Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee – there’s something worth a toast:  the boggy funk of whiskey rising through an equatorial brew to meet a cool cloud of whipped cream.


  • ½ cup heavy cream, cold
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  •  Vanilla extract, if desired
  • 1 ½ ounces Irish whiskey
  • 6 ounces hot, fresh coffee.


  1. Whip the heavy cream. Add 1/2 teaspoon sugar and a dash of vanilla, if desired, just before the cream starts to form soft peaks. Whip until firm.
  2. Pour the remaining 1/2 teaspoon sugar into a tall ceramic cup or mug.
  3. Add the whiskey, then pour in the coffee to about an inch below the brim.
  4. Apply a generous dollop of whipped cream to the top.

Yields:  1 serving

Prep Time:  10 minutes


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