Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 8 tsp. sugar, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup whiskey
  • 2 cups hot brewed coffee, or as needed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, lightly beaten to form soft peaks


Place 2 tsp. sugar in each of 4 mugs. Add 2 Tbs. whiskey to each mug, then fill with coffee. Hold a spoon, rounded side up, over each mug and slowly pour the cream over the spoon, floating it on top of the coffee. Serves 4.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Outdoors Series, Snow Country Cooking, by Diane Rossen Worthington (Time-Life Books, 1999).