Irish coffee is a hot coffee beverage that includes liqueur and whipped cream. The cream can be whipped although some recipes do state that it should not be whipped.
The coffee is drunk through the cream in much the same way as a cappuccino.
The beverage was said to have been invented by an Irish chef known as Joe Sheridan while there are also German, Austrian, and Danish varieties.
There is also a tendency to name some other varieties of coffee beverages after the region in which it originated such as adding rum to make Jamaican coffee or Scotch whiskey to makingHighland Coffee.
To make Irish coffee you will need around 1.5 fluid ounces or a jigger of Irish cream liqueur,1 jigger ofIrish whiskey, 1 cuphot brewed coffee, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, 1 tablespoonwhipped cream, and 1 dashground nutmeg.
To prepare first combine the Irish cream and Irish whiskey in a coffee mug and fill the mug with coffee. Add sugar to taste, then top with a dab of whipped cream and a pinch of nutmeg.
Whatever way you make it, enjoy!