Classic Irish Coffee
1 ½ oz (45ml) Irish whiskey
½ cup (125ml) filter coffee
2 tbsp. 1/2 tsp (10 mL) maple syrup
Homemade whipped cream (to garnish)
Put the syrup and the whiskey in the bottom of a warmed coffee glass.
Using a lighter, put the liquid on fire for a few seconds.
Pour hot coffee to fill the glass.
Gently drop the whipped cream using the back of a spoon.
About our Classic Irish Coffee
The history of this fabulous cocktail dates back to the 1940s, when a chef decided to add Irish whiskey to the coffee of passengers in transit from Foynes Air Force Base, Ireland. It's not as simple a cocktail as it seems, because its secret lies in the quality of the coffee (prefer a Pour Over type filter: Chemex or V60) and the whipped cream used (cream 35 % in a shaker with a spoonful of powdered sugar will do wonders).