National Irish Coffee Day may have blown unknowingly blown past us back on January 25 (since the beverage originated in San Francisco and not Ireland we suppose we can excuse the non-March celebration) but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of thirsty revelers looking to sip on the sweet caffeine treat this St. Paddy’s Week.
With snow threatening most of the northeastern part of the United States and parade day promising to be a blustering affair, you might want to stay in and warm up with one of six delicious Irish coffee variations offered up by DrinkHacker.com.
Their traditional version is as follows:
Traditional Irish Coffee
1 cup heavy cream
3 tbsp Irish Cream liqueur
1/2 cup Irish whiskey
4 tbsp brown sugar
4 cups strong hot coffee
With an electric mixer, whip cream and Irish cream together until stiff. Set aside.
Into each of four large coffee mugs, add 2 tablespoons whiskey, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and 1 cup coffee. Top with a very generous layer of the Irish cream whipped cream. (Almost a third of the cup should be taken up by the whipped cream.)
For mint, maple, chocolate, Tullamore Dew, and Grand Marnier variations (plus a deliciously boozy spin on whipped cream), head on over to the original piece ASAP!