The original Irish Coffee was a combination of whipped cream, black coffee and whipped cream, and hasn’t changed much over the years. The most significant change today is that fresh cream is substituted with whipped cream and considering the difference is subtle, it doesn’t take away from the original flavor. Invented by head chef Joe Sheridan, Irish coffee was first served to a group of American passengers who just disembarked of a Pan Am flight late in the 1940’s. Then Irish coffee made its way to the United States through a travel writer - Stanton Delaplane, and was first served in this country on November 1952.
Unlike traditional coffee blends, there’s definitely a lot of history that’s enriched in every cup, and the taste makes this quite evident. The original recipe however did include Irish whiskey as one of its key ingredients, but lately Irish coffee today being much more commercialized is brewed in many different ways.
Espresso machines are used in most pubs, cafes and bars or fully automatic coffee machines. Some use the capsule method for convenience, but is rather expensive compared to regular coffee brewing machines. The “coffee in Good Spirits” world championship is an annual event, where Irish coffee is prepared in the finals.
Irish Coffee must be brewed with the finest ingredients and skimping out with cheap stuff will not due justice to the final brew. Below is a recipe for Irish coffee that is to be served hot and is great for those winter nights.
Fresh whipped cream
1½ ounces Irish whiskey
4 ounces freshly brewed coffee
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Cook time: 5 minutes
1. Make a cup of hot coffee and pour it into a cup until it is ¾ full. 2. Add the brown sugar to your satisfaction and then stir in the Irish whiskey. 3. Top if off with whipped cream, but do not blend it in. Simply just float the cream on top.
Irish coffee certainly has a rich taste and is definitely a refreshing brew for those lazy mornings.
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