Learning how to make an Irish coffee is a skill that will serve you time and time again. Soon you’ll want to make an Irish coffee a regular addition to your cocktail repertoire.
To make an Irish coffee you will need:
- A six oz. cup or glass
- A handheld mixer
- A spoon
- A small bowl
- About 3/4 cup hot coffee
- 1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- Before you make an Irish coffee, prepare your ingredients. First, make a pot of coffee according to your preferred method. The coffee traditionally used to make an Irish coffee is strong, but you can make any kind of coffee you enjoy. You’ll also need to whip the cream. Use a handheld mixer to beat 1/2 cup of heavy cream in a small bowl until it’s thick and frothy, stopping before it becomes stiff.
- To make an Irish coffee, prepare your glass. Fill a six oz. glass or coffee cup with very hot water to pre-heat it. Pour the water out, and drop two sugar cubes into the hot glass. Pour hot coffee over the cubes until the glass is roughly three-quarters full, and stir the coffee with a spoon until the sugar cubes have dissolved completely. Pour in 1 1/2 oz. of Irish whiskey.
- To finish making an Irish coffee, hold a spoon over the top of your glass. Carefully pour the whipped cream over the spoon until you’ve topped the coffee with about a 1/4 inch “collar.” The whipped cream should sit gently on top of the coffee. Serve it immediately to enjoy it hot.