Sunday, August 30, 2015

Irish Coffees for Brunch (or other times as needed)!!!

If you read my latest taco post, you might have noticed that I made delicious Irish coffees to go with my apple brunch tacos.  They're pretty easy to make.  If you've never tried one, here's how I make them.

Irish Coffees

Serves 1 to ?


Dark brown sugar

Jameson Irish whiskey, or another Irish whiskey (not top shelf; you're mixing it with coffee!)

Heavy whipping cream, sweetened with a few pinches of sugar and whipped with a whisk (or hand mixer) until it just begins to hold soft peaks (8 to 16 oz., depending on how many drinks you want)

Hot coffee

The proportions of all of these ingredients are up to your own personal taste.  I'll describe what I do; feel free to adjust as needed.

1.  Start by placing a tablespoon of brown sugar in a large coffee mug.  Our mugs hold a little over 12 ounces.

2.  Add a healthy shot of whiskey.  In the picture below, the shot looks gigantic!  It's actually not - the shot glass has a line just below the top that says 1.5 ounces.  I fill it all the way to the top!  Muddle the whiskey and sugar with the back of a spoon.  

3.  Add coffee to taste.  I like the mug to be about two thirds full at this point.  I made a pot of French press coffee for these this morning, and they were fantastic!  Strong, good quality coffee makes a difference!

4.  Top with a few generous spoonfuls of whipped cream.  Enjoy!

Yes, I know you're supposed to serve these in glass Irish coffee mugs like this,

but we don't have any.  I think ours also look pretty good.  And, more importantly, they taste fantastic!

These are pretty decadent, so I only make them every once in a while, but they're so good!  Another plus is that the coffee makes it a legitimate brunch drink, so it doesn't even have to be five o'clock somewhere.  Well, it still is . . but . . . you know what I mean!

Do you have another tried-and-true method for making these?  Please comment below!  Thanks for reading!

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