This Irish Coffee is a long-time champ when it comes to alcoholic coffee recipes. Coffee, cream and sugar pair naturally, but adding the whiskey is a touch of magic. Discover the history behind this infamous drink and how to customize it to your tastes.
Warm up tall glass (preferably a toddy glass) using warm water
Add brown sugar (required for buoyancy)
Add the whiskey and blend
Top with cream, using a spoon to maintain separation while pouring
Use a "toddy" glass for an Irish Coffee.
Don't forget to use the sugar even if you don't usually add sugar to your coffee. In this case it is necessary as it provides the buoyancy for the cream to float atop the Irish coffee, this is the signature of the Irish coffee.
Either white sugar or brown sugar may be used depending upon your personal preference.