Pour Me One: Irish Coffee

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We’re having the first chilly evenings to signal fall’s actual arrival here in the South. Cool evenings always make me want to break out the Irish coffee glasses. A real Irish coffee delivers a one-two punch of warmth with hot coffee and whiskey. Brown sugar adds a little sweetness and heavy cream smooths the edges. If you are so inclined, beat the cream so it floats on top of the drink. I usually work up too much of a sweat beating cream, though, which negates the need to warm up with an Irish coffee. Serve these after a fall supper with dessert or as part of a cold-weather brunch.

For one Irish coffee, combine 1 teaspoon brown sugar and 1 ounce of Irish whiskey in a mug or preferably an Irish coffee glass. Pour freshly brewed coffee over whiskey and top with heavy cream. Enjoy immediately!

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One Response to Pour Me One: Irish Coffee

  1. JEn says:

    YUM!!! I love how you described this drink to have a one-two punch, so true and delicious.

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