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Irish Coffee

The Irish Coffee is probably the best-known cocktail made with Irish whiskey. We will show you how to prepare the Irish Coffee cocktail. Discover our simple recipe and prepare the drink in under 3 minutes!

Irish Coffee Recipe

  • 5 cl Irish whiskey
  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 2 bar spoons brown sugar
  • Lightly whipped cream

Step by Step Guide

  1. Put the whiskey, sugar and coffee in a glass and stir these ingredients together well.

  2. Add the cream as a topping to the whiskey cocktail and serve.

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Recipe by Chris


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The preparation of Irish coffee is really very simple. First brew a cup of coffee and pour it into a large heat-resistant glass together with Irish whiskey and sugar. Stir the ingredients gently with a bar spoon so that the sugar can dissolve. Now start to lightly whip the cream. When it becomes slightly stiff, you can pour it on top of the coffee-whiskey mixture. Now you can dust the Irish drink with cocoa powder and serve it or enjoy it yourself.

This is what Irish coffee tastes like


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The drink tastes tart and full-bodied of fresh coffee and sweet notes. In addition, there is a tart, woody aroma of whisky that harmonises extremely well with the taste of the coffee. Thanks to the addition of a spoonful of sugar, the cocktail is not too harsh and is even pleasantly underlined by a sweet note. Is the drink still too tart for you? No problem! Then simply add a little more sugar and a little less whiskey to the glass. You will notice that the drink tastes much milder and sweeter.

Simply make it yourself

So don’t wait too long. Check out our recipe and prepare the drink at home. The drink is really very easy and quick to prepare. And with only 4 ingredients, you can make your favourite cocktail incredibly quickly. Discover it now and try it out immediately!

How Irish Coffee evolved

Irish coffee is probably not the first coffee drink to be made with alcohol. Nevertheless, it is probably the best known. Combining coffee with Irish whiskey, sugar and lightly whipped cream, The drink is a creamy classic that can wake you up on cold mornings or keep you going after a long night. This drink is particularly popular in winter. But there are also tales of Irish Coffee being drunk in Ireland even on hot summer days or even on summer holidays.

There are many different stories about the origins of Irish coffee and it is not entirely clear which one to believe. The most credible version attributes the cocktail to Joe Sheridan, the chef of the restaurant at Foynes Flying Boat Terminal in the early 1940s. He wanted to add that special something to the pub’s coffee, so he mixed whisky into it. The guests were very fond of the drink. One guest asked Sheridan if this was a coffee from Brazil, to which Sheridan only replied “No, it’s Irish Coffee”.

Over the years, the recipe began to become more and more popular. In addition to various recipe modifications, the drink became known above all through its inclusion on the menus of various cocktail bars, restaurants and hotel bars. Today, the drink is no longer found quite so often on the menus. If you ask the bartender nicely, he or she will probably prepare an Irish Coffee for you anyway.

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