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Irish Coffee

Learn how to make a traditional Irish Coffee using black coffee, sugar, Irish whiskey and a float of whipped cream.

Irish Coffee

Ingredients

  • Hot black coffee
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 11/2 to 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • Whipped cream (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Fill a 6-ounce glass with very hot water to preheat it, then empty it out and replace it with 4 ounces of hot coffee. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
  2. Add the Irish whiskey, then gently pour the whipped cream over the back of a spoon so it floats on the top.

Notes

Recipe Notes:

For best results, whip a small amount of heavy cream until it lightens and thickens slightly, but is still pourable.