Thursday, March 11, 2010

irish coffee

"Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat." ~ Alex Levin

I made these individual Irish Coffee's as gifts. In each cellophane bag there is an Irish coffee glass and a petite bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream. Traditional Irish coffee's are made with whisky, but I prefer Bailey's. However, you could certainly include a small bottles of Irish Whisky instead. On each tag I included the quote from above. I think these would make darling gifts for your Irish friends or as favors for people attending a St. Patrick's Day dinner or party at your house. Slàinte!

1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 jigger Irish whiskey (1 1/2 ounces or 3 tablespoons)
Heavy cream, slightly whipped

Fill footed mug with hot water to preheat it, then empty. Pour piping hot coffee into warmed glass until it is about 3/4 full. Add the brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Blend in Irish whiskey. Top with a collar of the whipped heavy cream by pouring gently over back of spoon. Serve hot.

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