Tap here to get 5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners

Irish Coffee Shots

5 from 1 vote
|

posted: 08/27/18

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy
|
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy

These Irish Coffee Shots combine espresso, whiskey, brown sugar, and whipped cream to give you the perfect little zip of caffeine and booze! It’s like your favorite Irish Coffee got miniaturized!

Love this but need a little more? Try my Irish Coffee Recipe or my Salted Caramel Irish Coffee!

up close video of an irish coffee shot topped with whipped cream with more irish coffee shots in the background

WHAT ARE IRISH COFFEE SHOTS

Whether it is St. Patrick’s Day or the beginning of a fun weekend, I love a great Irish Coffee recipe. Something about the combination of Irish whiskey, brown sugar, and a little cream on top is absolute perfection.

Every once in a while though, you need something a little stronger. Just like an espresso is the stronger version of coffee, these Irish Coffee Shots are the zippy stronger little brother to the original Irish Coffee recipe.

four irish coffee shots topped with whipped cream with a bottle of jameson whiskey in the background

sign that says you gotta balance those uppers & downers with two irish coffee shots in front of it

INGREDIENTS FOR IRISH COFFEE SHOTS

You only need five ingredients to make these amazing little wonders.

Start with Irish Whiskey! I mean, can we even call it Irish Coffee if we use something else?

Next you need espresso. I think that instant coffee works really well in this, but if you already brew espresso at home, just use that.

You need brown sugar. This gives Irish Coffee it’s signature sweetness.

Finally you need some whipped cream to go on top. I used the stuff right out of the can for ease of popping it on top of these guys but you could go with homemade.

irish coffee shots in mason jar shot glasses before being topped with whipped cream

HOW TO MAKE IRISH COFFEE SHOTS AT HOME

Start by boiling four ounces of water and stirring in brown sugar and instant coffee. We are using less water than it normally calls for which will make it much stronger than regular coffee. You could also substitute with 4 ounces of homemade espresso.

Fill each shot glass half way with the espresso sugar mixture. Fill the shot glasses the rest of the way with Irish whiskey.

Finally top with whipped cream.

four shot glasses filled with a mixture of espresso and whiskey

four shots of irish coffee topped with whipped cream
5 from 1 vote

Irish Coffee Shots

Serves: 4 shots
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
These Irish Coffee Shots combine espresso, whiskey, brown sugar, and whipped cream to give you the perfect little zip of caffeine and booze!  It's like your favorite Irish Coffee got miniaturized!

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Irish Whiskey I used Jameson
  • 4 ounces water
  • .11 ounces instant coffee (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • whipped cream for topping

Instructions

  • Heat up the water until boiling. Stir in the instant coffee and the brown sugar.
  • Fill 2 ounce shot glasses half way with the coffee and sugar mixture. For a less strong drink, fill 3/4 full.
  • Top the shot glasses with Irish Whiskey and then with whipped cream.

Notes

Or replace with 4 ounces of home brewed espresso.
Serving: 1shot Calories: 81kcal (4%) Carbohydrates: 4g (1%) Fat: 1g (2%) Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 2mg Potassium: 5mg Sugar: 4g (4%) Calcium: 10mg (1%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
four shots of irish coffee topped with whipped cream

did you make this

Irish Coffee Shots

I'd love to see what you made! Tag me @lisasimplejoy and hashtag it #simplejoyrecipes!

four shots of irish coffee topped with whipped cream

collage of shots of coffee

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

Reader Interactions

    LEAVE A COMMENT

    Have a question? Use the form below to submit your question or comment. I love hearing from you & seeing what you made!

    Rate This Recipe:




  1. Moheb says

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful article for us. A true coffee lover knows the value of one cup of coffee.

  2. Karen Ching says

    5 stars
    I’ve been seeing coffee with alcohol recipes lately and I’m really tempted try it so soon! This Irish coffee looks so refreshing. Not that I’m a coffee addict, or maybe I am, but I would really love to try all the coffee and alcohol recipes out there!

  3. Easter says

    hi Lisa! they’re gorgeous! And I bet the flavor is just amazing! Those look really good! Love that the whipped cream is just starting to melt! I recently make my own homemade Baileys with Jameson. I bet some Baileys would also be a nice touch in here. And I can only imagine how many pics you took of them.

SUPER-SIMPLEFAMILY FAVORITES
Broccoli Pasta"Omg! I didn’t think anything so simple could be so good!"
Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta Recipe"My family absolutely loved this recipe. Even my finicky eaters."
overhead photo of a gray skillet filled with beef and broccoli recipe, garnished with sliced green onions
Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry"I have made this a couple or more times. It’s easy & quick to prepare. I like this for a quick meal. It will be my go to recipe."

5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners

SUBSCRIBE & RECEIVE

MY TOP 10 EASY DINNER EBOOK!