On a cold winter night, there is nothing like a hot irish coffee to warm you up from the inside out!
Supposedly the story goes, that some cold and tired passengers arrived at Joseph Sheridan’s restaurant one day in 1942 and to lift their spirits he added spirits to their coffee, and so the irish coffee was born! Thank you Joseph!! You are my hero!!!
I actually liked irish coffee – before I even liked regular coffee! – must have been the cream…. hehe
According to Joseph the original recipe is:
“Cream as rich as an Irish brogue; coffee as strong as a friendly hand; sugar sweet as the tongue of a rogue; and whiskey smooth as the wit of the land.”
Simple – but to get a good quality irish coffee, you must use good quality ingridients and for an irish coffee, a nice quality dark roast is a great choice. We like to use Peter Larsen’s Ethiopian espresso blend and of course Tullamore Dew Whiskey.
We ALWAYS mix sugar and whiskey first – add coffee to how weak/strong you want the drink and top with whipped cream – YUMMY!!
TIP: Don’t whip the cream too hard – make it half-whipped; not too stiff, not too liquid.
What is your favorite hot-drink for those cold winter nights?