Irish Coffee

A warming blend of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, a touch of sugar, and topped with a creamy layer of whipped cream. This traditional beverage is a perfect balance of sweetness, alcohol, and coffee, making it an ideal drink for cold evenings or as a special after-dinner treat.

Glass Type: Irish Coffee Mug


  • 1 cup of hot, freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 to 2 ounces of Irish whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar (adjust to taste)
  • Freshly whipped cream for topping


  • Brew a cup of your favorite coffee.
  • Stir in the brown sugar until fully dissolved.
  • Add the Irish whiskey to the coffee and mix well.
  • Carefully float the whipped cream on top by pouring it over the back of a spoon so it rests on the surface rather than mixing in.
  • Serve immediately, enjoying the warmth of the coffee with the kick of whiskey, softened by the creamy whipped cream.

Did You Know?

  • Irish Coffee was created in the 1940s by a chef at Foynes Port, which served as an airbase for transatlantic flights, as a way to warm passengers on cold, winter flights.
  • The key to a perfect Irish Coffee is to ensure that the coffee is hot enough to melt the sugar but not so hot as to curdle the cream when added.
  • While variations exist, the classic recipe remains popular worldwide, celebrated for its simplicity and comforting qualities.