What could be better than having an Irish coffee this monsoon with some whisky, traditional Irish coffee is made with Irish whisky. However, you can use any whisky available at your home, the proportions matter the most. I used French roast by Blue Tokai, if you still have not tried this coffee, you are in for a treat.This recipe is very easy and can be quickly made with less ingredients-
1/2 cup- brewed coffee (by Blue Tokai)
1/4 cup- whipping cream
1 tbsp- brown sugar/maple syrup/honey
30 ml- whisky
1/2 tbsp- cocoa powder
1. Boil 1 cup of water and pour it in the glass, this will keep the glass warm. Keep aside.
2. Brew coffee in a coffee maker, you can also brew it manually.
3. Empty the glass which was filled with hot water, add brown sugar/honey/maple syrup and 2 tbsp of brewed coffee, mix it well till the sugar dissolves completely.
Pour whisky, then add the remaining brewed coffee, leave a little space on the top for the cream.
Do not whip the whipping cream, just pour it gently so that it floats on top.
Sprinkle some cocoa powder, this is totally optional.
DO NOT stir the coffee, you' would want to sip it as is, the layers are contrasting and they go with one another, hot brewed coffee going through cold cream!
You would want to make this coffee in an Irish glass, that is how it is traditionally made but you can use any glass, whatever is available. This coffee is perfect for this season, enjoy sipping it while sitting in your balcony, watching downpour.