Two cups of Irish Coffee on a sliver platter

Traditional Irish Coffee

Traditional Irish Coffee will open your eyes with hot brewed coffee, deliciously smooth Irish whiskey, and a touch of creamy sweetness from the whipped cream. This must be your lucky day!
Two mugs of Irish Coffee on a silver platter with whipped cream and green sugar
Eye-opening traditional Irish coffee.
Warm your bones with a hot, creamy, eye-opening mug of Traditional Irish Coffee. Don’t mind if I do. 🙂

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Traditional Irish Coffee is available near the end of this post. 

Title Text image for how to make traditional Irish coffee

The ingredient list;

  • Brewed Coffee
  • Irish Whiskey
  • Whipped Cream
  • Green Sugar (optional)
Shot of whiskey and a mug of Irish coffee on a sliver tray with whipped cream and green sugar
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
This post is being updated from the original publication in 2013. The recipe has remained completely unchanged from the original post, with only the photos being updated. This article now also includes a printable recipe card including nutritional information.
This is what I wrote back in 2013;

This winter has been one of the coldest on record and it’s only January 25th! How will we ever make it through another two to three months of this bone-chilling cold? Irish Coffee to the rescue! It’s magically delicious!

Not only will this warm your bones, but it will also put a little pep in your step too! And who doesn’t need that, my laddies? Shhh, that’s Scottish. Don’t tell 🙂

How to make Irish Coffee;

  • Brew coffee, as strong or as weak as you like.
  • Add Irish whiskey, as much or as little as you like.
  • Top with whipped cream, as much or as little as you like.
  • Sprinkle with green sugar (optional), as much or as little as you like.
Two mugs of coffee on a silver tray with whiskey in a shot glass.
Irish coffee without whipped cream and sugar.
Two mugs of Irish Coffee with a shot of whiskey, whipped cream and green sugar.
Irish coffee with whipped cream and sugar.

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Traditional Irish Shortbread
Corned Beef Boxty on a plaid plate with chips and dip.
Irish Corned Beef Boxty

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Traditional Irish Coffee

If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

5 from 1 vote
Traditional Irish Coffee
Prep Time
5 mins

Eye-opening and delicious!

Course: alcohol, cocktails
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Traditional Irish Coffee
Calories: 303 kcal
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  • 2 cups brewed coffee
  • 2 shots Irish whiskey
  • ½ cup whipped cream
  • green sugar optional
  1. Divide the hot coffee and Irish whiskey into two coffee mugs.

  2. Top with whipped cream and green sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Traditional Irish Coffee
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 276mg8%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Calcium 30mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Traditional Irish Coffee as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

Closeup photo of Irish coffee with a shot of whiskey, whipped cream, and green sugar

More from 2013;

And what goes better with original Irish coffee than the Irish Claddagh? The symbol of love, loyalty, and friendship. Long ago a friend of mine once told me it’s meaning was this, “I hold your heart in my hands, and crown it with my love.”  Priceless!

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  1. I haven't had an Irish Coffee in years! If I had a few of these served to me this Winter I may have never want to get changed from flannel pj's, robe and slippers. Not to mention moving me away from a cozy fireplace would be a feat in itself. So looking forward to the end of this Arctic Vortex!!!

  2. Printed and can not wait to make the Irish Coffee….it is calling me

  3. 5 stars
    I will be in Ireland in April. This recipe really has me in the mood! So simple too – making it this weekend!

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious! St. Paddy’s Day wouldn’t be complete without Irish Coffee. 😉

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