Monday, October 30, 2006

Irish Coffee

Authentic Irish Coffee
We had incredible weather during our travels to Ireland earlier this month. Most days were in the low 60's farenheit and it rarely rained. But, on our last couple of days in the Emerald Isle, it finally did rain and it got what do you drink when it's raining outside? Irish coffee, of course. And yes, you have to use authentic Irish whiskey for this. Jameson is probably the best one; however you can also use Irish Mist--which I prefer. Make sure the coffee is strong and hot (like my husband, hee hee) and that you use real fresh whipped cream, not the canned type. Cheers!

INGREDIENTS (makes 1 delicious serving)

  • 1 oz. Irish whiskey or 1-1/2 oz. Irish Mist liqueur
  • 3 sugar cubes
  • 1 cup black coffee, strong and very hot
  • Fresh Whipped Cream
  • 1 heat-proof glass mug or Irish Coffee mug, pre-warmed

Using a pre-warmed heat proof glass mug, add the measure of whiskey together with the sugar cubes. Stir in the hot coffee to about 3/4 of the way up the glass. Float a couple of heaping tablespoons of the whipped cream on top. Don't stir the coffee, just serve and drink immediately. If you want to be even more authentic, you can buy Waterford Crystal Irish Coffee mugs.

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