Authentic Irish Coffee

The Delicious Spoon

This Authentic Irish Coffee recipe is made with just 4 ingredients – Irish whisky, espresso, brown sugar, and heavy whipping cream. A recipe straight from Galway!

- The Delicious Spoon

Irish Whiskey

Key Ingredient


– espresso – hot water – Jamieson Irish Whisky – brown sugar or sweetened to taste – heaving cream or whipping cream

1. Pour hot water into a glass and add a metal teaspoon. This heats the glass and spoon. Let sit for a minute and then remove the spoon and toss the water out.


2. Add equal parts espresso and hot water to the glass.

Add Equal Parts

3. Pour the whisky over the back of the hot spoon into the glass. This heats the whisky so the drink stays hot.

Pour the Whiskey

4. Add the brown sugar and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Let the coffee mixture settle until it stops swirling.

Add the Sugar

5. Meanwhile use a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Or my preferred method is to add cold whipping cream to a bowl and then sit that bowl inside a larger soup bowl and add ice to surround it. This chills the cream inside the bowl further. Use a hand mixer or whisk to beat the cream until it is frothy and thickened only enough to coat the back of a spoon without it slipping off. You don't want it to be fully whipped into whipped cream with peaks. That is too much. Just a light thick froth.

In the Shaker

6. Pour the frothed cream over the back of a spoon onto the top of the coffee to float a thick layer. Serve hot plain or with a sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa.



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