Irish Coffee Recipe

The original Irish coffee recipe

Coffee is always the best drink for hyping up your mood. As the first thing to drink in the mornings, in the middle of a busy day, before a kickass workout, when hanging out with friends. In other words, coffee is always the best companion. But, when it combines with alcohol and becomes a cocktail (such as espresso old fashioned) it becomes a magical drink!

Anyone who knows about coffee and alcohol, know about Irish coffee as well. Irish coffee is an iconic drink that is made by authentic whiskey and coffee. However, some people ignore the fact that it is more than adding whiskey to your coffee and it requires art and care.

Here is the best Irish coffee recipe that you can try at home!

How is Irish coffee different?

When you want to make a cocktail with coffee, you simply add alcohol and mix it with the best toppings. On the other hand, it is pretty simple to add milk, cream or sugar to coffee and make one of those popular coffee drinks such as latte or macchiato.

Irish coffee is a classic drink that originates more than 100 years ago. And, it is a unique drink that is made with strong scotch whiskey, sugar and cream.

Does Irish coffee make you drunk?

Surprisingly, not as much as it sounds! Even though whiskey is a very strong type of alcohol, when it combines with coffee, it does not get you so drunk. But, surely, boosts your mood and gives you a true buzz.

How to make Irish coffee at home?

Here is the best Irish coffee you can make at home in easy steps:

irish coffee in a glass


  • One cup of brewed coffee (made from the best coffee beans)
  • 50ml of Irish whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons of heavily whipped cream
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar


  1. Put the coffee, sugar and Irish whiskey in a glass.
  2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour the cream gently as a topping using a back of the spoon.
  4. Cheers!


  • You can use a delicious maple syrup instead of sugar.
  • Always use freshly whipped cream for the best taste.
  • If you are worried about the caffeine effects, you can use decaf coffee.
  • But, if you want a strong drink, use cold brew.

Have you ever tried Irish coffee recipe? Share your opinion with us in the comments!

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If you're a coffee fanatic who enjoys the first sip of coffee every day, you understand the magical power of good coffee beans. I've been crazy about coffee for a quite long time, and I truly enjoy learning about different types of coffee and all the facts about caffeine. So, I decided to share my experience with you to help you choose coffee beans like a pro and find your favorite type of coffee. Hope you enjoy!

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