Irish Coffee

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What better way to spice up your morning on St. Patrick’s Day than with a hit of Irish coffee? Will it wake you up or put you to sleep? I make no promises either way but I can tell you, it tastes great!

Doesn’t work for you? Try a White Leprechaun or an Irish Sour.

Irish coffee
Irish coffee

An Irish coffee consists of coffee (shocking right?) in addition to Irish Whiskey and Irish Cream. You can also use a little bit of whip cream like we did here to top things off. You also need a teaspoon of sugar.

How to Make an Irish Coffee

To make this, start with a nice espresso or strong coffee so the taste comes through. You can use one or more ounces depending on the size of the coffee cup but minimum of once is necessary. Then get yourself a good Irish Whiskey. Typically in this instance, I’d recommend Jameson or something similar but there are plenty of options to choose from.

You’ll then need an Irish cream. Believe it or not, Bailey’s isn’t the only option. There’s also Carolan’s which is just as delicious. Whip cream to top things off is also important and if you want to get fancy like we did, a few chocolate sprinkles.

Now it’s time to get cocktail making!

Time needed: 5 minutes

  1. Fill a mug with coffee.

    This works best in a glass mug so you can see the contents.Ingredients for Irish Coffee

  2. Add the Irish cream to the coffee.

    Pour in the Irish cream and give it a light stir.Add the Irish cream to the coffee

  3. Add the Irish Whiskey.

    Pour your Irish Whiskey into the mug, give it a light stir.Pour in Irish Whiskey

  4. Top with Whipped Cream.

    Top the drink with whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles if desired.Top with Whipped Cream.

This is a delicious coffee with a kick. If you like this drink, try my classic Hot Toddy recipe as well. Enjoy it for breakfast on St. Patrick’s day (or any day, who am I to judge?). It’s best enjoyed with a nice slice of butter and jam on some Irish Soda Bread.

Irish coffee
Irish coffee

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Irish Coffee

A great way to kick off your morning on St. Patrick's day!
5 from 4 votes
Irish coffee
Prep Time
5 minutes
Mug, Shot glass
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 ounce brewed coffee
  • 1 ounce Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce Irish Whiskey
  • Whipped Cream to top


  • Start with brewed coffee in a mug.
  • Add Irish Cream to the mug.
  • Add Irish Whiskey to the mug.
  • Top with Whipped Cream.
  • Serve.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 164kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 14mg, Sugar: 6g, Calcium: 1mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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