Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee or Caife Gaelach is a very tempting cocktail that stirs three heavenly liquids: Coffee, Irish whiskey and Sugar. And believe it or not, this easy to make drink, or as it may seem, is very easy to get wrong and can quite be a sweet disaster or a whiskey flavored coffee if you are not paying attention. I do not want to sound intimidating but the probability of getting this delicate drink wrong for doing nothing really drastic is quite high. Also some people like to believe that the secret of a perfect cup of Irish coffee lie in the glasses, where you are forced to use the correct amount of ingredient.

Anyhow, out of all the tempting coffees in the world, Irish coffee undoubtedly claims its place amongst the top 10. In fact to some, it may even top the list. And while some people might consider this to be a wastage of 3 wonderful drinks, Irish coffee is indeed a splendid drink that goes quite right with cookies and mood swings!


  • 1 oz Irish Whiskey
  • 5 oz fresh-brewed coffee
  • 2 tea-spoon brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream, not sweet


  • Ideally in an Irish coffee mug or in a long stemmed glass, pour the brown sugar. Pour whiskey and top it with freshly brewed coffee. To this, spoon 2tbsp of heavy cream.
  • Delicious Irish Coffee is ready to be thoroughly enjoyed.


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