Coffee with a Kick! ~ Irish Coffee

Coffee with a Kick! ~ Irish Coffee

A classic mixed coffee drink for only us adults, Irish Coffee. What I love about Irish Coffee is that it can keep me awake, warm, and feeling great! I also love that  Irish coffee won't get my drunk or even buzzed, it just puts me in the perfect mood. 

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History of Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee was created in 1943, Limerick Ireland,  by a chef named Joe Sheridan. Apparently, during a cold winter night at the Foynes Port, Chef Sheridan felt bad for the passengers who were tired, cold, and just had their flight delayed. It is said that to keep the passengers from rioting, he created this famous Irish Coffee drink. With just a bit of Irish whiskey added to coffee, Chef Joe left many people happy and wanting more. 

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By 1952, Irish Coffee was beginning to gain popularity, as many bartenders tried to recreate it.

 How to Create Irish Coffee

Chef Joe Sheridan's recipe for Irish Coffee calls for 

  • 1 ounce of Rich Whipped Cream
  • 4 oz. of Strong Coffee
  • 2 teaspoons of Sweet Sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz. of Smooth Irish Whiskey

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Here are the steps in creating a delicious cup of Irish Coffee

  1. Have a hot cup ready
  2. Pour hot coffee to fill 3/4 of the cup
  3. Stir in your sugar until it is dissolved 
  4. Add your Irish whiskey DO NOT STIR
  5. Top it off with some whipped cream!

Drink it while it's hot to enjoy it best. 

 

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For more information about the history of  Irish Coffee check out this reference that we used to help us write this:  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_coffee#Origin

 


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