Authentic Irish Coffee recipe. Steaming hot sweetened coffee, Irish Whiskey and a cream float. Great after a big meal or to drink Irish for St. Patrick's Day without the Guinness! -

Authentic Irish Coffee recipe

Irish Coffee is a wonderful after dinner cocktail combining strong coffee and Irish whiskey. Adding a cream float on top caps it off.

Course Cocktails, Cocktail Syrup
Cuisine Irish
Keyword authentic irish coffee recipe, irish coffee cocktail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 139 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • ¾ cup strong , hot Coffee
  • 1-2 teaspoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 ounce Irish Whiskey
  • 1-2 tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream (or double cream)


  1. Fill a glass stemmed Irish coffee mug or brandy snifter with hot water; discard it and refill the glass with boiling water.
  2. Discard the boiling water and fill the glass a bit over half-full with the strong hot coffee. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar to suit your taste; stir to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Add an ounce of Irish Whiskey.
  4. TO FLOAT THE CREAM ON TOP: turn a small dining spoon upside down and holding it at a 45 degree angle with the tip of the spoon touching the glass just above the surface of the cocktail, slowly pour the cream onto the back of the spoon allowing it to flow over the sides of the spoon float on top.

Nutrition Facts
Authentic Irish Coffee recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 4g4%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.