Irish Coffee

 The story behind this immensely popular beverage is that Irish bartender Joe Sheridan created the rejuvenating brew during World War II to help weary Yankee travelers arriving by seaplane in the early hours of the morning. Interestingly, the Irish drank whiskey in tea, but the bartender apparently knew the American palate and had the intestinal fortitude to substitute coffee.

The best Irish coffee should be treated no differently than the naked brew. Use high-quality, freshly ground and brewed beans, and always whip your heavy cream without sugar right before serving. This warm drink works wonders on a cold night like tonight. Be forewarned though, they are addictive, so make sure you have a designated driver.

 2 1/2 oz strong, hot coffee
1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
1 tsp brown sugar
1 oz whipping cream
Pour the coffee, Irish whiskey and brown sugar into an Irish coffee glass or mug.
Stir well.
Float the cream on top.

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2 Responses to “Irish Coffee”

  1. #
    thecountrycook — January 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    These would certainly be welcome on a cold winter’s night!!


  2. #
    Susan — January 22, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Yahoo for a Saturday night sledding party and the makin’s for the ‘warm up’ !

    As for the cast iron pan and the upside down cake … the cake rises quite a bit, but line it with the waxed paper and decrease the batter amount and I bet … ! Let me know if you decide to experiment!


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