It is getting cold here in DC and there is only one drink that can make Swedish/Polish/Irish lad feel good. Irish coffee. This term is used many ways and the drink is never made the same. I have been testing a few recipes and I think I have found the perfect one.  BTW if there are miss-spelled words I am sorry, it was a long journey to find the perfect recipe and man am I drunk.  In the end I found the perfect combination of ingredients to make the ultimate Irish Coffee.

Irish Coffee
Irish Coffee

Top with whipped cream to make the perfect drink.

Irish Coffee

  • 2 fingers of Irish Whiskey – More if this is your 7th drink
  • 3 sugar cubes – roughly 1.5 tsp of sugar
  • 5 oz coffee – less if this is your 7th drink
  • 2 oz heavy cream
  • whipped cream

Pour your given amount of whiskey into the cup.  2, 3, 4 fingers or a whole fist.  If you use a whole fist, use a larger coffee cup.

I actually ran out of jameson while making this final one.
I actually ran out of jameson while making this final one.

Next add the sugar cubes.  I tasted a whole array of sugar amounts.  I found that 3 gave the best flavor while still allowing the whiskey flavor to come through.  If you hate the whiskey flavor but still want the buzz, add a few more cubes of sugar.

Three cubes will do
Three cubes will do

Next add the coffee till it is about 3/4 the way up the glass.  Stir and dissolve the sugar.

Stir to dissolve the sugar
Stir to dissolve the sugar

Finally top with the heavy cream and some whipped cream.

The Irish Coffee - Perfect for that cold day
The Irish Coffee – Perfect for that cold day

Now you have the ultimate Irish Coffee.

Goes great in the morning or when you are burning the midnight oil.  Actually it goes pretty good in the middle of the day too.  Whenever you drink it, it is the perfect drink to cut the chill in the air.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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