Traditional Irish Coffee Perfect for St. Patrick's Day
March 13, 2015
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Just in time for St Patrick's Day, Abby Capalbo teamed up with Erin McGinn for a recipe that will leave you bright eyed and bushy tailed in a true Irish way. Meet the classic Irish Coffee handed down from an Emerald Isle bartender during an Ireland getaway. Whiskey, coffee, homemade whip cream and spices are all coming together for one very delicious beverage. We'll sláinte to that.
From Abby Capalbo... My husband and I were lucky enough to make it over to Ireland this past year, and we were completely blown away by just about everything. It's a gorgeous country. But what really stuck with us was just how amazing the people were. We felt like we make hundreds of new friends, and they were all eager to let us in on all the little secrets that make their Emerald Isle so special. 
So we were thrilled when one of our favorite bartenders gave us his tried and true Irish Coffee recipe while we were bellied up to the bar. Thankfully, we took notes. This recipe has really come in handy for us over this cold, New England winter.
Traditional Irish Coffee
Prep Time
25 Minutes
Cook Time
5 Minutes
Total Time
30 Minutes
For Irish Coffee: 1 Cup of Freshly Brewed Coffee
1 Tablespoon of Brown Sugar 1 Jigger of Irish Whiskey
Homemade Whipped Cream (this is a must) Fresh Nutmeg
For Whipped Cream:
1 Cup Heavy Cream 2 Tablespoon Confectioner's Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
For Whip Cream:
Chill metal bowl and whisk in the freezer, 10-15 minutes.
Pour in cream and add sugar and vanilla.
Whisk until the cream forms pretty peaks.
For Irish Coffee:
Preheat glass with hot water, and then add the brown sugar.
Pour in the hot coffee and then stir in the whiskey.
Carefully pour the cream on top so it floats nicely. Do not stir.
Sprinkle nutmeg.