Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, stirred, and topped with cream. The coffee is drunk through the cream.

Origin: Ireland

Pairing: Desserts or after dinner

Difficulty: Medium

Strength: High (due to the whiskey)


  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 oz. heavy cream, whipped


  1. Pull a shot of espresso using an espresso machine.
  2. Pour the espresso, whiskey, and brown sugar into a heat-resistant mug.
  3. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
  4. Top the Irish coffee with a layer of whipped cream.

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