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Irish Coffee

One Satisfying Beverage

Irish Coffee
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Contrary to popular belief, the Irish coffee was invented in Ireland in the 1930s and not in the USA as is popularly believed. Who could improve on a recipe like this?

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  • 25ml/1fl oz Irish whiskey
  • 1 tsp brown raw cane sugar
  • 1 heaped tbsp whipped pouring cream
  • 1 hot double espresso with a small measure of hot water to fill the glass
  • Cooking Directions

    Use warmed coffee glasses and add the whiskey.

    Add the sugar and dissolve in the whiskey.

    Add the coffee and stir well.

    Whip the cream lightly but still be able to pour.

    The lightly whipped cream is carefully poured over the back of a spoon initially held just above the surface of the coffee and gradually raised a little as you pour, the cream should float on top.

    Serve and enjoy this all Irish classic.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: irish whiskey, brown raw cane sugar, espresso

    Course: Snack, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert

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