Warm up with a mug of original Irish coffee.

Original Irish Coffee

Course Drinks
Cuisine Irish
Keyword coffee
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Ellen Folkman


  • 6 ounces brewed black coffee
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 ounces Irish Whiskey
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. You will need a mug, preferably a glass one. Fill the mug with very hot water and let stand for 2 minutes.

  2. Empty the water from the mug. Add the brown sugar, then add brewed coffee and stir.

  3. Stir in the Irish Whiskey.

  4. Place heavy cream in a mixing bowl and whisk until frothy, but pourable. You can also use an electric mixer.

  5. Hold a spoon upside down over the mug and carefully pour the cream over the spoon, allowing the cream to float on top of the coffee. Do not mix.