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Irish coffee recipe and history from Foynes Ireland began with the flying boats in the early days of tran-Atlantic flight. | ethnicspoon.com
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Irish Coffee Recipe

Here is the authentic recipe and story of how Irish coffee came to be back in the early days of Trans-Atlantic flight from Foynes Ireland. 

Course Drink
Cuisine Irish
Keyword authentic, coffee cocktail, hot drink, hot toddy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 1 serving
Calories 163 kcal


  • 1 cup coffee strong, black
  • 1 tsp sugar raw is best
  • 1.5 oz whiskey Irish
  • ¼ cup whipped cream Use real whipped cream


  1. For this recipe you should use a glass ( a wine glass works well).
  2. Heat the glass by pouring boiling water in it and allow it so sit for a minute or so. Dump out the water.
  3. Place raw sugar in the glass and add the coffee and stir.

  4. Add the whiskey and stir.
  5. Top with whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
Irish Coffee Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 116mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Calcium 15mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.