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Irish Coffee

Ruby | | Jan 11, 2001 10:50 AM

During the winter, I really enjoy Irish Coffee instead of dessert and coffee. Unfortunately, too many restaurants/bars make a BAD concoction. They use tepid, reheated coffee that's been sitting for awhile, canned whipped cream and cheap whiskey and sometimes add a ribbon of creme de menthe on top (yuk) . To me, a really good Irish Coffee has freshly made hot coffee, Jameson Irish Whiskey and fresh real whipped cream.

Some cocktail lounges don't even know how to make one - I was at Torch on Ludlow Street last month - everybody there seemed to be imbibing fancy Cosmopolitans. When my I.C. arrived, there was no whipped cream in it. I asked the waitress if that was my order. She said "Yes, that's not right is it?" I agreed and she took the drink to the kitchen and reappeared with delicious fresh whipped cream - but I feel they should have gotten it right the first time.

So Chowhounds, any suggestions for a great Irish Coffee? Thanks.