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!
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.
Preparing an Irish Coffee
- Fill a mug with coffee.
This works best in a glass mug so you can see the contents.
- Add the Irish cream to the coffee.
Pour in the Irish cream and give it a light stir.
- Add the Irish Whiskey.
Pour your Irish Whiskey into the mug, give it a light stir.
- Top with Whipped Cream.
Top the drink with whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles if desired.
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.
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- 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.
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.