March Flavor of the month: Irish Coffee
par Julie Neal
With the coming of St Patrick's Day I thought we could all have a little bit of Irish so here is a recipe for Irish Coffee. I got this recipe from Google and it looks great.
- 1 to 2 teaspoons brown sugar (to taste)
- 4 ounces coffee (strong, rich, hot)
- 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey
- 1 ounce heavy cream (lightly whipped)
1. Gather the ingredients.
2. Place the brown sugar into a warm mug, or other heatproof glass.
3. Add the coffee and Irish whiskey.
4. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
5. Float the lightly whipped heavy cream on top by slowly pouring it over the back of a spoon.
6. Do not stir. Instead, drink the Irish coffee through the cream. Enjoy.
- Start with a great cup of coffee from Natalie's Kitchen To really experience an authentic Irish coffee, you want a rich, strong coffee. Try using a French press or pour-over brewer and high-end, freshly ground beans. Medium- to dark-roasted coffee works best.
- Don't forget to preheat your glass. It keeps the drink warm and helps marry the ingredients. While the coffee is brewing, pour hot water into the glass, then discard it before building the drink.
- Use freshly whipped cream. Avoid the pressurized cans of cream or whipped topping as those will ruin the Irish coffee. Instead, begin with a little heavy whipping cream and vigorously whip it with a whisk or fork until it is light and fluffy.