Irish Coffee

by XuCharles on Jun 03, 2023


Irish Coffee is a beloved beverage originating from Ireland, featuring the perfect blend of hot coffee and Irish whiskey, topped with a layer of sweetened cream. This iconic cocktail offers a delightful balance of flavors, making it a popular choice for coffee and whiskey enthusiasts alike.


16 oz. hot water

2 tsp. light brown sugar

1 c. brewed coffee

2 oz. Irish whiskey (such as Jameson)

1/2 c. heavy cream for topping

Chocolate shavings, for garnish


Fill 2 mugs with hot water and let sit 2 minutes. Pour out water and add 1 teaspoon light brown sugar to each mug. Pour over hot coffee and stir to dissolve sugar, then pour in whiskey.

In a separate bowl with an electric mixer or by hand, whisk cream until soft peaks form. Cream should be thick but still pourable. Top coffee with cream by gently pouring over the back of a warm spoon to form a thick layer on top of coffee. Garnish with chocolate shavings.


Cocktails are best enjoyed right after making and do not work as a make-ahead drink because the soda will go flat. 

If you tried this classic cocktail, let us know how it came out in the comments below!

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