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Irish Coffee Recipe


Posted: 02/08/18

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Congratulations, you! You rocked St. Patrick’s Day. You guzzled all the green beer and the Lucky Leprechaun Shots and partied with all your lads and lasses. And now it’s the dreaded morning after. No worries! This Irish Coffee Recipe is the perfect “hair of the dog” after an all night bash.

Irish Coffee is so simple to make, yet hits the spot in a big way. With sweet brown sugar, frothy whipped cream and rich Irish whiskey, this Irish Coffee Recipe is a delicious drink to whip up after a night of St. Patty’s Day celebrating. Need another grown-up coffee fix? You’ve got to try our tantalizing Adult Iced Coffee. Or top off your morning brew with this Irish Cream Coffee Creamer.

This Irish Coffee recipe is the perfect easy cocktail!


You probably have most of the ingredients for this rich, warm drink in your kitchen right now! You’ll need about two cups of freshly brewed coffee, some Irish whiskey, a couple of spoonfuls of brown sugar, and heavy whipping cream for a luscious topping. For a sweet twist on the classic Irish Coffee recipe, try this Irish Coffee Frappe or go all-out dessert with this Irish Cream Shake.  Yum-o!


Grab a couple of your favorite coffee mugs, and fill them with your favorite coffee, then add scoop (or two if you like it sweet) of brown sugar, and stir until dissolved.

Now the good stuff. Add an ounce of high quality, strong Irish whiskey to each mug.

Top with fresh whipping cream and you have yourself a decadent drink which just begs to be sipped in front of a cozy fire with a good book.

This Irish Coffee Recipe is perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any morning you need a little pick me up!
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Irish Coffee

Serves: 2 coffees
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 10 minutes
This Irish Coffee Recipe is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any morning you need a little pick me up!


  • 16 ounces fresh brewed coffee
  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 2 TBSPs brown sugar
  • 2 large spoonfuls whipped cream see notes for how to make homemade whipped cream


  • Fill two mugs with coffee.
  • Add a tablespoon of brown sugar to each mug.
  • Stir one ounce of whiskey into each mug.
  • Top with a large spoonful of homemade whipped cream. Enjoy!


To make homemade whipped cream, put a metal bowl in your freezer for 15 minutes. When the 15 minutes is up, add one tablespoon of sugar to the bowl. Then add one cup of heavy whipping cream. Whip with a handheld mixer on high until the cream thickens and forms peaks.
This Irish Coffee Recipe is perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any morning you need a little pick me up!

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