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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Perfect Irish Coffee

Listen up, all you pretend Irish pubs! Since when is an Irish Coffee just whiskey and coffee ? Where the heck did you ever come up with that idea ?

After I suggested that you should eat a stout brownie with some Irish Coffee, I realized some people don't know how good REAL Irish Coffee can be. It is NOT coffee with whiskey and spray whipped cream. It is NOT coffee with Bailey's Irish Cream, and it does not contain Creme de Menthe or anything like it. So, here for your enjoyment, the instructions for the perfect end to an Irish meal.

Perfect Irish Coffee

First, the brown sugar syrup:
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon warm water

Stir until sugar dissolves

Then you will need:
Boiling Water
4 ounces of strong, black coffee
2 ounces good Irish whiskey (I'm a Tullamore Dew gal myself)
Irish Coffee Glass

Fill your Irish coffee glass with boiling water, and let it sit for 2-3 minutes so the glass is nice and hot. Meanwhile, whisk the cream until it just starts to become thick, it should not be stiff like whipped cream. Pour the boiling water out of the glass and add a tablespoon of the brown sugar syrup (more if you like it sweeter). Add whiskey, then coffee, gently stir, and top with your thickened cream.

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