St. Patrick's Day Guide

This Irish Coffee Recipe Will Jazz Up Your Cup of Joe

Top of the mornin’ to ya — but only with this Irish coffee, courtesy of the Culinary Institute of America.


Irish Coffee

For coffee with a kick, add whiskey — naturally. Here's how to make your own boozy brew at home.


Irish Coffee

Makes one cup


  • Warm water, as needed
  • 8 oz fresh, hot coffee
  • 1½ oz Irish whiskey
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 heaping Tbsp of fresh, lightly whipped cream


  1. Pour warm water into a heat-proof coffee glass and let it sit for 60 seconds.
  2. Pour out the water and add the sugar, Irish whiskey, and coffee. Stir to dissolve the sugar, about 10 seconds.
  3. Pour the lightly whipped cream on the back side of a spoon into the coffee.
  4. Serve immediately.

Related: Make This Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe at Home

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