Rich, boozy coffee
A comforting, warming concoction, an Irish Coffee works as an after-dinner treat or, a few hours later, as a tempting night cap
It was the winter of 1942-43 in Ireland when a group of travellers found themselves stranded on a seaplane dock by the River Shannon. It had already been a long journey on route to Canada when bad weather waylaid them. Out of sorts, they were tired and cold – something the terminal’s barman, Joe Sheridan, noticed.
The solution? Whiskey. Sugar. Hot coffee. Cream.
Make it at home:
Prep Time: 3 minutes | Serves: 1 | Skill: Super easy
60ml whiskey (Irish preferably) | 150ml hot brewed coffee | 20ml sugar syrup | Double cream to top
Brew fresh coffee
Toddy glass | Stirrer
1. Pour the whisky, coffee and sugar syrup in the glass
2. Stir to combine the liquids
3. Float the cream on top