What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, than with a traditional Irish drink that’s incredibly easy to make and moreishly tasty. Originally created by Joe Sheridan (a head chef in Foynes, County Limerick) for American passengers waiting to board a plane on a miserable winter’s evening in the 1940’s, this unbeatable combination of coffee, cream and whiskey is now enjoyed by many across the world.
- A cup of your favourite Brown Bear coffee (We used Cub Espresso)
- 1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar (White is fine too)
- 1 ‘glug’ of Irish Whiskey – around 50ml
- Double Cream (Lightly whipped)
- Glass/Mug to serve – traditionally, Irish Coffee is made in a stemmed mug or glass
How to Make:
- Brew your cup o’ coffee using your preferred method.
- Warm your glass (to prevent cracking) and then fill it around 3/4 with the coffee.
- Dissolve the sugar in the coffee.
- Add whiskey.
- Top with the whipped cream. You can alternatively just pour the double cream on top of the drink using the back of spoon to help.
- Drink and enjoy…Slainte!
If you fancy mixing things up a bit, you can replace the whiskey with a good glug of Baileys. Chocolate (in any form) also works really well with Irish Coffee.