Irish coffee isn’t just an amazing cup of joe, but rather a smooth and creamy cocktail with a base of coffee alongside additions of sugar, (Irish) whiskey, and cream.
It is said that this delicious cocktail’s beginnings can be traced to an airbase in Ireland in the early 1940’s.
It was here that a chef at an onsite restaurant, feeling sympathetic to cold and weary travelers who’d encountered delays, whipped up this delightful concoction.
I suppose it’s place of origin lends to the reason that the cocktail is still an airport lounge staple.
But, you certainly don’t have to wait for time spent travelling and hours in and out of the typical airport hustle and bustle to enjoy this classic, creamy, delicious drink!
Not only is this cocktail easy to make, you can also play around a bit with the classic ingredients to truly find your precise, exceptional, personal favorite.
Some folks prefer maple syrup instead of brown sugar.
Others go for straight heavy cream, while some whip their cream with a little sweetness to top the drink.
And, while most tend to stick with an Irish whiskey for the alcohol content, the type of coffee and a few varying ingredients can transform this cocktail from great to absolutely exceptional!