Irish coffee is a delicious drink made with black coffee, sugar, Irish whiskey, and whipped cream. In 1942, it was created by and Ireland bartender, Joe Sheridan, working at Foynes Airbase. Passengers stopped by the bar after a cold and miserable eighteen hour flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Joe brewed fresh hot coffee and added a splash of whiskey and offered to these weary travelers. Word has it that one passenger asked, “Is this Brazilian coffee?” and Joe laughed saying, “No, that’s Irish coffee.”
A decade later, the owner of the Buena Vista bar in San Francisco, Jak Koeppler, along with travel writer, Stanton Delaplane, Teamed up to bring Joe’s famous irish coffee to the United States. They experimented with recipes for months before they finally got the recipe right and placed it on the menu. The popular drink quickly spread across the nation and Irish Coffee has been a favorite drink and makes celebrating it on a cold winter’s day even better.
How to Make Irish Coffee with Whipped Cream
Learn how to make an Irish Coffee with whiskey and whipped cream.
Irish Coffee by Ralph McInery
Irish Coffee is a good read to celebrate National Irish Coffee Day with your favorite Irish Coffee recipe.
Synopsis: ‘When Fred Neville of the Notre Dame athletic department winds up dead under mysterious circumstances, amateur sleuth and academic Roger Knight, and his brother, Phil, a P.I., investigate the apparent murder. The trouble: no suspects. No suspects, that is, until the day of Fred’s funeral, when several likely candidates suddenly appear at the poor man’s wake.
First, Mary Schuster, daughter of a faculty widow, shows up at the event dressed all in black, with the startling announcement that she and the deceased were secretly in love. Then the controversy doubles when another woman arrives with a huge diamond ring on her finger, claiming to have been Fred’s intended. Could it be that unassuming Fred Neville was actually involved with two women, in secret and at the same time? Roger thinks not, and finds a notable piece of evidence to back up his hunch when a secret stash of Fred’s poetry turns up, clearly written with a single woman in mind. Unfortunately, the object of Fred’s intense love remains unnamed in his verse. Suddenly, both women are suspects in a vicious crime. But it’s up to Roger to plug into the campus gossip grid and, with a little help from Phil, not to mention his vast knowledge of just about everything that happens on campus, determine the exact chain of events that led to murder.
Set against the backdrop of an exciting Notre Dame basketball season, Irish Coffee will delight fans of both Notre Dame lore and of Ralph McInerny’s impeccably plotted mysteries.’ Amazon.com
How to Make Irish Coffee Ice Cream
In this food video learn how to make the great dessert Irish Coffee Ice Cream.
Irish Coffee Cheesecake
Dede Wilson of Bakepedia has a yummy recipe to share. Watch this now!