Monday, March 12, 2012

How to make an Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee has traveled the world, and how it has been made has evolved as it passed from person to person. But today, you can make it as it was originally intended to be made. Here are the step-by-step instructions to make the perfect cup of Irish Coffee

1.First, for the perfect cup of Irish Coffee, you must use an Irish Coffee Glass

2.Make your coffee hot, strong and black.

3.Make your whipped cream.  In a large bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form.

4.Your cup and utensils must be hot. To do this, place your teaspoon in your Irish Coffee Glass and fill with boiling water for at least five seconds.

 5.In your pre-warmed glass, put a good measure of Irish Whiskey. How much is a good measure? Roughly a shot glass full, give or take based on preferences. Now add 1 teaspoon of brown sugar.

 6.Fill your glass to about a ½ inch from the brim with really hot, strong coffee. Stir well to melt all the sugar.

7.Now carefully pour your lightly whipped cream over the back of a spoon so that it floats on top of the coffee. Do not stir after adding the cream, as the true flavor is obtained by drinking the hot coffee and Irish Whiskey through the cream.

8.Now sit back, relax and enjoy. Slainte!

Did you know that Irish Coffee originated in Foynes, Ireland? Foynes and Flying Boats will be forever connected with Irish Coffee as they combined to give us the uniquely Irish treat! This came about, it is said, in order to alleviate the suffering of cold and wet passengers during its aviation days in the 1930s and early 40s.

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