Just like whiskey an Irish Coffee is a drink that needs attention to be made to perfection. Irish Coffey was invented in 1947 by Joe Sheriddan in Shannon Airport when transatlantic flights recommenced after WW1. Joe wanted to serve the travellers an Irish drink, so the obvious choice was tea and whiskey! When he realised that American’s drank a lot of coffee so he carried out an experiment….and aren’t we glad he did.
10 Crucial (but easy) Steps To Make Irish Coffee
1. Heat your glass with some boiling water. Make sure you have a metal spoon in the glass when adding the boiling water to prevent the glass from cracking. Heating the glass keeps your Irish Coffee warm for longer so you can savour the moment…mmm
2. Pour in a measure of Irish whiskey
3. Add some coffee (if you are making an Irish Coffee at home you may need to add the coffee granules and some boiling water too)
4. Add in a spoonful of sugar. Make sure the sugar is mixed into the coffee well. Check the bottom of the glass to make sure there on no granules left at the bottom
…and now add the cream
5. Whisk some cream in a bowl. Don’t whisk the cream too stiffly or you won’t be able to pour it.
6. Turn a spoon upside down and place the tip of the spoon inside the coffee glass just on top of the coffee making sure that the edge of the spoon is touching the glass
7. Now slowly pour the whipped cream over the spoon. It should flow over the top of the spoon and land softly on top of the coffee. When you pour the cream gently it ensures that it doesn’t sink into the coffee
8. Sprinkle some chocolate on top of the cream
9. Find a cosy seat beside a warm fire on a winters day
10. Now sit back and relax as the cool cream mixes with the warm Irish whiskey & coffee and enjoy the moment