- 45 ml (1 1/2 oz.) Irish whiskey
- 120 ml (4 oz.) hot expresso
- 2 tsp. granulated sugar
- 45 ml (1 1/2 oz.) whipped cream
Pour hot espresso into a toddy glass and add sugar.
Pour in Irish whiskey.
Stir using a mixing spoon.
Top with whipped cream.
Instead of topping it with whipped cream, pour a layer fresh cream over the back of a spoon onto the spiked coffee. Do not stir.
Did you know...
During Word War II, after a tiring 18-hour flight in bad weather, some American travellers arrived in Ireland by seaplane. The perceptive restaurant manager on duty concluded that these foreign guests might appreciate something a little stronger than coffee or tea. At his suggestion, the head chef put together a concoction now known as Irish Coffee.