I don’t know about you, but I’m a “don’t-talk-to-me-until-I-have-a-coffee-in-me” kind of girl (this mug totally applies to me, and is on my wishlist). I cannot be held responsible for my actions should you encounter me straight out of bed without a coffee in my hand. There is such a moment of clarity and happiness when that first sip hits my lips. It’s like “aahhh, now I can start my day.”
Up until a few years ago enjoying a shot of Bailey’s in my coffee was as “Irish” as I got. That is until I had my first, real Irish coffee at The Buena Vista in San Francisco. What a place! The Buena Vista’s technique for pouring the perfect cup of coffee took years to perfect, but in 1952 they found the ideal coffee/whiskey/cream ratio and have been using that recipe ever since.
While I may not drink an Irish coffee everyday, I can’t think of a better occasion than St. Patrick’s Day to indulge in a glass! So cheers to another St. Patrick’s Day… may the luck of the Irish be with you!
There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a mug of freshly brewed Irish coffee. The strong & flavourful coffee is taken up notch with a shot of whiskey, while the Bailey’s infused whipped cream provides a sweet richness to every sip.
Yield: 3 glasses of Irish coffee
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
3 tbsp brown sugar
3 oz Irish Whiskey
3-4 cups hot black coffee
Optional garnish: cinnamon and chocolate shavings
1. In a stand mixer, whip together the heavy cream and Bailey’s until light and fluffy.
2. Divide the brown sugar between three glass. Pour 1 oz of whiskey into each glass and stir until sugar has dissolved.
3. Pour in hot coffee and stir. Top with Bailey’s whipped cream, a dash of cinnamon, and some chocolate shavings (if using).
“Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar & fat” ~ Alex Levine