3 Insanely Delicious Irish Coffee Recipes
Nothing can warm us up quite as much as a good Irish coffee. The combination of smooth Irish whiskey and sweet black coffee topped with cream is a delicious cocktail that can be enjoyed on its own or as a tasty finish to a meal.
The first versions of the Irish coffee were served from the mid-19th century in coffee houses in Vienna. The modern recipe was created in Ireland in the early 1940s by Joe Sheridan, best made with care and attention. The Irish coffee became famous in the United States when travel writer Stanton Delaplane wanted a San Francisco bartender to make the drink after he'd enjoyed it in Ireland. When the bartender, Jack Koeppler, tried to make the drink and found that the cream kept sinking, he traveled to Ireland to learn how to make it. The rest, as they say, is history!
In terms of alcohol content, when you make an Irish coffee with 80-proof whiskey, you'll get a cocktail that's about 9 percent ABV (18 proof). If you are making these in the evening, you may want to use decaffeinated coffee if you don't usually drink caffeine at night.
Let's look at three delectable Irish coffee recipes for you to choose from. Each recipe serves one.
Here are some tips to make sure your Irish coffee is the best, no matter which version you decide to make.
So, which Irish coffee recipe is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments. Also, make sure you have the essential bar tools before trying your hand at these delicious drinks.
Margaritas are a popular choice for many people who drink them, but they can also be pretty dull in color. They're usually either red or orange due to the colors of their flavorings (usually Cointreau).
But if you want your margarita to take on different hues than just those two ones and have it still taste as good, try using Blue Curaçao instead! Add this sweet liqueur into your usual recipe for a Blue Margarita with an exception - its beautiful blue shade will give guests something new to look at while sipping away.
1 to 2 tsp. Sugar (to taste)
1/2 cup (4 oz.) Strong and rich hot coffee
3 tbsp. (1 ½ oz.) Irish whiskey
1 oz. Heavy cream (lightly whipped)
Warm-up a tall mug or a heatproof glass, and put the brown sugar at the bottom.
Add the coffee and Irish whiskey, and stir till the sugar is dissolved.
Pour your lightly whipped heavy cream gently into the top of the glass or mug by pouring it over the back of a spoon. Using the back of a spoon will help to keep the cream on top of the coffee.
Serve hot, sipping the coffee through the cream (rather than stirring them together).