MOST folks think that Irish Coffee is only applicable around the holiest of holy days, Saint Patrick's Day... Whelp we call that a heaping pile of bovine excrement.
Seeing as we here at the Five-Oh Coffee Company are pretty much your stereotypical lawmen of Irish descent, we do enjoy an Irish Coffee every now and then. We will be doing the Off Duty segment as regularly as we can which will cover some of the aspects of finally signing off for the day.
Here's one of our favorite recipes for Jameson Irish Coffee.
- 2 oz Jameson whiskey
- 2 tsp turbinado sugar (known to the Irish as “brown sugar”)
- 6 oz freshly brewed, hot coffee
- heavy cream
- Put a teaspoon into a glass coffee mug (the kind with a stem) and pour some boiling water into it to warm it up. (The spoon is there to reduce the chance that the glass will crack, but be careful!) Swirl the water around and pour it out.
- Pour the whiskey into the glass.
- Add the sugar.
- Add coffee up to within an inch from the rim.
- Stir until all the sugar has dissolved. (The sugar makes the cream float on top, so don’t try to use artificial sweetener.)
- Hold the spoon just above the surface of the coffee. Carefully pour the cream onto the spoon. The cream will slowly flow over the edge of the spoon and rest on top of the coffee. (Now you’ll have a glass of black coffee with a white layer of cream on top.)
- Serve the coffee on a plate with NO SPOON.
- Drink the coffee through the layer of cream.
Yeah... its good.
Be safe, stay safe, finish the shift and go home.