L’Irish Coffee it’s a hot after dinner cocktail, perfect for warming up on winter evenings. It is a sweet drink based on whiskey and coffee suitable for an evening with friends. Particular signs? It is an invigorating drink, born in Ireland and should be served in a glass or glass cup. Here you are how to prepare at home Irish coffee, with the tips of a professional barman.
- 5 g of brown sugar (a teaspoon or a sachet)
- 90 ml of hot filtered coffee
- 40ml Irish whiskey
- 30 ml fresh liquid cream
- nutmeg for decoration
We asked Federico Volpe, Bar Manager of the Dry Milano restaurant, to prepare the Irish coffee recipe with us.
We tell you what you need to know about this cocktail ready in 10 minutes: the glass to use, the ingrediants right, some shrewdness and curiosity.
See how to prepare in the video L’Irish Coffee, a hot after dinner drink based on Irish whiskey, sweetened coffee and cream: the ideal cocktail to face the cold.
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You need them four ingredients: Irish whiskey, filtered coffee, brown sugar and fresh liquid cream.
Irish coffee should be served in one glass cup, possibly equipped with a handle just because the drink it should be drunk hot. L’more delicate aspect it is that of the cream that must be poured at the last minute: half-mounted in a shaker and gently placed on the mixture of coffee, whiskey and sugar, so that it remains on the surface. In summary, this cocktail is a smooth and sweetened coffee with cream, which you can decorate with a final note: a grating of nutmeg.
As instruments get yourself one shaker it’s a bar spoon.
We tell you in short the story behind this much loved drink: Irish coffee was born in 1942 from the inspiration of Joseph Sheridan, barman of the restaurant in the port of Shannon, in the south of Ireland, at the time an obligatory stop for the most demanding transoceanic flights. It is said that on a cold winter’s night Sheridan offered this drink in the hall packed with people waiting for their flight.
Other sources say that the barman accepted the request of some American customers, who did not like the classic Irish drink made with whiskey and strong tea, asking to replace the latter with filtered coffee. The recipe then arrived in the United States, thanks to travel writer Santon Deleplane, who talked about it with Jack Koeppler, bartender at the Buena Vista Hotel in San Francisco.
Curiosity: Irish coffee is so popular in different latitudes that a day has been called to celebrate it, on January 25th. A tip: it should be sipped slowly.
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How to prepare: Irish coffee
Easy execution Preparation time 10 min Servings 1
How to prepare: Irish coffee
For a good Irish coffee, the first thing to do is think about coffee: what you need is a filtered coffee, also called American coffee. Prepare it by pouring boiling water over a quantity of ground and pressed coffee with the appropriate French press. Let it rest for 12 hours. The ideal is to prepare the coffee one day in advance.
Then preheat the glass in which you will serve the cocktail, pouring hot water that you will throw away. Put the brown sugar in the serving glass. The right dose is that of one sachet: about 5 grams.
Pour the hot filtered coffee and mix it with the sugar with the help of a bar spoon, a long-handled spoon used in the preparation of cocktails.
Now add the Irish whiskey to the mixture. Semi-whip the cream for a few seconds in a shaker and place it gently, with the help of a bar spoon, on the surface of the mixture.
Don’t mix. Pour all the semi-whipped cream into the glass. Sprinkle with a thin layer of nutmeg and serve the cocktail.
Your Irish coffee is ready to be enjoyed. In small sips. Enjoy!