Food + Drink
The Irish Coffee was invented in 1943 by chef Joe Sheridan at the Foynes airport in County Limerick, Ireland. After a flight was grounded due to bad weather, Sheridan whipped up something warm for the exhausted passengers, and poured some Irish whiskey in their coffee.
– 1 to 2 teaspoons granulated sugar – 4 ounces hot coffee – 1½ ounces Irish whiskey – 1 ounce heavy cream, lightly whipped
1. Add the Irish whiskey. 2. Pour in coffee. 3. Stir in the sugar until it's dissolved. 4. Slowly pour the whipped cream over the back of a spoon to create a float on top.
– Use decaf if you want the fun without the caffeine buzz. – Serve it on ice or use cold brew. – Sprinkle cinnamon or cocoa powder on top. – Make it alcohol-free by omitting the whiskey.