Feeling Frosty? Warm Up With Three Delicious Irish Coffee Recipes
Need a piping-hot drink to provide some much-needed heat this wintry season? You’ll need the luck of the Irish — or at least a really good Irish coffee recipe.
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The Irish coffee, one of the most famous Irish whiskey drinks ever created, isn’t exactly a new concept among those seeking to imbibe a hot cocktail. Legend has it that the drink was invented in 1942 in the small Irish town of Foynes, when a young chef named Joe Sheridan decided to add Irish whiskey, a touch of brown sugar, and freshly whipped cream to freshly brewed coffee. He created this boozy treat to warm up cold and tired passengers traveling in the middle of a notoriously frosty season, and the rest, as they say, is history.
While Irish coffee is nearly fool-proof — most recipes only use a few simple ingredients that all happen to be wonderfully delicious when paired together — mixologists are still discovering new ways to add their take on this beloved classic.
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If you’re feeling just as chilly as those original Foynes passengers were, try whipping up your very own Irish coffee from the comfort of home. Below, three renowned mixologists reveal their tantalizing techniques for how anyone, including you, can add your own delicious twist to this feel-good, worldly concoction: