Authentic Irish Coffee Tips for St. Patty's Day or Not!
By L. Jenkinson
March 8, 2017 11:10am CST
I thought I'd give you all this quick tip to make authentic Irish Coffee. (The top picture is from Pixabay free photos and shows the coffee a little more fluffy than it should be). Start with a tempured glass mug so it won't break when the hot coffee is poured into it and plus- it looks good! You don't want to go to all the fuss and you can't see that lovely layered cream on top! Whip your real heavy whipping cream until frothy but not quite set hard as for desserts. Keep it slightly runny. Place in a small pitcher with a spout or a measuring cup. Set aside or put in the fridge for a few moments. Make your coffee as usual and pour it into the mug- add sugar if you like sugar in your coffee. Then, add an ounce of Irish Whiskey (or more ;) ) and/or Irish Mist liqueur. A touch of both is even better! Now, here's the hard part. Hold the back of a spoon up to the rim of the mug at a 45 degree angle so the tip of the spoon is touching the hot coffee. That's how the Irish do it- and then very slowly pour the whip cream into the glass mug by letting it run down the back of the spoon. The whip cream should not mix with the coffee so you have a lovely white inch of cream sitting on top of the coffee. Now you can sip the hot liquid (Be careful!) through the cool cream! Sometimes it's nice to make two so you can have one in each hand! LOL! Top of the evenin' to you!
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16 Mar 17
I learned how to make it in Ireland. Now, we have the the proper glass mugs and whiskey when we make it. All we have to buy is the cream. I even had them at breakfast in Ireland. I knew it was 5 O'clock somewhere in the world. lol