Irish Coffee - Have a Jolly St. Patrick's Weekend!

"As always at an Irish dinner party, there were three desserts - vanilla ice cream, a chocolate mousse covered with whipped cream and chopped nuts, and fruit salad with maraschino liqueur and thick cream poured on.

Sherry was served with the grapefruit, a Rhine wine with the chicken and champagne with dessert.

Coffee and liqueurs were served in the drawing room, and entertainment was supplied by collection of stereo slides of American scenes. There were enthusiastically received, for no one had ever seen stereo slides before…"

by Margaret Rudkin 1953

Illustration from "Pepperidge Farm Cookbook" 1965

Note: Irish Coffee can be made with Irish whisky or American Bourbon whisky.


  • coffee
  • sugar
  • whisky
  • heavy cream


For each person: In a stemmed goblet put 1 teaspoon fine granulated sugar. Fill the class 3/4 full with very hot coffee. Stir quickly to dissolve the sugar. Add one ounce of your preferred whisky or liqueur and stir once.

Top off with heavy thick cream poured on over the top of an upside-down spoon held just over the top of the coffee so the cream floats on the surface about one inch thick.

Do not stir!

The true flavor comes only by drinking the hot coffee through the cold thick cream. Enjoy!


Medeja said...
March 14, 2014 at 3:18 AM  

The best coffee, especially for cooler weather :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...
March 14, 2014 at 3:30 AM  

Exquisite! Oh, I love your vintage coffee grinder.



Angie Schneider said...
March 14, 2014 at 8:49 AM  

I would love one! You too have a wonderful weekend!

La Table De Nana said...
March 14, 2014 at 9:27 AM  

Love the tray and the grinder:)
You must have such great little stashes of unique cool things:)
All organized..and tidy.

Shibi Thomas said...
March 14, 2014 at 10:44 AM  

Where do you get these props Yelena? They aways amazes me. I believe you have a good collection of these rustic looking props. Love them :)

Yelena Strokin said...
March 14, 2014 at 12:02 PM  

Shibi, yes I do have a large collection of props, I can open a shop if I want to-)) I have a post about my props from last year:

Te de Ternura said...
March 14, 2014 at 11:33 PM  


Crystal S. | Apples & Sparkle said...
March 15, 2014 at 2:44 AM  

STUNNING photos! I do so want to drink the hot coffee through the cold cream! : )Yum!

CQUEK said...
March 15, 2014 at 4:34 AM  

oh yes.. i want to have one glass. maybe 2.

carol cox said...
March 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM  

i know what i'll be having for breakfast on Monday!! in honor of my irish roots... thanks for the recipe

Anonymous said...
March 16, 2014 at 1:54 PM  

What an absolutely beautiful coffee grinder Yelana. You certainly find some gorgeously photogenic things for your spectacular images :). Love the recipe but love and appreciate the images more because I KNOW how involved they were to create :)

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