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How to Make Irish Coffee

How to Make Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee is still the undisputed King of coffee based cocktails, no matter what’s trendy right now. It’s warming, healing, absolutely delicious, and you need to know how to make it.

I generally drink 2 cups of coffee a day and kind of don’t function well without it, but there are times when you want to take you coffee from great to frickin’ amazing. Maybe not on a Monday morning, but come Saturday after dinner – I’m always up for upgrading a cup of coffee with whipped cream, alcohol additions, honey, cinnamon and similar.

Irish coffee is right up my alley: flavorful, warming, strong, delicious. It simply consists of hot coffee, (brown) sugar, whiskey and thick cream, and even if it’s ridiculously easy to make, it is like magic in a warm blanket.

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Irish Coffee

How to Make Irish Coffee

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  • Author: Tamara Novacovic
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How to make that incredibly favorful and delicious adult coffee that your grandma used to drink.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/4 cups strong black coffee
  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 2 tsp (brown) sugar
  • 0.40.6 cup (100-150 ml) whipping cream
  • Cinnamon or chocolate shavings for topping


  1. Lightly whip the cream (very soft peaks).
  2. Rinse 2 cups with hot water. Put 1 tsp and 1 tbsp whiskey into each cup and stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. Pour in coffee and stir slowly. Let stand for a few minutes and add lightly whipped cream on top of each cup.
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