Irish Coffee

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Saint Patrick’s Day is such a fun time of the year! It is a signal that spring is near, a great chance to break the routine and celebrate the Irish heritage and to embrace some delicious foods, treats, and cocktails! This year, why not serve your friends an unforgettable cup of Irish Coffee after your Saint Patrick’s Day meal?

Irish Coffee in a clear mug and garnished with a cherry

How to Make Irish Coffee

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This recipe is easy to prepare and it is really perfect for any day of the year when you could benefit from both a drink and a cup of coffee! It is sweet, strong and packs a decadent kick! We love to have an Irish Coffee on both chilly nights and after especially busy days!

You can substitute Bailey’s Irish Cream in place of the whiskey if you prefer, but keep in mind that this variation isn’t the traditional favorite. It is, however, delicious!

Irish Coffee garnished with whipping cream and a cherry

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Sugar * glass coffee mugs * Coffee *

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Servings: 1 serving
Irish Coffee
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
Author: Holly
  • 1 cup (6 oz) strong brewed coffee
  • 2 tsp white or brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz Irish Whiskey
  • whipped cream
  1. Stir sugar into coffee until dissolved. Add whiskey.
  2. Top with whipped cream and serve hot.
  3. Garnish with a cherry if desired.
Nutrition Information

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Irish Coffee in a clear mug and garnished with a cherry


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This Irish Coffee recipe is perfect for St. Patrick's Day or anytime! Traditionally this is made with Irish Whisky but you could also substitute Bailey's for a rich creamy version.
Irish Coffee is a classic and delicious coffee and the perfect ending to any meal. #spendwithpennies #easyrecipe #coffeerecipe #traditionalcoffee #irishcoffee


Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

12 comments on “Irish Coffee”

  1. I love me a good Irish coffee. Will definitely be making this, St. Patty’s day or not :P

  2. This is so pretty! I love the wood board you shot it on and the whipped cream and cherry on top! Perfect!

  3. I love a classic Irish coffee. They somehow leave me a buzz and relaxed at the same time.

  4. This stuff is so easy to make, and super delicious!

  5. Holly, no day can start without a good cup of coffee. Your recipe is luxurious.

  6. Mmm…this sounds like the perfect after dinner drink for anytime of the year!

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