Traditional Irish Coffee

Today is Irish Coffee Day, and for many of you in frigid temperatures I am sure some spiked creamy coffee sounds pretty tasty right about now.

I came over to the site a few hours ago so I could share our recipe on social media (you are following us aren’t you?).

Oopsy! I quickly realized that I haven’t put it in the new format yet. I really need to get cracking on creating that blog calendar and planning ahead a bit. So, if you are too late to enjoy it today, pin it for St Patrick’s Day. Or have it any day you want.

Irish CoffeeIrish Coffee is nothing more than sweetened coffee with whiskey in it and cream on top.

As you can see from the photo, my barista skills need some work. I got most of the cream to float on top, even after I whipped it a little so it would be thicker. M’eh, it is still a nice way to warm up on a cold day. Sláinte!

Irish Coffee

Serves 1
Prep time 1 minute
Meal type Beverage
Occasion St Patrick's Day
Region Irish
Traditional Irish Coffee consisting of coffee, Irish whiskey and heavy cream. Great for Irish whiskey Day or St Patrick's Day.


  • 1 1/2oz Irish Whiskey
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • hot coffee
  • heavy whipping cream (to taste)


Warm coffee mug or stemmed glass coffee mug with hot water just before mixing.

Pour whiskey and sugar into mug. Fill with coffee, leaving room at the top to add the cream. Stir thoroughly.
Using the back of a spoon, slowly pour the cream so it sets on top of the mixture. Do not stir the cream into the coffee mixture. Sip through the cream for a traditional taste.

Until next time, happy eating,

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  1. Carolann

    Ohhh that looks so good! I don’t drink much but I’d love one of those!

  2. Carolann

    Oh and what popup are you using here for newsletter subscriptions? I really like it!

  3. Sue at the Little Shack

    I love coffee, I love tea, I love the boys and the boys love me! lol….an old rhyme from school that just came back to me as I typed the first part! Anyhow…I will have to try this out as I have never had an Irish Coffee. I bet it really warms you up from the inside out!-Sue

  4. Carole

    Man-o-man! I want one now! Thanks for the super easy recipe. Following from Hump Day Happenings linky party.

  5. Donella Crigger

    I sure could use some Irish coffee tonight. My hands have been so cold all evening! Looks delish. 🙂

  6. jessica

    Hey Audrey! Thanks for stopping by and leaving that sweet comment! I love coffee and this looks so good. Someday’s I think I should drink Irish coffee to start my day off instead of a night cap haha. I dont know if you did any looking around but I host a link party that starts Monday night 10pm eastern until sat 10pm. I would love it if you came back and linked up 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful week!!

  7. Amberjane

    Nothing like a warm Irish coffee to warm you up and it is snowing today in my corner of Ireland – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  8. Kathy

    This looks delicious! I never thought about warming a mug before putting hot liquids into it.
    Duh, that makes sense. Lol

  9. Amanda

    Ooo, I love me some Irish coffee! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us on Merry Monday!

  10. Kristen from The Road to Domestication

    Oh, that looks yummy! Thanks so much for linking up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week!

  11. Michelle

    Wow! I’ve never had Irish coffee and this recipe sounds scrumptious! I just found a recipe for vegan whipping cream so when I add that to the mix I’m sure it’ll be just as good. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!


  12. Kelly @ Mum-bo-Jumbo

    Audrey you share the most delicious sounding drinks each week at the #mum-bomonday link up party. Thanks so much for joining in the fun. I can’t wait to try this one out!!

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