Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thirsty Thursday: Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee, a staple here in America, is the perfect after-dinner weekend drink. Not only will it sustain the buzz from your dinner drinks, but the caffeine helps to energize you for the night ahead.

In 1940's Ireland, the coffee was conceived by Irish Chef Joseph Sheridan after a group of American passengers disembarked from a Pan Am Flying Boat on a miserable winter evening in the 1940s. Sheridan added Whiskey to Warm the passengers. When the passengers asked if they were being served Brazilian Coffee, Sheridan remarked that they were drinking Irish Coffee and a cocktail was born.

The Irish Coffee is unique in the sense that there is no need for milk, sugar or whipped topping, as the cream liqueur does the job of all three.

1 and a half Ounces Irish Whiskey (Jameson is a favorite)
1/2 Ounce of Irish Cream (Bailey's, of course)
Coffee to fill (Use your own taste here. I prefer hazelnut)

Pour Whiskey into a coffee mug. Add coffee, top with Irish Cream and stir.For fancier occasions, a stout wine glass will do. Enjoy!


Aimee said...

This is the one drink with Whiskey that I like... that is if it is made the way I like it :)

He & Me + 3 said...

My aunt used to make this for us but she would burn out the alcohol. Or so she said.

Brittany said...

yum! This sounds yummy!

Maritza said...

For the love of cheese, I really have to skip over these Thursday posts. You're killing this pregnant lady that would die for a beer. You're killing me!

asj said...

I WANT ONE RIGHT NOW. these are my favs (as are baileys & hot chocolate)