Bar Minty: Irish Coffee with Dublin Liberties Whiskey
This week we celebrated National Irish Coffee Day at home. Now to be quite honest, I had intended to go get coffee (hm, would cold brew work) as I don’t normally drink coffee and my cream had gone off. But then I started thinking, how do you create an Irish coffee anyway?
Normally you would make an Irish coffee by simply adding whiskey to coffee and topping with whipped cream. The famed Buena Vista in San Francisco is known for their Irish coffees and yes, I’ve had them. They also add two sugars.
So what if I workshop this idea by using coffee liqueur? I don’t need to add extra sugar then!
Now, I started with two ounces of The Dublin Liberties 5-year-old Oak Devil, an ounce of St. George Spirits’ NOLA Coffee Liqueur, a half ounce of Grand Marnier for a little orange kick plus Novo Fogo’s coffee bitters. The whole thing came came together quickly after I gave it a stir in my mixing glass for about 30 seconds.
As mentioned, I didn’t have any cream but I would have used Straus’ heavy cream as I love that dairy.
The Minty’s Irish Coffee
- 2 oz Irish whiskey (suggested: The Dublin Liberties 5YO Oak Devil)
- 1 oz coffee liqueur (suggested: St. George Spirits NOLA coffee liqueur)
- .5 oz orange liqeur (suggested: Grand Marnier)
- 3 drops of coffee bitters (suggested: Novo Fogo coffee bitters)
- Optional: whipped cream
Add all ingredients to mixing glass with ice. Stir for 30-40 seconds until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. I used an Irish coffee mug. Top with whipped cream for fun.
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