As it seems that the quarantine is taking a little bit more time to play out, we want to give you some ideas on how to occupy your free time. How about trying to prepare a traditional Irish recipe? Something easy, don’t worry! Today we are preparing Irish Coffee, one of the most popular drinks in the country, along with Guinness.
The History of Irish Coffee
But first, let us learn more about the time when it was born, which dates to the early 1940s. According to the legend, on a cold and rainy night during World War II, an Irish chef named Joe Sheridan decided to add whiskey, brown sugar and whipped cream to coffee, to warm up a group of American travellers. From that night, he continued serving it to airboat passengers and when Shannon International Airport opened, he moved his operation there.
How to make an Irish Coffee
- First, prepare the coffee. In the original recipe a mocha pot is used. But you can use any other if you don’t have one, such as Nespresso.
- Heat up the glass that you will use to drink the coffee with warm water. A classic tulip-shaped glass is the best. Otherwise, you can use any other glass.
- Then, whip the cream for a few minutes until you get the correct consistency.
- Pour the coffee into the glass, add 30 ml of whiskey and two spoons of cane sugar. Then mix everything well.
- Now is the time to add the cream. To prepare an authentic Irish coffee, the cream is not mixed with the rest of the ingredients but left to float on the top. Add the cream by allowing it to fall slowly off the back of a spoon.
And that is it, guys! Irish coffee is much better if you drink it hot, in small sips. I hope you liked this recipe, and don’t hesitate to try it at home. You will love it!