irish coffee recipe

My mom did say that I have some Irish in me! I love concocting drinks ( mostly alcoholic, if you’re new here ), and what better way to bring out an Irish gal than with an amazing, simple cup of coffee. In the mornings, I most always drink black. If I’m in a really awkward mood, I’ll throw in some Bailey’s for creamer.

Things You’ll Need

  • Use freshly brewed coffee- I prefer to grind my beans right before I brew a fresh pot of coffee. Using a bold flavor will enhance the Irish experience.
  • Maple syrup to sweeten. Use about 1/4 teaspoon or less just to throw off the rich whiskey flavor if you prefer. You can also use sugar/brown sugar.
  • A good Irish Whiskey (Jameson)
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Mug
  • Whipped cream ( optional )

Something I just learned is that if you heat your mug before you pour your coffee into it, it will stay hotter, longer……duh! I mean this is common sense but who the hell thinks of that when they just want to chug their damn coffee straight away. I certainly do not do this at all even though I know it exists but I’m someone who will just drink and pour, drink and pour ( if you know what I mean, haha )!

I’ll be honest, as a coffee addict I never thought about adding alcohol to my beverage. There’s so many delicious ways to enjoy the drink…..it’s insane.

Irish coffee is a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, stirred, and topped with cream. The coffee is drunk through the cream. 

Whenever I add sugar to my coffee I always put the sugar in first. This allows the sugar to melt and the flavor is just 10X better than when you add it afterwards. I am also learning that brown sugar tastes much better than white. YUM.

I was never a whiskey drinker (EVER) until I started watching The Ranch. Haha. Having suffered from chronic pain and doing everything all naturally, I learned that a shot of whiskey every now and then will honestly help relieve not only the pain but the stress that goes along with it. And no, I am not an alcoholic. But who’s judging!

How To Make Irish Coffee

  • Preheat your mug by pouring hot water into it. This allows the brown sugar to melt as soon as you place the sugar in afterwards. Once you pour the hot water in your glass, immediately dump it out
  • Add your brown sugar to the bottom of the glass
  • Pour in your hot freshly brewed strong coffee to about 3/4 of the way
  • Add some whiskey ( I do a splash or two ) yes, I’m weak
  • You can also use Bailey’s as an added alcohol
  • Shake the whipped cream and slowly dollop on top of the coffee so it doesn’t seep into the bottom of the glass. You can use a hot spoon to keep it from slipping.

Drink and ENJOY!!

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Perhaps you may want to try my maple bourbon coffee too! It’s sinful. Now, whether you head out to your favorite coffee shop or make these at home, let me know in the comments how you liked it!! I’m down for sharing more coffee recipes and learning more about the industry. I am truly no coffee aficionado but I pretend to be!

I’m super excited to announce our group on FB, Coffee and Mimosa’s. It’s all things fun, business, life, mamahood and of course, cocktails and coffee drinking! I love it. Come join! We’d love to stir up something stylish and classy.

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