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March 2007
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Irish Coffee Recipes

Page 2: Irish Coffee...And Irish Hot Chocolate, Too


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More Irish Coffee Recipes

The original Irish Coffee recipe is on Page 1 of this article. Over the years, there have been many variations to the original recipe: using espresso instead of coffee, substituting Irish Cream Liqueur for Irish Whiskey, adding a liqueur to the Irish Whiskey—from coffee and chocolate liqueur to hazelnut and coconut—and adding garnishes ranging from cocoa powder and Hershey’s kisses to decorative sugar crystals, espresso beans and chopped nuts.

Here are some basics to play with:

Use Brown Sugar Instead Of White Sugar In The Basic Irish Coffee Recipe

  • 1-1/2 to 2 ounces Irish Whiskey, depending on desired strength
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 6 ounces freshly brewed black coffee
  • Heavy cream
  • Combine ingredients in a goblet or mug and stir to dissolve sugar. Float cold cream gently on top. Do not mix.

Whipped Cream

  • Instead of heavy cream, add whipped cream, sweetened or unsweetened.

Creme de Menthe

  • Add some “green” with 2 teaspoons creme de menthe; mix before adding the cream cap.
  • Or, to better show your Irish colors, drizzle the creme de menthe over a whipped cream top.

Irish Hot Chocolate Recipe

Don’t drink coffee? You still can participate with this recipe:

  • 1-1/2 to 2 ounces Irish Whiskey
  • 6 ounces good quality hot chocolate
  • Combine ingredients in a goblet or mug. Add whipped cream. Sprinkle with chocolate flakes.

Bartender’s Tip: With all recipes, preheat the goblet or mug by rinsing it with hot water.


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Irish Coffee Glasses

Venezia Irish Coffee Mugs Mikasa Irish Coffee Mug  
Venezia Glass Mugs. Sturdy
basic mugs are the classic Irish
Coffee Shape. Click here for more information.
Mikasa Lead Crystal. Go fancy with this European lead crystal mug that’s dishwasher safe. Click here for more information.