Can we get Joe Sheridan in the house?! Probably not. But we do have Mr. Sheridan (a head chef in Foynes, Ireland) to thank for this boozy hot cocktail.
This concoction was born as American passengers made their way to Ireland on a brutally cold winter evening in the 1940s. To battle the cold, Sheridan spiked the coffee with whiskey and dubbed the drink “Irish Coffee.”
Without further ado, the recipe for a perfect Irish Coffee:
1.5 ounces Jameson Irish Whiskey
1 ounce brown sugar syrup
5 ounces freshly brewed hot coffee
Unsweetened whipped cream
COMBINE whiskey, brown sugar syrup and coffee in a mug. Stir gently.
TOP with whipped cream and serve hot.