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Original Irish Coffee


This is a traditional Irish coffee recipe. A little sweet (but not too much) and served with just a dollop of fresh whipped cream.

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  • 1 cup hot coffee, freshly brewed
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 jigger (1 1/2 ounce or 3 tablespoons) irish whiskey
  • 1 heavy cream, slightly whipped just until it begins to thicken


Servings 1
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 15mins
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Step 1

Fill a footed mug with hot water to preheat it, then empty. Pour piping hot coffee into the warmed glass until it is about 3/4 full. Add brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Mix in irish whiskey. Top with a collar of slightly whipped heavy cream by pouring it gently over the back of spoon. Serve hot.


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