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Irish Coffee A Brunch Favorite!

What is Irish coffee Irish coffee is a type of cocktail that is made with hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and whipped cream. The drink is typically served in a glass mug, and is topped with a layer of whipped cream.

The recipe for Irish coffee originated in Ireland in the 1940s, and was created by a chef named Joe Sheridan. According to legend, Sheridan created the drink to warm up a group of American travelers who had arrived at the airport after a long flight.

To make Irish coffee, you first need to brew a strong cup of coffee. You can use any type of coffee, but many people prefer to use a dark roast to give the drink a more robust flavor. Next, you add a shot of Irish whiskey to the coffee, along with a teaspoon of sugar, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Finally, you top the drink with a layer of whipped cream, which helps to balance out the bitterness of the coffee and the sweetness of the sugar.


Irish coffee can be a great addition to a brunch menu, particularly if you're serving a hearty or indulgent brunch that could use a little kick. The warm, boozy beverage pairs well with many brunch dishes, including savory options like eggs Benedict or quiche, as well as sweet dishes like pancakes, waffles, or French toast.


One way to incorporate Irish coffee into your brunch is to offer it as a special or featured drink. You could also consider serving a DIY Irish coffee station, where guests can customize their own drinks with different types of coffee, whiskey, and sweeteners. To make the station even more festive, you could offer toppings like whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or cinnamon.

Another way to incorporate Irish coffee into your brunch is to use it as an ingredient in some of your dishes. For example, you could add a splash of Irish whiskey to your pancake batter, or make a whiskey-infused syrup to drizzle over your French toast. You could also serve Irish coffee-inspired desserts, like Irish coffee brownies or cupcakes.

Overall, Irish coffee can add a fun and sophisticated element to your brunch, and is sure to be a hit with guests who enjoy a little indulgence with their morning meal.


Here are some fun facts about Irish coffee:

  1. The original recipe for Irish coffee was created in the 1940s by a chef named Joe Sheridan, who worked at the Foynes Airbase in Ireland. The drink was first served to passengers who had just completed a long transatlantic flight.

  2. The name "Irish coffee" wasn't used until the drink became popular in America in the 1950s. In Ireland, it was simply called "coffee with whiskey."

  3. The perfect Irish coffee should be made with strong black coffee, Irish whiskey, brown sugar, and freshly whipped cream. The cream should be gently poured over the back of a spoon so that it floats on top of the coffee.

  4. There is a proper way to drink an Irish coffee. You're supposed to sip the coffee through the cream, so that the hot coffee and cold cream mix together in your mouth.

  5. Irish coffee is not only delicious, but it can also help cure a cold or sore throat. The combination of caffeine, alcohol, and hot liquid can help soothe a scratchy throat and clear congestion.

  6. There are many variations of Irish coffee, including ones made with different types of whiskey (such as Jameson or Bushmills), flavored syrups, or liqueurs like Bailey's Irish Cream.

  7. Irish coffee has inspired many other coffee cocktails, including the popular Espresso Martini, which is made with espresso, vodka, and coffee liqueur.

At 1908 Uptown Eatery in Denver get your Irish coffee with coffee, Ryan’s Irish Cream, Conciere bourbon, and whipped cream. Elevate your Irish coffee with Jackson Morgan Peppermint Mocha or Salted Caramel cream.


Pair Irish coffee with French toast or an eggs benedict!


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