Irish Coffee


o Sturdy wine glass or glass with stem
o 1 teaspoon sugar
o 1 or 2 tablespoons Irish whiskey
o black coffee
o cream, lightly whipped


o Place spoon in glass. Heat glass by pouring in warm water. When
glass is warm, pour out the water. Leave spoon in glass.
o Put sugar, whiskey and coffee in glass. Stir to dissolve sugar.
Still leave spoon in glass.
o Now for the tricky bit: Put dollop of cream on top, allow the
cream to slide down the back of spoon (the spoon which was in the
coffee), the tip of the spoon should remain in the coffee.
Be careful not to stir after the cream has been added. The cream
should form a foamy layer about 1 cm (or half an inch) thick on top
of the black coffee.

You can find numerous recipes on the web for variations on this

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  1. Can’t go wrong with irish coffee!

    Gotta love that irish coffee. It’s one of my favorite coffee recipes with alcohol in it. Another one i really like is the Cafe Amaretto:

    1 cup of strong, hot coffee (Espresso works well)
    1 oz. Amaretto
    1 oz. Kahlua
    whipped cream

    Stir the Amaretto and Kahlua into the coffee. Quickly top with whipped cream. This prevents the alcohol from evaporation! 

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