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Original Irish Coffee Recipe

Original Irish Coffee 
Posted by" Tuddles Wed 2 Mar 2005 1:14 pm

1 jigger of Irish Whiskey
2 teaspoons of Sugar
Fresh Hot Coffee
Fresh Cream

Rinse your glass with boiling water, so it is good and hot to start with. Add your Whiskey, Sugar & Coffee. Stir. 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. Traditionally, this is best sipped through the cream. The fresher the cream you can buy, the better, too.
Irish Coffee has become Americanized, and mostly to look more Irish. Lots of places will serve it with canned whipped cream and drizzle Green Creme de Menthe over it. It looks pretty, but it isn't authentic. Nor does it enhance a good Irish whiskey!

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