Irish Coffee

irish coffee with sprinkles cropped

First, brew a pot of strong black coffee. Today we used the good ‘ol camp set percolator and some dark roast coffee. Fill water in the pot to just under the basket. Fill the basket full of dark roast coffee. Put the lid on the basket and secure the coffee pot lid. Place on the burner and let ‘er perk. Good chance you’ll get some grounds in your coffee, but that just makes it seem more authentic in my book!

cups, pot and Bushmills

While your coffee is brewing, lightly whip 1/2 cup of cream or so, until it is just thickened a bit. This can be done with a whip or an egg beater.

Pour coffee into the mugs with room (for whiskey!) Drop two sugar cubes into each mug. Stir until the sugar is dissolved thoroughly. Add a shot of Irish Whiskey into each mug. Then gently pour the whipped cream slowly over the top of a spoon into the mugs so it floats on top of the coffee. Top with a little cinnamon sprinkle. Sorry to say we were in such a hurry to drink our Irish coffee we forgot to get photos of that part! Next time. And yes, there definitely will be a NEXT TIME!

irish coffee with sprinkles

Here’s to the land of the shamrock so green,
Here’s to each lad and his darlin colleen,
Here’s to the ones we love dearest and most.
May God bless old Ireland, that’s this Irishman’s toast!

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