The Examiner.com ran a short article announcing that today, January 25, is the annual Irish Coffee Day. There’s still time to celebrate with the delicious hot coffee-Irish Whiskey combo that’s perfect for a cold January night. Apparently it was in the 1940’s; Chef Joe Sheridan mixed some Irish Whiskey into hot coffee to placate cold, damp passengers on a flight that was delayed due to bad weather. Though the flight was from the Port of Foynes in Ireland to New York, the drink didn’t become popular in the US until 1952. The Examiner shares several different Irish Coffee recipes. This is one: Hot coffee 1 ounce of Irish whiskey 1 tablespoon of brown sugar ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract Whipped cream Brew the coffee and pour it into tall Irish Coffee cups. Add the sugar and extract, stirring between each addition, making sure the sugar mixes in. Add the whiskey and stir again. Top with the whipped cream. Enjoy! Extra precaution: if you’re using a glass cup, setting a spoon in the glass will help keep the glass from cracking due to the extreme change in temperature. The ideal Irish Coffee should have a cold, think, firm, creamy head topping the dark, clear, scalding hot coffee-whiskey mix. The cream and coffee should not mix together, as tradition says, half the pleasure is sipping the hot coffee through the cold creamy layer. Now that you know how to make and judge a good Irish Coffee, sit back and enjoy its day. We can especially enjoy the fact that we’re not sitting in a damp plane on a cold runway waiting for a storm to lift so we can make the 25-hour journey across the Atlantic.
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Submitted by EricBNC on

Yummy recipe - I wonder what an iced Irish coffee would taste like...

Submitted by wakeknot on
my only reservation is that I prefer coffee in the morning and booze at night.

Happy Irish Coffee Day

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The Examiner.com ran a short article announcing that today, January 25, is the annual Irish Coffee Day. There’s still time to celebrate with the delicious hot coffee-Irish Whiskey combo that’s perfect for a cold January night. Apparently it was in the 1940’s; Chef Joe Sheridan mixed some Irish Whiskey into hot coffee to placate cold, damp passengers on a flight that was delayed due to bad weather. Though the flight was from the Port of Foynes in Ireland to New York, the drink didn’t become popular in the US until 1952. The Examiner shares several different Irish Coffee recipes. This is one: Hot coffee 1 ounce of Irish whiskey 1 tablespoon of brown sugar ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract Whipped cream Brew the coffee and pour it into tall Irish Coffee cups. Add the sugar and extract, stirring between each addition, making sure the sugar mixes in. Add the whiskey and stir again. Top with the whipped cream. Enjoy! Extra precaution: if you’re using a glass cup, setting a spoon in the glass will help keep the glass from cracking due to the extreme change in temperature. The ideal Irish Coffee should have a cold, think, firm, creamy head topping the dark, clear, scalding hot coffee-whiskey mix. The cream and coffee should not mix together, as tradition says, half the pleasure is sipping the hot coffee through the cold creamy layer. Now that you know how to make and judge a good Irish Coffee, sit back and enjoy its day. We can especially enjoy the fact that we’re not sitting in a damp plane on a cold runway waiting for a storm to lift so we can make the 25-hour journey across the Atlantic.

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Thanks

December 23, 2011 | by samuellaw178

Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

If you ever make it out to

November 17, 2011 | by intrepid510

If you ever make it out to SF you have to try the Irish coffee at the Buena Vista

yum

October 19, 2011 | by wakeknot

my only reservation is that I prefer coffee in the morning and booze at night.

Yummy recipe

August 31, 2011 | by EricBNC


Yummy recipe - I wonder what an iced Irish coffee would taste like...

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