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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Guest Bram Meehan: Irish Coffee

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
For the refreshing beverage, Bram goes back to Caskstrength, because Caskstrength is back. For December, Andrew was presenting a cocktail advent calendar — one of the simpler drinks was a return to basics with Irish Coffee.

Legend (and Wikipedia) puts the origin of this drink at Shannon airport after a particularly cold, nasty flight arrived. Over the years, it's gotten sweeter and more complicated — this recipe brings it back to its roots.

1.5 ounces Irish whiskey
4 ounces very strong black coffee
2 ounces lightly sweetened whipped cream

Start with coffee in a preheated mug, add whiskey, and top with the whipped cream.