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Hey Bartender

Getting a drink at your favorite watering hole may not be easy these days with COVID-19 restrictions. This makes for the perfect time to try your hand at bartending while relaxing at home. 

As cooler weather reins, nothing warms the soul better than a traditional Irish Coffee, with sweetened coffee, Irish whiskey and whipped cream. Try this drink at home with loved ones.

Irish Coffee


16 oz. hot water
2 tsp. light brown sugar
1 c. brewed coffee
2 oz. Irish whiskey (such as Jameson)
½ c. heavy cream for topping
Chocolate shavings for garnish


Fill two mugs with hot water and let sit 2 minutes. Pour out water and add 1 tsp. light brown sugar to each mug. Pour over hot coffee and stir to dissolve sugar, then pour in whiskey.

In a separate bowl with an electric mixer or by hand, whisk cream until soft peaks form. Cream should be thick but still pourable. Top coffee with cream by gently pouring over the back of a warm spoon to form a thick layer on top of coffee. Garnish with chocolate shavings.