Mmmmm....Irish Coffee!

Mar 16, 2011

Irish Coffee " A tradition since 1943

Late one winter night in 1943 Chef Joe Sheridan, of the Foynes Airport Restaurant, was told to prepare a nice warm meal for a flight that was told to turn back to the airport due to inclement weather. Well, Chef Joe thought it would be nice to serve them a warm drink with a kick to start the meal off ...and there you have it, the Irish Coffee was born! For a more in-depth story, check out any one of these links: Foynes Flying Boat Museum, The Buena Vista, The Ireland Whiskey Trail, CoffeeGeek - Exploring Irish Coffee

Sip on one of these fine Irish coffee recipe this St. Patrick's Day or click here to prepare the original Chef Joe Sheridan recipe. And remember every good recipe starts with great coffee and a great coffee maker. (Recipes shared below were taken from "I Love Coffee!" by Susan Zimmer.)

 

Irish Elixir Espresso - An old-fashioned coffee cure-all.

2 ounces (60 ml) premium gourmet peppermint-flavored syrup

1 ounce (30 ml) premium gourmet chocolate syrup

1.5 ounces (45 ml) hot, fresh espresso

8 ounces (250 ml) steamed milk

Directions: Pour all the ingredients into an Irish coffee mug. Stir and enjoy!

 

Iced Irish Coffee - Lips will stay stuck in the sipping position!

3 ounces (90 ml) B-52 syrup or coffee-flavored liqueur

1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) vanilla extract

2 tablespoons (30 g) sugar

6-8 ounces (170-250 ml) cold espresso or strong coffee

A few ice cubes

Whipped cream, for garnish

Directions: Stir the syrup, vanilla, and sugar into the cold coffee. Fill two tall glasses with ice cubes and the cold coffee mixture. Top with mounds of whip cream and enjoy with a friend!

 

Shamrock Shimmy Latte - Lucky leprechauns love this latte!

1.5 ounces (45 ml) premium gourmet peppermint-flavored syrup

1 ounce (30 ml) premium gourmet cookie dough syrup

1/2 ounce (15 ml) premium gourmet chocolate syrup

1.5 ounces (45 ml) hot, fresh espresso or strong coffee

8 ounces (250 ml) steamed milk

Directions: Mix all the syrups together in an Irish coffee mug. Fill two tall glasses with ice cubes and the cold coffee mixture. Top with mounds of whip cream and enjoy with a friend!

 

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