I like to think after writing my blog about Espresso Martinis and making enough to keep anyone up that it caught on. All over TikTok, on every restaurant menu, is an espresso martini. Now I guarantee you although my espresso martini might not be as fancy as a restaurant’s martini neither will the price. And the thing about drinking is the third drink is always tastier then the first, so when a cocktail at a restaurant is $15 getting to the third can be hard without reaching into the 401K.

Luckily, you can make your own to either relax with one’s own thoughts or share the love. Similar to how this blog served as the spring-board for Espresso Martinis catching on, I hope this next fall cocktail can catch on like a wild-fire.

Irish Coffee is an elixir that is warming and transports you to a classic Irish Pub with great company, amazing music, and weather that just calls for a liquid blanket. I recently had one of my first experiences with Irish Coffee on a trip out to Philadelphia. The night was perfect. We wandered to a cute cocktail bar to wet the appetite, dined at an Italian restaurant with a nice bottle of wine, and ended at a cocktail bar with Irish Coffee. The staff was great going from the cocktail bar to actual restaurant to get the delicious coffee and make an incredible drink. Within a few sips I knew I found a favorite. The Irish coffee was warming and energizing with a sweet taste that made me feel that life was great.

Since getting home, I’ve spent many evenings (and sometimes mornings) trying to perfect an Irish Coffee. It was tricky at first with a result that tastes like coffee mixed with Jameson. But as I started to understand the synergies between the ingredients, I got closer to something that evokes a warm feeling while still packing some heat. The final Bhaskar Irish Coffee has some variations compared with the classic Irish Coffee recipe but I’m okay with that. Cocktails are meant to be enjoyed in the eyes of the maker (and hopefully drinker) so it’s okay to experiment with ingredients. It’s okay, no it’s spectacular, to get creative and try some fusion with cocktails. We all need to leave a mark on this world and this recipe is an example of that.

Irish Coffee

Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • Freshly Brewed Black Coffee
  • 2 oz Jameson or Irish Whiskey Plus a bit more to keep warm
  • Baileys Just to top
  • Whipped Cream
  • Nutmeg Optional

Instructions
 

  • Add 1 tsp of brown sugar and a bit of coffee to an Irish Coffee glass. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add 2oz (and a little bit of extra love) of Jameson to the glass. Add more coffee until you are content with your caffeine intake.
  • Pour Baileys over the back of a spoon. Treat this as a creamer, so a decent amount but nothing crazy.
  • Add whipped cream to the top and sprinkle nutmeg

Note: The classic recipe omits Baileys and Whipped Cream for heavy whipping cream that is frothed. Dealer’s choice on how you want to make the drink.

Conclusion of Irish Coffee, don’t get cold just drink more (trust me, it’s science.)

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