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Irish coffee is a great cocktail to start any St. Patrick’s Day it combines Irish Whiskey, Coffee, simple Syrup.

Topped with Whipped Cream to create a bitter, sweet, and creamy beverage. It is not the first cocktail to combine alcohol and coffee, but it is among the most popular. Another favorite coffee cocktail is a Espresso Martini.

A cup of Irish Coffee garnished with nutmeg

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What you will need to make Irish Coffee

The ingredients to make Irish Coffee

Here is everything you will need to make the perfect Irish Coffee:

  • Irish Whiskey – Jameson is the go-to Irish Whiskey for this beverage, but another good option is Proper No. Twelve. Irish Whiskey is not only going to bring alcohol to this beverage but it will add notes of vanilla, caramel, and oak.
  • Coffee—Coffee is the main flavor profile of the drink, and it will be the base for everything else. To have the best Irish Coffee, I recommend using the freshest brewed coffee possible. Additionally, brewing coffee using a French press or pour-over method will yield the best results. Espresso is not recommended because it is too strong for this drink.
  • Simple Syrup – is a syrup made of water and sugar. It is excellent for sweetening drinks. Add or subtract simple syrup to dial in the cocktail’s sweetness. It will provide most of the sweetness in this drink.
  • Heavy Cream – Heavy cream for a delicious creamy whipped topping.
  • Granulated Sugar – Add some sugar to the cream before whipping for sweetness.
  • Nutmeg – Grate nutmeg over the whipped cream topping for garnish.

How to Make Irish Coffee

Instructions

  • Whip cream in a chilled bowl until lightly whipped.
  • Brew coffee by your favorite method. Pour coffee into a serving cup.
  • Add whiskey and simple syrup to coffee and stir.
  • Gently spoon the whipped cream onto the coffee mixture.
  • Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.

Making the Perfect Topping for Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee Variations

Toppings – You can use a prepackaged whipped topping instead of heavy cream.

Coffee – You can use either hot coffee that is caffeinated or decaffeinated, light or dark roast use for this recipe.

Alcohol – Bailey’s Irish Cream can be used instead of whiskey.

Garnish – Grated cinnamon, grated nutmeg, or chocolate shavings.

Sugar – Granulated sugar can be substituted for brown sugar.

A cup of Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee is the perfect combination of Irish Whiskey, Coffee, Simple Syrup, and Whipped Cream that creates a bitter, sweet, and creamy beverage.
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: Irish coffee, Irish coffee Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 336kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces heavy cream (whipping)
  • ¾ ounces Simple Syrup
  • 4 ounces Hot Coffee (fresh brewed)
  • 1 ounce Irish Whiskey
  • ¼ teaspoon Sugar

Garnish

  • 1 whole nutmeg

Instructions

  • Whip cream in a chilled bowl until lightly whipped.
  • Brew coffee by your favorite method. Pour coffee into a serving cup.
  • Add whiskey, simple syrup to coffee and stir.
  • Gently spoon the whipped cream onto the coffee mixture.
  • Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 836IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
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A cup of Irish Coffee
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Lyle Beasley

Sunday 19th of May 2024

Irish coffee is a great and popular cocktail today. This is the most popular coffee cocktail drink. I really like it. geometry dash

Janet Hall

Thursday 9th of May 2024

The ice cream looks so creamy. When you fly in Badland, it will be very easy to pass at level 1. As for the other levels, I'm not sure :))

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