Irish Coffee

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recipe by Vice Coffee

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based on 3 ratings

Tom Stafford of Vice Coffee Inc was the winner of The Best Irish Coffee prize at the 2015 Dublin Whiskey Festival. If it's the best in Ireland - it might just be the best Irish Coffee in the world.

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recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Brown sugar icon
    Brown sugar
    10g (about 2½ tsp)
  • Water icon
    10ml (2 tsp)
  • Hot coffee icon
    Hot coffee
    2¾ tbsp (about 40g)
  • Irish whiskey icon
    Irish whiskey
    36ml (2½ tbsp)
  • Water icon
    100ml (½ cup)
  • Single cream icon
    Single cream
    as needed
  • Orange icon
    as needed
  • Nutmeg icon
    as needed


  • kCook icon Small glass bowl
  • kCook icon Mug
  • kCook icon Glass measuring cup
  • kCook icon Jar

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat a clean mug
  2. Add brown sugar and water to a clean small glass bowl
  3. Stir with teaspoon until dissolved then set aside
  4. Add hot coffee, irish whiskey and water to the mug
  5. Transfer sugar mixture to mug
  6. Stir with teaspoon until combined
  7. Add single cream and orange to a clean jar
  8. Shake vigorously until thickened
  9. Transfer cream to mug carefully
  10. Sprinkle with nutmeg
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