Irish Coffee Recipe

by Sarah on March 26, 2011

You know, I have never made Irish coffee before now. I’ve ordered it, mind you, plenty of times, and Zelda’s pizza in Sacramento makes a fine one. But after a big filling St. Paddy’s day meal, I was thinking I didn’t want to make dessert–we’d just have coffee. Irish coffee.

It’s only 4 ingredients to boozy coffee nirvana:  Coffee, brown sugar, Irish whiskey and cream.  That’s it.  And so worth it!  I don’t know where you live or what the weather has been like–but it’s cold and wet here and a nice hot cocktail is just the ticket.  Light a fire, put on a movie and enjoy!

Irish Coffee


  • (for one, adjust as necessary for more)
  • 1 cup coffee, prepared
  • 1 spoonful brown sugar
  • 2 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks (unsweetened)


  • In a footed cup (traditional in the U.S.) or a stemmed glass (traditional in Ireland), or in just a plain old cup, add the brown sugar and pour hot coffee on top. Add whiskey. Spoon the softly whipped cream on top, so that it melts and forms a seal around the top of the cup.

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