Sunday Sippin’: Irish Coffee

You’ve had a few days to rest from the food’lympics that was Thanksgiving. If you’re still craving a little decadence, or you just really like coffee and Irish whiskey, then this Tullamore Dew Irish Coffee is just the ticket. The trick to this layered drink is whipping the cream so that it floats lightly on top for a beautiful presentation. To drink it properly, never mix the cream in. Instead, take a good slurp to capture the various textures and temperatures of cold, light whipped cream and hot, silky coffee with whiskey.

Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

Hot coffee

Sugar cubes

Whipping cream

Fill the glass with hot water to heat it up. Whisk the heavy cream until it is quite thick, but still has a little flow—before it stiffens into peaks. Put the cream in the fridge to stay cold. Drop the sugar cubes into the glass. Measure 1 ½ oz Tullamore Dew and pour it on top. Mix the cubes a bit, but don’t worry if they don’t completely dissolve. Add about 3 oz hot coffee, and mix until the sugar completely dissolves. Very gently and slowly, ease the whipped cream on top of the cocktail, where it will float on top.

 

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