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A Very, Very Irish Coffee! Try the Best Irish Coffee Recipe

November 18, 2020

If you happen to love both caffeine and the sweet notes of traditional Irish whiskey, Irish coffee must be one of your all-time favorite cocktails. But you know what’s even better? The best Irish coffee recipe involving Irish Whiskey infused java. Oh, yeah!

At Fire Dept. Coffee we’ve come up with our own unique process to craft spirit-infused coffee, an nonalcoholic drink that retains all the delicate flavors of the spirit without getting you to start the day tipsy. 

One of our most popular spirit-infused coffees is our Irish Whiskey blend, born thanks to our collaboration with the famous Egan’s whiskey.

Grab yourself a bag and top your evening with a very very Irish Coffee.

A very very Irish Coffee - Best Irish Coffee recipe

This recipe makes one cocktail, so make sure you multiply it if you’ve got a few guests round!

What you’ll need:

  • 4 oz (120 ml) of our Irish Whiskey infused coffee
  • 1 oz (30 ml) of Irish Whiskey. We obviously recommend Egan’s
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • Coffee beans or grounds for garnish
  • Spoon
  • Glass
  • Cocktail shaker with Hawthorne strainer

1. Keep your glass hot

For the best results (which is what you want, right?), pour some hot boiling water into the glass. This will keep your cocktail piping hot for longer! We recommend using a tall cocktail glass for a bar-style Irish coffee.

2. Brew your Irish Whiskey infused coffee

Using a method of your choice such as a French press or an automatic dripper, brew around 4 ounces of our Irish Whiskey infused coffee.

Egan's Irish Whiskey Infused Coffee

3. Get the cream ready

Whip the cream, but just enough to thicken it a bit. You don’t want to turn it into a fluffy cloud, or else you’ll no longer be able to pour it properly! The best way? Remove the metal spring from your Hawthorne strainer, add it to the shaker, and don’t forget to put on a show.

4. Mix your ingredients

A very very Irish coffee

Discard the hot water and make sure that your barman mode is still on. Start by pouring the coffee and adding 1 oz of Egan’s Irish Whiskey. Tip in the sugar, and stir until they’re perfectly combined (check the bottom of the glass to avoid unpleasant granules).

Now grab the spoon and hold it on top of the glass. Got it? Right. 

Pour the whipped cream onto it so that it doesn’t sink to the bottom of your glass. This simple trick will allow you to obtain a proper bar-style Irish Coffee with a thin white layer clearly separated from the main black part.

5. Garnish it and enjoy it

If you want to impress your guests or make your cocktail as instagrammable as possible, you can also add a couple of coffee beans or a sprinkle of grounds on top. That’s it. Not too hard, right?

How to make Irish coffee

As well as to make the best Irish coffee recipe (or Cold Fashioned or Affogato), our Irish Whiskey infused coffee is also a delight on its own. Whether you want to complement your breakfast with a sweeter taste or indulge in an evening drink that combines the strong flavor of coffee and the toffee and vanilla notes of Irish whiskey, it always ensures the perfect balance.

Fire Dept Coffee - Irish Whiskey Infused Coffee

You can either get it as whole beans or grounds. Or why not make sure you never run out of it with a customizable subscription?

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