted on 03 01, 2018
“I never waited for my Irish Cream coffee to be the right temperature, with a storm happening outside and my fireplace crackling…I wrote every day, at home, in the office, whether I felt like it or not, I just did it.”
– Stephen J. Cannell
Ever walked into a restaurant for a cup of coffee and get asked if you would like a shot of whiskey?
If No, then you will find this an interesting read. If Yes, then you must have tried out this recipe.
A typical Irish makes this cocktail to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but who said it must be a celebratory drink?
Irish coffee is a cocktail mix of Hot coffee, Irish whiskey and sugar. Irish coffee was invented by Joe Sheridan who was the head chef at Foynes County, Limerick. Chef Sheridan not only created a long age classic cocktail but also wrote a beautiful expressive poetry about his recipe.
*”Cream—rich as an Irish brogue; coffee—strong as a friendly hand; sugar—sweet as the tongue of a rogue; Irish whiskey—smooth as the wit of the land.”*
The Irish Coffee Recipe
- 2 tablespoons Demerara or turbinado sugar (or just regular white or brown sugar)
- 3 ounces Irish whiskey
- 4 ounces freshly made espresso
- 4 ounces water
- 3 ounces heavy cream
- 2 fresh mint leaves, for garnishing (optional)
How To Make the Irish Coffee Cocktail
- Place 4 teaspoons of the sugar, the whiskey, espresso, and water in a small saucepan and stir to combine.
- Set over low heat and stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is hot but not boiling, about 5 minutes.
- Place the remaining 2 teaspoons sugar and the cream in a medium bowl and whisk until the cream thickens and the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes.
- Transfer the hot coffee mixture to two 8-ounce heatproof glasses or mugs
- Top with a heaping spoonful of the whipped cream
- Garnish with the mint leaves (if using).
- Serve immediately.
According to Adam Levine, Irish Coffee is the only drink that provides you with the four essential food groups in one glass I.e Alcohol, Caffeine, Sugar and Fat. With that said, this recipe can be classified as important and essential.
There are different varieties of Irish whiskey but the best type to use is either Powers or Jameson Irish Whiskey. You can change things up by considering Jamaican rum, tequila reposado, or bourbon and possibly give your recipe a name.
You can also incorporate Irish Cream Whiskey, just to make extra milky good.
Irish whiskey and all other alcohol mentioned above can be purchased at directly from the website. Fun part is they are at the best affordable prices possible and can be delivered at all times (24/7 No jokes).
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