Learn how to make a traditional Irish Coffee using black coffee, sugar, Irish whiskey and a float of whipped cream.
- Author: Lynne Webb
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving
- Category: Drinks
- Hot black coffee
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1–1/2 to 2 ounces Irish whiskey
- Whipped cream (see notes)
- 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.
- Add the Irish whiskey, then gently pour the whipped cream over the back of a spoon so it floats on the top.
For best results, whip a small amount of heavy cream until it lightens and thickens slightly, but is still pourable.