Monday, March 17, 2014

Irish Coffees - Caity

The Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco is famous for their Irish Coffees. It is close to Fisherman's Wharf and worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood, especially if you're over 21. 

I remember going there with my family as a kid and having Sunrise Shirley Temples while my parents enjoyed Irish Coffees, which is the ONLY time my dad ever drinks coffee. I got to go back as a legal 21+ year old a couple years ago with Brendan. We sat at the bar and watched the barman make rows and rows of Irish Coffees, barely able to keep up with the demand. He would stand 10 feet away from a row of glasses and throw sugar cubes into each glass, never missing one! Brendan and I thought he would make an exceptional beer pong player. He was amazing! 

This is the recipe for Irish Coffees from the Buena Vista Cafe and has been enjoyed by our family for years, especially on St. Patrick's Day. They are easy to make and easier to enjoy. I'm having one right now while my Beef and Guinness Stew simmers on the stove! And in case you haven't already seen it, make sure you check out our page with recipes sorted by holiday here. Happy St. Paddy's Day!!!! 

Makes 1 Irish Coffee

what you'll need:

2 white sugar cubes
Irish whiskey
Fresh lightly whipped cream 

Fill a glass with boiling water to pre-heat, then empty. 

Pour hot coffee into the hot glass until it is 3/4 full. Drop in two sugar cubes and stir until dissolved. 

Add a full jigger of Irish whiskey for proper taste and body. (I interpreted "jigger" as 1 shot of whiskey).

Top with a collar of lightly whipped cream by pouring over the coffee. (I overly whipped the cream so I had to 'scoop it' instead 'pour it').

Enjoy it while piping hot.

Even Molly is enjoying her Irish Coffee today! 

Special thank you to Nigel for his assistance on set!

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