Irish Coffee

What is the difference between coffee and Irish coffee?

Irish coffee has four main ingredients: coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar and cream. But there are many variations of this classic coffee drink, which we will explore. 

Is Irish coffee Irish?

It turns out that Irish coffee was, in fact, created in Ireland.  The history of Irish coffee—along with the story of how this spiked drink spread around the world—is plenty more interesting than just some Irishman pouring whiskey in his coffee cup and calling it a cocktail. Now for the non-alcohol drinking readers I have just the twist for you laddie or lass depending what team you hail from.  We have three variations for you to explore minus the alcohol and they are absolutely delicious.  You can try.  

For serving of 1 Cup 


  • 1 cup freshly brewed your favorite hot coffee or try one of our 3 Irish coffee flavors.
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or maple syrup (to taste) – I prefer the maple
  • 1 jigger Irish whiskey (1 1/2 ounces or 3 tablespoons) or if you are operating heavy machinery switched to the flavored coffee ☕ instead. :) 
  • Heavy cream, slightly whipped
    • Whip the cream with a whisk
      • Grab a cold bowl, and chill your heavy cream before beginning, cold cream whips better. Once chilled, use a whisk to beat the cream back and forth until soft peaks begin to form. Be patient with the process, and you'll have soft, whipped cream in no time.
      • Homemade Whipped Cream Stages
        • No Peaks. ...
        • Soft Peaks. ...
        • Stiff Peaks. ...
        • Over Whipped.


  • Pour piping hot coffee into warmed glass until it is about 3/4 full.
  • Add the brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
  • Blend in Irish whiskey.
  • Top with a collar of the whipped heavy cream by pouring gently over the back of the spoon.
  • Serve hot. 

Irish Coffee Flavors Options (Available in Regular & Decaf)

Written by Maximilian Lucena
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