Learning how to make a perfect Irish Coffee is super easy and a recipe technique that you will use not only on Saint Patrick’s Day! My Dad has made millions of these and taught me how to make a perfect Irish Coffee! Perfect for brunch and holidays!Jump to Recipe
A few weeks ago I share How To Make The Perfect Bloody Mary, which was inspired by my wonderful Mom! It is only right to share one of my Dad’s specialties! Dad is the go-to on how to make a perfect Irish Coffee! Seriously, he makes the greatest Irish Coffee’s! He puts the perfect amount of everything into the glass and I just enjoys passing out the warm glasses to the family! Today, I share with you all, my Dad’s fabulous technique to making tasty Irish Coffee!
As we approach Saint Patrick’s Day, as many of you know, one of my favorite days, I have been busy making my annual friends and family treats of both My Blue Ribbon Authentic Irish Soda Bread and my Irish Brown Bread! I have to thank you all for making these two recipes extremely popular and I am so happy so many have enjoyed the breads! Okay, so you need to know just a few little details to make amazing Irish Coffee! Just four ingredients make a yummy Irish coffee: Coffee, whiskey, sweetener, and cream! However, my Dad’s instructions below make these perfect! I know, I know, heavy cream, this is one of those occasional indulgences that are so worth a few calories! I make sure I plan a long walk after I enjoy one of these coffees!
How to make a perfect Irish Coffee:
- Brew your favorite coffee.
- Use tall Irish Coffee glasses or stemmed glasses. ( They are festive and that’s just how we do it)
- Run the glasses under hot water. This warms up the glass and helps prevent cracking. ( My Dad doesn’t do this, see why in#5)
- Put your sugar in the glass first.
- Next, pour Jameson Irish Whiskey into the glass. ( why Jameson, again see why at #6)
- My Dad always keeps a spoon in the glass while pouring in the coffee. The glass won’t crack. (Dad is always right!)
- Stir well to incorporate the whiskey and dissolve the sugar into the coffee.
- Lightly whipped cream is gently poured over the back of spoon into the glass so it sits on top of coffee! First poured, the Irish Coffee will remind you of a Guinness Beer.
I hope you all enjoy my Dad’s amazing Irish Coffees! These would be perfect for the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations! I’d love to hear how you enjoyed the recipe! Let me know here by leaving a comment! It’s always great when you share your recipe’s on Instagram! Use #everydayeileen, I always love to share your photos on Instagram!!
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How to make a perfect Irish Coffee
Irish Coffee is a perfect celebratory coffee! Always a favorite at Holiday parties or cold snowy evenings in front of a fire. Perfect for Saint Patrick's Day celebrations. These are always requested from my family!
- 1 cup hot brewed coffee
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 jigger Jameson Irish whiskey
- heavy cream, slightly whipped
Brew your favorite coffee.
In a chilled medium bowl, gently whip the heavy cream. The heavy cream will have peaks and will stick to a spoon. OPTIONAL: you can add a bit of pure vanilla extract and sugar to the heavy cream before whipping. This is not necessary but some prefer sweeter cream.
To prepare your glass. Fill the glass with warm water to warm the glass. Empty the water.
To your glass, add 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 jigger of Jameson Irish Whiskey.
Place a spoon into the glass, prevents the possibility of the glass cracking. Pour 1 cup of coffee into the glass. Make sure you leave room to add the whip cream.
To add the whipped cream, place a warmed spoon, bottom side up, over the glass. Gently pour the cream over the spoon so it gent;y sits on the top of the coffee. Enjoy your Irish Coffee.
- My Dad does not warm the glasses. He only uses the spoon in the glass while pouring the hot coffee to prevent the glass from cracking.
- I have used other sweeteners. My Dad sticks with white sugar.
- Use your favorite coffee but definitely try to use Jameson Irish Whiskey.
- any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actually dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.