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Irish Coffee Cocktail Recipe

Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: irish coffee
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 181kcal
Author: EspressoCoffeeGuide
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.
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  • 1 oz Whiskey irish
  • 2 oz Coffee fresh brewed
  • 1 oz Cream fresh
  • 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar


  • Warm up tall glass (preferably a toddy glass) using warm water
  • Add coffee
  • 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.


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 12mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Calcium: 18mg