Irish Coffee

  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 1 (1 serving)

Enjoy the classic Irish Coffee, made with Irish whiskey, hot coffee, simple syrup, and whipped cream. The drink is topped off with freshly grated nutmeg and the end result is a creamy coffee cocktail that puts boring spiked coffee drinks to shame. Enjoy it as an after-dinner treat or anytime of day you need a pick-me-up. The warm drink is especially perfect for chillier nights.

What You'll Need

  • 2 oz. whiskey (Irish)
  • 4 oz. coffee (warm)
  • 0.5 oz. simple syrup
  • Garnish: whipped cream (fresh)
  • Garnish: nutmeg (fresh grated)

How to Make It

  1. Pour the simple syrup and whiskey into a mug and add coffee.
  2. Fill a shaker with the cream and shake vigorously until it’s whipped and foamy. This step is important to get a layered look.
  3. Carefully top off the coffee mixture with the frothy cream.
  4. Using a grater or microplane, top off the drink with fresh nutmeg.