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A classic Irish coffee consists of hot coffee, Irish whiskey and sugar, with cream floated on top. Irish coffee can be considered to be a variation on hot toddy. Coffee in beverage form Coffee is a beverage, served hot or with ice, prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant. ... Irish whiskey is barley malt whiskey made in Ireland. ... Magnified view of refined sugar crystals. ... Cream is a dairy product that is composed of the higher-fat layer skimmed from the top of raw milk before homogenization. ... Hot toddy is a name, used in the English-speaking world (originally Scotland), for a mixed drink that is served hot. ...


The Irish coffee, or so the lore would have it, was invented at Foynes by Mr. Joseph Sheridan, the head Chef there. ( Foynes was the precursor of Shannon Airport in the west of Ireland ). The coffee was conceived as a warmer for trans-Atlantic travellers in the 1940s. Foynes (Faing in Irish) is a small town and major port in County Limerick in the midwest of Ireland, located at the edge of hilly land on the southern bank of the Shannon Estuary. ... Shannon Airport (IATA Airport Code; SNN, ICAO Airport Code; EINN) is Irelands main transatlantic airport. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one_fifth of its surface. ... // Events and trends World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ...


The Sheridan recipe

  • Heat a stemmed whiskey goblet.
  • Pour in one shot of Irish whiskey.
  • Add three sugars, preferably brown.
  • Fill with strong black coffee to within one inch of top. Stir gently.
  • Top off to the brim with heavy cream slightly aerated.


Important: Do not stir after adding cream, as the true flavor is obtained by drinking the coffee and whiskey through the cream.



Note: Untreated cream without additives will give the best resuts.

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Irish coffee can be considered to be a variation on hot toddy.
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The coffee was conceived as a warmer for trans-Atlantic travellers in the 1940s.
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