Irish coffee is sweet and creamy and spiked with whiskey. It’s a darn good drink to serve at brunch when you’re looking for a bit more kick in your coffee.Usually Irish coffee is served hot, but I’m a big fan of cold brew coffee so I made an iced Irish coffee recipe. The drink is a simple mix of cold brew coffee, Irish whisky, simple syrup and slightly thickened whipping cream.
Iced Irish Coffee Recipe
4 ounces cold brew coffee, chilled
1 ounce Irish whiskey (such as Jameson)
1 ounce simple syrup
Slightly thickened whipping cream (see tip)
Add cold brew coffee, Irish whiskey and simple syrup to a mixing glass. Fill glass with ice and stir to chill the drink. Strain into a glass; discard ice. Top with slightly thickened whipping cream and a sprinkling of cocoa powder.
Makes 1 drink
–Make your own cold brew coffee or buy some at your local coffee shop.
-Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water. For extra flavor, try using demerara sugar.
-To get the cream to layer evenly over the coffee, beat cream with a whisk until thickened but still pourable. (You want thickened cream, not stiff whipped cream.) Layer the cream on top of the coffee drink by slowly pouring the thickened cream over the back of a spoon. You’ll want to start with 3 to 4 tablespoons liquid whipping cream per drink.