While some people add a few glugs of Jameson's Irish whiskey in their coffee, and call it "Irish," in this classic from the Dutch Kills bar in Long Island City, New York, it's a little more detailed than that. But not too much. It's still just coffee, sugar, Irish whiskey, and cream. Or shall we say, espresso, turbinado, Jameson's, and heavy cream. You stir the first three ingredients in a saucepan over the stove, and whip the cream with some sugar in bowl, then pour the hot mix into two cups and top with the sweetened whipped cream. The two fresh mint leaves for garnishing are optional, but they add a nice, green St. Patty's Day touch.
The original Irish coffee was a concoction of a bit of whiskey, a generous splash of black coffee, a dollop of whipped cream, and a smattering of genius. Pedigrees for most drinks are dubious at best, but the Irish coffee is well documented.... Read More