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Irish Coffee Recipe


An image of Irish coffee without whipped cream

Served with or without whipped cream, Irish Coffee is a classic coffee cocktail.

Marko Goodwin
Irish Coffee is the classic coffee cocktail recipe and, some would say, the classic hot cocktail recipe. It's also very easy to make. Here's how to make Irish Coffee at home.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: One serving


  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Whipped cream to taste, if desired


Simply combine 1 cup coffee, 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey and 1 tablespoon sugar. Add whipped cream if desired.

For a twist, replace whiskey with vodka. I call this variation a "Russian Coffee."
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