15th Mar 2016 EAT IT

The Original Irish Coffee

Irish-Coffee-1jpg Get ready for St Patrick’s Day with a warming Irish coffee alongside your corned beef and cabbage.

Stanton Delaplane, a travel writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, brought Irish coffee to the United States after drinking it at Shannon Airport, when he worked with the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco and started serving it on November 10, 1952.

The Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco is renowed for serving the most authentic Irish Coffee in America. Today, the place serves more than 2,000 Irish Coffees a day. ”The whiskey is the key to Irish coffee,” says Joe Sheridan, who invented the drink. Below is the legendary recipe…


  • Peerless Coffee
  • C & H sugar cane sugar cubes
  • Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
  • Whipping Cream


  1. Fill the glass with very hot water to pre-heat, then empty.
  2. Pour hot coffee into hot glass until it is about three quarters full. Drop in two cocktail sugar cubes.
  3. Stir until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved.
  4. Add full Jigger (1 shot) of Irish Whiskey for proper taste and body.
  5. Top with a collar of lightly whipped whipping cream by pouring gently over a spoon.
  6. Enjoy it while piping hot.