Thursday, March 17, 2011
A few years ago a friend encouraged me to try the Irish Coffee she was drinking at what just happened to be a restaurant called the Irish Times with an owner who just happened to be Irish. I was instantly hooked and had to know what made this one so much better than all those nasty concoctions I had tasted in the past. It took a lot of research and careful attention to detail and at least 20 or so more Irish Coffee's to get it right, but I finally figured out the secret. Ok, it's really easy and now it has become a St. Patrick's Day tradition to make my own Irish Coffee each year. What is your St. Patrick's Day beverage of choice?
inspired by The Irish Times
(measurements are approximate, adjust to your taste)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1-2 ounces Fine Irish Whiskey (I like Bushmills for coffee drinks)
4 ounces fresh strong hot coffee
2 ounces of heavy whipping cream
Place brown sugar in the bottom of a 10-12 ounce glass coffee mug. Add whiskey and stir to melt brown sugar. Add hot coffee and stir until brown sugar is completely dissolved. Pour heavy cream gently over the back of a spoon so cream stays at the top of the mug. You can make it a little easier on yourself by whipping the cream ever so slightly before pour, though it isn't necessary if you are careful. Do not mix cream into coffee before drinking, but instead sip the coffee through the cream layer.
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