Classic Irish Coffee

Classic Irish Coffee

After dinner drinks are the best. From rich glasses of port to dessert liqueurs to coffee drinks, I love them all. And when you are too old to pub crawl on Saint Patrick’s Day, this is the perfect beverage.

Classic Irish Coffee

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 8 oz freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 oz Irish whisky
  • Whipped cream for topping


  1. Place one tablespoon brown sugar and one ounce Irish whisky in a clear mug.
  2. Pour over hot coffee and stir.
  3. Top with whipped cream.


  • Add Bailey’s. This isn’t the traditional Irish coffee, but it is the variation you are most likely to be served in a restaurant.
  • Add Bailey’s and Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur). This is usually called a Nutty Irishman.
  • If Saint Patrick’s Day means minty treats to you, add Bailey’s and Crème de Menthe.

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