Irish coffee was invented by Limerick chef Joseph Sheridan in 1942 to welcome Americans visiting Ireland. The visitors arrived in the west of Ireland on a cold winters night so Sheridan added whiskey to their coffee to warm them up, telling the Americans they were being served Irish coffee! Try out our Irish coffee recipe and let us know what you think.
Irish Coffee Recipe
- a slug of Irish whiskey
- 1 tsp brown raw cane sugar
- 1 heaped tbsp whipped cream
- hot strong coffee to fill the glass
Use warmed coffee glasses and add the whiskey.
Add the sugar and dissolve in the whiskey.
Add the coffee and stir well.
Float the whipped cream on top and serve.
If you want more coffee drinks recipes please take a look at our coffee drinks recipes page or if you fancy a coffee desert then take a look at our coffee desert recipe page. I am sure you will find some great things to try. Enjoy!