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Creamy, Delicious Irish Coffee That Will Seriously Impress Your Mates

  • 40ml whiskey
  • 1-2 tbsp soft brown muscovado sugar
  • One cup of freshly brewed coffee
  • 50ml fresh cream
  • Nutmeg
  • Amaretto dipping biscuits

There's something incredibly indulgent about an Irish Coffee.

Maybe it's the fact that we normally only have one after a fancy meal or that it's essentially a dessert AND a drink, but it's one of our favourite treats once the colder evenings start rolling in.

While it may look tricky, whipping one of these up at home is quite straightforward and will seriously impress if you're having guests over.

Give it a try!


Step 1

Start by heating your sugar in a large saucepan. Opinions are divided over the role of sugar in an Irish Coffee but the muscavado adds a really nice richness to this recipe.

Step 2

Next up, add two tablespoons of water to the saucepan and bring to the boil.

2 Two Tbsp Water
Step 3

It's time for the golden ingredient! Turn off the heat and add your whiskey to the saucepan. Stir through until it combines with the sugar mix.

3 Whiskey
Step 4

Introduce your coffee to the saucepan and continue to stir. Pour the mix into a glass.

5 Add Coffee
Step 5

Lightly whip your cream and then add on top of the coffee.Our experts tell us that the key to the perfect Irish Coffee is making sure that the liquid is hot and the cream is cold so keep it in the fridge until you need it!

7 Cream
Step 6

Garnish with some grated nutmeg and enjoy!

8 Grated Nutmeg

When it comes to getting the cream to sit on top, practice makes perfect so you might have to sample a few.

The ideal winter warmer!

Written By

Marie Madden

Marie is Editor of The Lovin Group.Having entered the 'this place is too loud' phase of her life, she spends her weekends on a quest to find the perfect bottle of red wine and rates coleslaw as one of the great evils in the world.