Food Recipes

Irish Coffee with Bailey’s Whipped Cream

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!

Irish Coffee

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

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  • Reply Jules March 17, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    i am most definitely a don't talk to me until i've had my coffee girl too! these sound amazing, and look beautiful! can't wait to try! xo

  • Reply Britt March 18, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    HA! I'm glad I'm not the only one! "J" doesn't understand my need for coffee in the morning, but us coffee addicts know what's up!

  • Reply Nancy March 19, 2015 at 3:27 am

    I'm not a huge coffee drinker per say (I like them milk'ed down quite a bit) but I'm definiteeellllly not a morning person. I just don't like to speak at all in the a.m., LOL.

  • Reply Nancy March 19, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Those boots are perfectttt.

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