How to Make Irish Coffee in Four Simple Steps

This St. Patrick's Day, trade in the green beer for a more classic Irish cocktail—Irish coffee.

how to make irish coffee: Infographic with ingredients and step-by-step guide
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins

For the perfect winter cocktail, make Irish coffee by adding traditional Irish whiskey to your favorite cup of coffee. It will give you twice the buzz in a single drink. To make the best Irish coffee, splurge on the highest quality coffee and cream you can buy, and pair it with a classic Irish whiskey, like Tullamore DEW, Redbreast, or Jameson. Then pair it with one of these traditional Irish desserts. Sláinte!


  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

  • ¾ cup hot coffee

  • 1 ½ ounces Irish whiskey

  • 1 ounce whipped cream


  1. Add 2 teaspoons of brown sugar to a heatproof glass.

  2. Pour in 3/4 cup of hot coffee.

  3. Add 1 1/2 ounces of whiskey.

  4. Spoon in 1 ounce of whipped cream.

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