Make Irish Coffee at Home

by Melanie

Irish coffee can add a nice finishing touch to any special dinner. Irish coffee could be considered a flavored coffee but it is actually a standard coffee with added flavor; the flavor is added after brewing. This recipe for Irish coffee shows how easy it is to make. Irish coffee is a quick and easy after dinner coffee that can also make an ordinary meal elegant. Irish coffee is normally served after dinner with dessert. Often times it is served in place of dessert. We suggest that if you will be serving dessert along with Irish coffee keep the dessert simple and light. Irish coffee is also known as Irish coffee with whiskey.

Recipe for Irish Coffee

  • 5-6 jiggers Irish whiskey
  • whipped cream
  • 5-10 teaspoons sugar
  • fresh brewed pot of coffee

Brew normal strength or slightly strong coffee. As coffee is brewing gently heat 5-6 jiggers of whiskey until warm, do not boil. Place one jigger warmed whiskey into a 7 or 9 ounce coffee cup. Add 1 teaspoon sugar. Add freshly brewed coffee to within 1/2-3/4 inch from top. Stir until sugar is fully dissolved. Top with whipped cream. Serve immediately. This recipes makes 6-8 servings. Sugar can be adjusted to suit taste.

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