Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just for the Irish. It’s a celebration for everyone. Here at CoffeeSphere.com we are adorned in green, white and orange. Today we are toasting to Irish Coffee instead of Guinness Stouts.
Are you ready to celebrate?
Before you head out to celebrate, here are 3 Irish Proverbs that might come in handy for you today.
“The tree remains, but not the hand that planted it.” – Irish Proverb
“In solitude, the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.” – Irish Proverb
“The world is more malleable than you think, and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape.” -Bono
Besides Irish quotes, Irish soda bread, corn beef and cabbage, we love Irish coffee.
Irish coffee was started by Irish chef, Joe Sheridan, in 1942 on a cold winter night. The Irish Whiskey Trail wrote:
He brewed dark, rich coffee, added in some Irish whiskey, a little brown sugar and floated freshly whipped cream on top of each cup. The story goes that there was a hushed silence as people drank this brew for the first time. “Hey Buddy,” said a surprised American passenger, “is this Brazilian coffee?” “No,” said Joe, “that’s Irish Coffee.
It was an American travel writer, Stanton Delaplane who helped made this drink popular throughout the world when he brought the recipe back to a bartender named Jack Koeppler in San Francisco. Read more about it at The Irish Whiskey Trail.
There are many variations of the Irish coffee. The simplest way to prepare it is by combining one cup of your favorite coffee, 1-2 teaspoons of brown sugar and a shot of Irish whiskey. Top it with whipped cream.
Baileys, the company that makes the original Irish cream has their own version of Irish coffee. Baileys‘ recipe does not include brown sugar because Bailey’s Original Irish Cream already has sugar. Here’s a recipe from Baileys for coffee lovers who are over 21. Please drink responsibly:
- 6 oz. hot coffee
- 1 oz. Irish whiskey
- 2 oz. Baileys Original Irish Cream
- 1 dollop of whipped cream
Combine all the liquid and top it with whipped cream.
Serve with a 8 1/2 oz. Irish Coffee mug.
Get a designated driver if you are celebrating and toasting to Irish Coffee, Guinness or any of your favorite drinks. If you have a favorite Irish Coffee recipe please share. We’d love to feature you here.