Normally I like to have yoghurt and berries during my coffee breaks. I find that filling and yet light. But occasionally, when my partner in crime is home I get peer-pressured into making an Irish coffee instead. I guess that’s the perk of being a remote worker right?
What is Irish Coffee?
Irish coffee is a popular alcoholic beverage that combines coffee, cream, and Irish whiskey. It is usually served hot and is perfect for chilly evenings or a cozy coffee break. The origins of Irish coffee date back to the 1940s when it was first created by a bartender in Ireland. The drink gained popularity among travelers and eventually became a staple in many bars and restaurants around the world.
To make a perfect Irish coffee, it’s important to choose high-quality ingredients. Use freshly brewed coffee, heavy cream, and a good-quality Irish whiskey. You can also experiment with different types of coffee and whiskey to find your perfect blend.
So here’s how you can make it with just 3 ingredients:
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- Make your coffee as you always do.
- Whip your cream so it’s more fluffy, to the extent that you like.
- Then add some whiskey to the coffee. Ideally, you want a ratio of 120mm to 45mm for the coffee and whiskey.
- Add the whipped cream and make sure that you keep it afloat by whipping it well.
- When whipping the cream, make sure to use a cold bowl and whisk to achieve the desired texture. The cream should be fluffy but not too stiff, so it can float on top of the coffee.
- When making Irish coffee in winter, you can sprinkle some cinnamon or cocoa powder on top of the whipped cream. You can also add a teaspoon of sugar to the coffee to sweeten it up.
- If you don’t drink alcohol or prefer a non-alcoholic version, you can substitute the Irish whiskey with Irish cream syrup or a similar non-alcoholic alternative.
- Irish coffee is a versatile drink that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. It’s a perfect after-dinner drink or a mid-day pick-me-up. Just remember to drink responsibly and enjoy in moderation.
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