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Irish coffee

Published: February 24, 2022 at 3:49 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

Try experimenting with this decadent, boozy coffee using different spirits like bourbon, cognac, dark rum or amaretto. It's a great way to round off a dinner party, or can also be incorporated in desserts

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Try this recipe for Irish coffee, then check out our Baileys coffee, Irish coffee cake, Irish coffee affogato and more coffee recipes.

Ingredients

  • 50ml Irish whiskey (or use a blended scotch)
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 150-200ml freshly brewed black coffee
  • 50-100ml double cream, chilled
  • nutmeg, a generous grating

Method

  • STEP 1

    Fill a heatproof glass with hot water and rinse out. Pour the whiskey into the glass along with the sugar and mix until the sugar has dissolved. Add the coffee and stir.

  • STEP 2

    Lightly whip the cream until slightly thickened, then very slowly pour the cream over the back of a teaspoon into the glass so that it floats on top of the coffee in a layer. Grate a little nutmeg on top and serve.

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