Summary: The best after-dinner drink
The rich aroma of coffee brewing warms the heart but to warm the soul a drop of good Irish whisky is needed. When you combine the two, you create a drink that can warm you through.
It is said that Irish coffee was invented in Limerick County in the 1940s. Variations abound but a true Irish coffee uses both sugar and heavy cream. The sugar, dissolved in the coffee, helps the cream float on top. You can either whip your cream first and add a dollop on top of the coffee or carefully pour the cream over the back of a spoon over the coffee so that it floats on top of the coffee. This recipe makes one Irish Coffee
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee
- 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger Irish cream liqueur
- 1 teaspoon of sugar (more if you like)
- Heavy cream
- Whip the cream with some sugar if you want to use whipped cream.
- Pour the Irish whiskey into a tall glass or mug.
- Add the sugar.
- Add the coffee to ½ inch from the top of the mug.
- Add a dollop of the whipped cream.
- Alternately, you can pour the cream over the back of a spoon into the mug. This will make the cream float on top of the coffee.