This traditional Irish Coffee recipe 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!
Warm your bones with a hot, creamy, eye-opening mug of Irish Coffee.
Don't mind if I do. 🙂
And please, always drink responsibly!
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The ingredient list:
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- Brewed Coffee
- Irish Whiskey
- Whipped Cream
- Green Sugar (optional)
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- Coffee Maker (French press, pour-over, single-serve style)
- Irish Coffee Mugs
- Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer (optional for the whipped cream)
- Shot Glass
Cheers to Irish coffee!
Winter was long and bleak. Thankfully we're coming out of it now and we're turning the corner into spring.
What better way to usher in springtime than with a delicious St. Patrick's day cocktail.
Not only will this Irish coffee cocktail warm your bones, but it will also put a little pep in your step!
They're magically delicious!
Can Irish coffee be made with decaffeinated coffee?
Yes! Not a problem!
Can this spiked coffee beverage be made with flavored coffee?
I wouldn't tell you no.
Go with whatever flavored coffee you like the best, and enjoy!
Can this coffee with whiskey recipe be made with instant coffee?
If that's what you have, that's what you use.
I actually use instant espresso powder (in a pinch) and it works just great.
Typically, how many ounces are in a shot?
Throughout the majority United States, a standard shot is defined as 1.5 fluid ounces.
However, in Utah, a standard shot is considered 1.0 fluid ounces.
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.
Additional St. Patrick's Day recipes:
- Irish Coffee No-Churn Ice Cream (shown below and in the featured video)
Save this Boozy Irish Coffee Ice Cream for after the kiddos have gone to bed, and then you can savor the flavor of being a grownup!
- Corned Beef and Cabbage for the Slow Cooker from Spend with Pennies
- Colcannon Irish Potatoes from Whole Food Bellies
- Irish Potato Candy from Sugar and Soul
- Traditional Irish Shortbread (shown below)
This rolled Traditional Irish Shortbread is rich and buttery. It’s simply the best-tasting cookie that requires only four simple ingredients.
- Corned Beef Stuffed Boxty (shown below)
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a classically stuffed boxty. An Irish Corned Beef Boxty is a potato pancake that is filled with tender corned beef and lots of melted Swiss cheese.
- Traditional Irish Coffee (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!
Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today's Irish coffee.
If you've made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I'd appreciate it if you'd take a moment to leave it a star rating on the recipe card, along with a comment if you're so inclined. Thank you. 🙂
TRADITIONAL IRISH COFFEE
- 2 cups brewed coffee
- 2 shots Irish whiskey
- ½ cup whipped cream
- green sugar optional
- Divide the hot coffee and Irish whiskey into two coffee mugs.
- Top with whipped cream and green sugar, if desired.
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed today's St. Patricks' day cocktail recipe as much as I've enjoyed bringing it to you!
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