The Best Irish Coffee Recipe
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Here is a recipe for the Best Irish Coffee from Cookie and Kate.
1 ½ ounces Irish whiskey (that’s 3 tablespoons/I used Jameson)
1 to 2 teaspoons maple syrup, to taste
6 ounces hot freshly brewed coffee (that’s ¾ cup/use your favorite roast)
Whipped cream, for topping
How to Make the Best Irish Coffee
Start by gathering high-quality ingredients, then:
1) Brew your favorite coffee.
I like dark roast best in Irish coffees, personally, but that’s my general preference. Freshly brewed coffee is the way to go!
2) Add Irish whiskey to a mug.
I’m partial to Jameson. It’s the brand we used to make Irish coffees when I was a bartender. Bushmills is a less expensive option.
3) Sweeten with some maple syrup.
Mind you, I like my coffee black in the mornings, but a little sweetener takes the edge off the whiskey. You could use regular sugar or brown sugar instead, but maple syrup tastes better and blends in more easily.
4) Add a splash of coffee.
Gently stir to blend. Then fill the mug with coffee, leaving about 1/2-inch at the top for whipped cream.