The perfect Irish coffee for New Year’s Day

Serve up the perfect Irish coffee this New Year’s Day

If you’re planning to open your coffee business on New Year’s Day, it’s not unlikely that a few of your customers will be in the market for a ‘hair of the dog’ and strong coffee combined. Step forward the Irish coffee – a combination of strong black coffee and Irish whiskey.

Invented in Limerick in the early 1940s to warm up plane passengers left stranded because of bad weather, the Irish coffee became an instant hit when it was exported to the USA. Irish coffee purists get heated over the correct composition – filter coffee or espresso? Brown sugar or white? – but if what customers are looking for is a punchy pick-me-up, here’s our recipe.


The perfect Irish coffee recipe

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