Irish Coffee

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Irish whiskey
Demerara / dark Muscovado sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)
Filter coffee (hot)
Double cream / heavy cream


Flavour Profile



There are approximately 163 calories in one serving of Irish Coffee.

Styles & Flavours


Irish Coffee image

Serve in a

Toddy glass

Photographed in a

Libbey Irish Coffee 6oz


Dust with freshly grated nutmeg and/or float 3 coffee beans

How to make:

1. Select a heat-proof glass and pre-warm by filling with very hot water and leave to stand.
2. Separately prepare cream by lightly warming and whipping or shaking (we recommend using a Aeroccino by Nespresso to whip your cream).
3. Empty the now warmed glass.
4. POUR whiskey, sugar syrup and hot coffee into warmed glass and briefly stir.
5. FLOAT heated and aerated cream over the back of a warmed spoon.

1 fl oz Irish whiskey
1/3 fl oz Demerara / dark Muscovado sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)
2 fl oz Filter coffee (hot)
1 fl oz Double cream / heavy cream

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Gaelic Coffee & Caife Gaelach


Like most great ideas, this one is very simple. Coffee with a whiskey kick.


Read about the story behind this warming cocktail and variations on this recipe on our encyclopedic Irish Coffee page.

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