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!