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Irish Coffee Recipe

This Authentic Irish Coffee recipe is courtesy of The Buena Vista Cafe, San Francisco, CA and Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Ireland. Brown sugar or white sugar cubes are both acceptable so use your favorite!


 Irish coffee recipe

Irish coffee

  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
  • Either 1 teaspoon brown sugar or two sugar cubes (your preference)
  • 1 jigger Irish whiskey (about 1-1/2 ounces
  • Heavy cream, slightly whipped


Fill a footed mug with hot water to preheat it, then empty. Pour the hot coffee into warmed glass until it is about 3/4 full. Add the sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Blend in Irish whiskey. Top with a layer, or collar, of whipped heavy cream to fill the glass. Serve hot.

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