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Coffee with a Kick: How to Make Authentic Irish Coffee at Home

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Coffee with a Kick: How to Make Authentic Irish Coffee at Home

Who knew coffee could get even better?

Whether you’re looking for a new mixed drink to try or you are a long-time fan of Irish Coffee, we’ve got the perfect recipe for a guaranteed good time!

If you’re not familiar with Irish Coffee, it’s not quite the same as an average cup o’ Joe. Irish Coffee is a creamy mixed drink made with Irish whiskey and hot coffee. This unique pairing of caffeine and alcohol is known for providing an energizing pick-me-up great for any occasion! 

Not everyone is going to make Irish Coffee the same, but if you’re looking to enjoy a delicious Irish drink, this is the ideal recipe for authentic Irish Coffee at home! 


 

 

 

How to Make Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee is a relatively simple drink to make with only a handful of ingredients. The trick to making an outstanding mixed drink is to reach for high-quality ingredients, which is why we have a few specific ingredients to recommend to make this recipe a fantastic one. 


Coffee with a Kick: How to Make Authentic Irish Coffee at Home ingredients: brown sugar, coffee, whipping cream, and irish whiskey

 

Firstly, you’ll need some brown sugar and heavy whipping cream on hand, as well as fresh coffee and a bottle of Irish whiskey. Of course, everyone has their own individual preferences when it comes to brews of coffee and barrels of whiskey, but we’ve got our own suggestions for this recipe! 

Table & Thyme’s very own Mesa House Blend coffee beans are a great choice of beans for making Irish Coffee. Our Mesa House Blend is sourced from Brazil and Colombia and roasted lightly to offer plenty of energy in a single cup! While sipping a cup of our Mesa House Blend coffee, you’ll enjoy a balanced and sweet coffee flavor with notes of almond and cocoa, perfect for pairing with Irish whiskey! 

Aside from having some quality coffee beans, this recipe can also be made better with a quality bottle of Irish whiskey. We’ve found that pairing our Mesa House Blend coffee with Jameson’s Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey is the perfect recipe for smooth, rich, and creamy Irish Coffee. 


Coffee with a Kick: How to Make Authentic Irish Coffee at Home brown sugar

 

The first step to making a delicious cup of Irish Coffee is to measure two teaspoons of brown sugar and place it in the bottom of your favorite coffee mug. 


Coffee with a Kick: How to Make Authentic Irish Coffee at Home brewed coffee

Coffee with a Kick: How to Make Authentic Irish Coffee at Home. Mesa House Blend Coffee Beans

 

Next, use your preferred brewing method to brew a nice, hot cup of coffee. There are a few methods to choose from that you can read about in our Energize Your Mornings with Gourmet Coffee at Home blog! However you decide to brew, pour your fresh and hot coffee into the mug over the top of the brown sugar. This will melt the sugar instantly and make your coffee sweet and smooth! But, just to be sure, go ahead and give your coffee a good stir to ensure the sugar has dissolved fully. 



Coffee with a Kick: How to Make Authentic Irish Coffee at Home Irish Whiskey

 

The next step is to pour in the Irish whiskey! We recommend 1.5 ounces for a balanced kick, but feel free to experiment with more or less until you find your preferred mixed drink! 

 

Coffee with a Kick: How to Make Authentic Irish Coffee at Home heavy cream

 

In a separate glass, pour the heavy whipping cream and whip using a whisk, fork, or milk frother until it reaches a thick and creamy consistency. 


Coffee with a Kick: How to Make Authentic Irish Coffee at Home

 

Pour the whipped cream over the top of your hot Irish Coffee and enjoy the smooth blend of flavors that make up this delicious drink! To get a thick layer of cream that not only looks inviting but also maintains the layers of the drink, pour the cream over the backside of a spoon over the cup of coffee to prevent the cream from seeping into the center of the cup!

 

Coffee with a Kick: How to Make Authentic Irish Coffee at Home

 

When it comes to sipping on layered drinks like Irish Coffee, you will get the best experience by drinking as is rather than stirring and mixing the cream into the coffee! 

 

 

 

Coffee with a Kick: How to Make Authentic Irish Coffee at Home. Recipe

Table & Thyme’s Authentic Irish Coffee Recipe

Creamy and bold, this Irish Coffee is a full-bodied drink with a kick! 

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4-6 ounces of freshly brewed coffee
  • 1.5 ounces Irish whisky
  • 1 ounce heavy whipping cream

Directions

  1. In a coffee mug, place the brown sugar and set aside. 
  2. Brew 4-6 ounces of fresh Mesa House Blend, or a coffee of your choice and pour into the mug with brown sugar. Use a spoon to make sure the sugar is fully dissolved in the coffee. 
  3. Measure about 1.5 ounces of Jameson’s Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey, or an Irish whiskey of your choice, and add it to the cup of hot coffee and brown sugar. 
  4. In a separate glass, mix the whipping cream lightly. Once thickened, pour it over the back of the spoon onto the coffee mixture.
  5. Do not stir! The best way to enjoy it is to sip the coffee through the cream.

Thank you for taking a look at how we make our very own Authentic Irish Coffee! If you tried this recipe, we would love to hear how it turned out! You can share your experience with us by connecting with us on social media, where you can be the first to see all the new recipes we share! You can also tune into our weekly blog where we share event highlights and tips and more! 


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