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Irish coffee in Irish coffee mugs with cream dripping down the sides
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Irish Coffee Recipe

This Irish Coffee Recipe is perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any day you need a little pick me up!  Just four simple ingredients for a delicious cocktail recipe that warms you from the inside out.  
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: cocktails
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Irish Coffee, Irish Coffee Recipe, irish drinks, st. patrick's day drinks
Servings: 2 coffees
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 16 ounces fresh brewed coffee
  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 large spoonfuls whipped cream see notes for how to make homemade whipped cream


  • Fill two mugs with coffee
  • Add a tablespoon of brown sugar to each mug.
  • Stir one ounce of whiskey into each mug.
  • Top with a large spoonful of homemade whipped cream. Enjoy!


To make homemade whipped cream, put a metal bowl in your freezer for 15 minutes. When the 15 minutes is up, add one tablespoon of sugar to the bowl. Then add one cup of heavy whipping cream. Whip with a handheld mixer on high until the cream thickens and forms peaks.