2000s Recipes + Menus

Irish Coffee

Makes1 drink
Created at an Irish airport by chef Joe Sheridan for passengers who made an emergency landing there, this recipe was then passed along to the bartender at San Francisco's old Buena Vista Hotel.
March 2002
  • 1/4 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz (3 tablespoons) Irish whiskey
  • 3/4 cup hot strong coffee
  • Whip heavy cream with sugar until it just holds stiff peaks.
  • Pour Irish whiskey into a mug or Irish coffee glass and add enough of the coffee to fill it three-fourths full. Spoon whipped cream on top.
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