On a cold night in 1942 in Foynes, West Ireland, passenger’s from a canceled flight filled a new restaurant. Joe Sheridan warmed the passengers up with a drink of his own creation: hot, dark coffee, Irish whiskey, brown sugar, and whipped cream, according to the Ireland Whiskey Trail. The Irish Coffee was born.
Celebrate National Irish Coffee Day on Friday, Jan. 25, with a recipe from Tim Herlihy, Tullamore D.E.W.’s National Ambassador.
Irish Coffee - created by Tim Herlihy, National Ambassador for Tullamore D.E.W.
- 2 parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original
- Top with Freshly Brewed Hot Coffee
- 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
- Heavy Cream, Slightly Whipped
Preheat a clear-stemmed glass with very hot water. Add the sugar and brewed coffee and stir well. Once the sugar has melted, stir in the whiskey. Gently whip the heavy cream by shaking it in a protein shaker with a blender ball – you want a still somewhat loose, not stiff consistency. Pour the cream over the back of a hot teaspoon to top the drink (and prevent the cream from penetrating the top of the drink). Finally, garnish with grated nutmeg or cinnamon for a spicy finish.