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Classic Irish Coffee

Classic Irish Coffee

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If you've ever wondered how bartenders make this delicious coffee drink, come along for this ride and try it yourself. You won't believe how EASY it is! Perfect for an after-dinner or sip.MORE+LESS-


ounces (1 cup) strong, hot brewed coffee

1 1/2

ounces Irish cream liqueur (such as Bailey's™)

1 1/2

ounces Irish whiskey

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    Pour hot coffee into a clear coffee cup (preferably slender Irish coffee cup style, but any cup will really do).

  • 2

    Add Irish Cream and Irish whiskey. Top with whipped cream and serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Omit the Irish Cream, add 2 teaspoons sugar, and double the whiskey amount. This produces a coffee-colored (rather than creamy) drink.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe Summary

  • 1 cup So Delicious® Dairy Free French Vanilla Coconutmilk Creamer
  • 2 tablespoons So Delicious® Dairy Free Culinary Coconut Milk
  • ½ cup organic brown cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegan chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup cold brew coffee (or drip coffee or espresso)
  • 1 cup Traditional Irish Cream (above)
  • ½ cup Irish whiskey, or to taste
  • 1 pinch Cocoa powder
  • 1 sprig Mint sprig, for garnish

Heat water in a double boiler to a low simmer. Add Coconutmilk Creamer, Culinary Coconutmilk and organic brown cane sugar to the double boiler bowl. Whisk occasionally until sugar is melted and mixture is very warm but not hot.

Drop in chocolate and whisk until fully incorporated. Remove bowl from double boiler and stir in coffee. Use immediately or refrigerate.

To make Vegan Irish Coffee, combine Vegan Irish Cream and whiskey in a jar and give it a shake. Pour 4 to 5 ounces into an ice filled glass (coffee cubes if you have them!). Dust with cocoa powder.

Irish Coffee

Coffee cocktails are just about as sinful a beverage as we can think of. They are a direct jolt of caffeine and booze straight to the system that is perfect for the start or end of the night. Irish coffee is one the most classic coffee mixed drinks. It is the perfect combination of sweetened coffee, Irish whiskey, and (of course) whipped cream . It's cozy, delicious, and incredibly easy to make.

First, you'll want to warm the mugs. The best way to do this: let hot water sit in the mug, then dump it out. Irish coffee is traditional served in a glass mug, and the quick step of preheating the mug prevents cracking upon pouring. It'll also take the chill off of your mug and ensure that your drink stays warm for longer.

Next, dissolve brown sugar in hot coffee then add the whiskey. You could use granulated sugar, but we the caramel and molasses notes from the brown sugar pair well with the booze.

Finally, make whipped cream! You're looking for the mixture to hold soft peaks while remaining pourable. To pour the whipped cream, pour whipped cream over the back of a spoon to form a pillowy, foamy topping.

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How Bartenders Are Modernizing the Irish Coffee: 6 Recipes

Every bar has coffee, whiskey, and cream—and combining them with a touch of brown sugar results in a mighty fine cocktail. The classic Irish coffee was invented in the 1940s on a cold winter's night in Ireland's Shannon Airport and brought to the U.S. by Stanton Delaplane, a travel writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, whoworked with San Francisco's Buena Vista Cafe to popularize the drink in the 1950s.

Now, 60-ish years later, the quintessential winter warmer is going through another evolution, thanks to innovative bartenders whoare infusing whiskey with ground espresso, whipping a stout reduction into fresh cream, and even heating a sous-vide bath to 75.2 degrees to keep the coffee/sugar mixture at the perfect temperature. Each of these 6 recipes injects a new, precise twist into the ingredients or presentation, but without changing the fundamentals that have made it a classic.As Sam Treadway, bartender at Backbar in Somerville, Massachusetts, puts it, the drink sticks around not only because it's delicious but because it satisfies the "upper and downer effect we all need sometimes."

"Plus," he adds, "it's a way classier choice than a vodka–Red Bull."

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