Irish Coffee: A Whisky-Based Coffee For A Toasty Treat
- Ria Baidya
Updated : October 07, 2022 03:10 IST
Is it a cocktail or a caffeinated drink? Read further to find out.
Have you ever imagined having a combination of coffee and cocktail? It might sound bizarre, but such a drink exists and have a name too. Irish coffee is actually a beverage hailing from Ireland. Irish coffee is a fine example of experimentation with drinks. According to popular belief, this infamous drink was created in the early 1940s Ireland, in the middle of chilly winter days, by a man named Joseph Sheridan. As the belief goes, a flight from Shannon Airport was cancelled and Joseph, the local bartender who was present there, decided to comfort the freezing passengers by serving something special. This was the first time when he combined the Irish whisky with rich, black coffee. The rest, as we say, is history. This unusual beverage quickly spread like wildfire and everyone in Ireland was hooked on this coffee cocktail.
Irish coffee is a direct jolt to the soul as it has the best of both worlds -caffeine and booze. This beverage is surely a revamp of the cocktails on a whole new level. It is the perfect combination of sweetened coffee, Irish whiskey, and luscious whipped cream which give it a delicious touch. Irish coffee only needs a handful of ingredients which makes it easy to prepare anytime you want. Having said that, you just need to prepare for a few things beforehand. It is recommended that you preheat your mug by letting warm water sit into it for a couple of minutes. This will not only ensure that your drink stays warm for longer but will also prevent your mug from cracking while pouring the hot concoction. Here’s the recipe for the alluring Irish coffee that you’ve been waiting for.
- ½ cup freshly brewed coffee, hot
- 1 ½ tsp granulated sugar
- 1 heaping teaspoon of brown sugar
- 4 tbsp Irish whiskey
- Fresh whipped cream
1. Take your preheated mug and fill ¾ of the mug with the hot coffee. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar into it and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
2. While adding whisky, make sure you continuously stir the concoction.
3. Lastly, top it with whipped cream. Gently let the cream sit on top. Make sure you don’t break the surface of the coffee. This step will add a second layer to the coffee giving a cloudy look on the top.
Your delicious Irish coffee is ready for slurping.