It’s thought that the Irish Coffee was conceived by Joseph Sheridan, a head chef at Foynes, County Limerick, Ireland. Supposedly he added whiskey to the coffees ordered by a group of Americans to “warm them up”. When they asked, “Is it Brazilian?”, Sheridan told them, “No, it’s Irish coffee.”
By the way, Sheridan would not have used whipped cream so our recipe is true to the original but we won’t quibble if you substitute.
- 1-1/2 oz Irish Whiskey
- Hot coffee
- Brown sugar
- Heavy cream
Add whiskey, sugar and coffee to a heavy glass.
Slowly pour heavy cream over the back of a spoon so that it floats on top.