Irish Coffee recipe

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Irish coffee recipe. In 1943 a flying boat flight to New York turned back due to bad weather and Joe Sheridan, a chef and highly skilled bartender was asked to come back to Foynes to prepare hot food and drinks for the freezing passengers.
He put some good Irish whiskey into their coffees and was asked by the passengers if he had used Brazilian coffee to which he replied ”No it was Irish coffee.” He then continued to put the coffee in a glass and topped it with pouring cream – thus the Irish coffee we know today was invented in Foynes, not Shannon Airport that night.


4.92 gr Brown Sugar
42 ml Irish Whiskey
140 ml Black Coffee
Pouring cream

Rinse a stemmed glass with hot water.
Put the sugar in the glass, followed by whiskey.
Add coffee, leaving room for the cream.
Stir thoroughly and let settle, before pouring the cream on top over the back of a spoon so it just floats.

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