My father could make you the niceness Irish coffee ever they was "the best!"(may God bless his soul).He would always say the secret to a good Irish coffee was =
CREAM :Rich as an Irish brogue,
Coffee: strong as a friendly hand shake ,
Sugar: sweet as the tongue of a rogue,
Whiskey: smooth as the wit of the land...so why don't you give your self a special treat, make yourself an Irish coffee sit back put on your slippers, and relax in front of a nice warm fire , on those long Winter nights....ENJOY :)
Irish whiskey (e.g. Jameson, John Powers, Bushmills)
lightly whip cream
a warm spoon
How To Make irish coffee from an irish cailín
Fill the glass you are using with very hot water, leave for 20 seconds so the glass is heated. Empty the water out.
Add 2 teaspoons of brown sugar, now add some coffee, (leave enough room at the top for the cream) and stir. As soon as the sugar is melted, add a generous measure of Irish whiskey ( I use Jameson) stir again, then wait to the brew to still.
Now take a hot teaspoon (stick the spoon in a cup of really hot water for 20 seconds approx ), and pour gently whipped fresh cream slowly over the back of the spoon.
NOTE = The cream should be "half whipped" i.e. not too stiff and not too liquid. A perfect Irish Coffee should look pretty... much like that other famous Irish drink - Guinness.. (*,*)
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