Classic Irish Coffee

Recette de cocktail - Monsieur Cocktail - Patrice Plante -  café irlandais
Ingredients :

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)

Preparation :

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).