Today is Irish Coffee Day!
All over the world, people who partake in the not-so-standard holidays of the calendar are toasting one another in celebration of this Irish tradition. Some will do it- just because- on any other day of the week. Born out of the mind of Irish chef Joe Sheridan in an effort of warm the souls and belly's of those who passed through the town of Foynes looking for relief from the cold winter night, this beverage is a combination of two long-standing goods, coffee and whiskey.
Here are some tips on how to make your own!
Head over here to check out Joe Sheridan's Original Recipe:
Cream - Rich as an Irish Brogue
Coffee - Strong as a Friendly Hand
Sugar - Sweet as the tongue of a Rogue
Whiskey - Smooth as the Wit of the Land.
In short, here's how it's done.
While your pot of coffee is brewing, mix up delicious fluff to top your Irish Coffee with. In a small bowl, pour in heavy cream and a splash of Bailey's, then mix with an electric blender until the liquid turns to a foam.
In your glass mug, pour in 2-3 tablespoons of your Irish Whiskey (or however many tablespoons your palette prefers), 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and then your coffee. Mix all together, top with whipped fluff and prepare to be quite pleased.