The Craic Coffee Recipe

Happy St. Patrick’s Day lovelies!
I have a surprise for you today but first, click on this video and listen to the words. It’s a humorous piece that I often listen to when I’m homesick for Ireland: Sick Note by The Dubliners.

Next time you think of calling out sick from work, think of poor Paddy.

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It’s a lucky day, Irish fans because I’m about to share a gift with you all.

Seeing as I’m part-Irish–SO to my ancestors and the melting pot–I thought it was appropriate to share one of my favorite recipe’s I received while traveling Ireland last summer. We left relatively early from County Kerry to sightsee around the Ring of Kerry. Our first stop, the Bog Village; our delightful British guide, Delia, got our sleepy attention on the bus by announcing the “best Irish coffee” would be served immediately after our Bog tour at a quaint inn. Well “the best coffee” meant I received a relatively “strong” kick-start to my day if you catch my drift.

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Now usually I never drink before 6: oo pm but when in Ireland vacay makes you indulge in guilty pleasures. After acknowledging the bog history and spending time with Irish Wolf Hounds, I decided to lounge at the Red Fox Inn before returning to the journey around the Ring of Kerry.

While waiting for my group I purchased and sipped a dizzying Irish coffee–I’m definitely no Irish weight as I’ve witnessed and been told. A little tipsy but no longer tired, this Minnesotan has not forgotten the pleasing taste of genuine Irish Coffee. Which, dearies, is why I am gifting the recipe with you all today.

I received it after purchasing my coffee and I’ve used it so often it’s worn out.

Well enough chatter and on with your St. Paddy’s gift!

Get that Irish coffee glass/mug and make it warm by pouring boiling water and placing a spoon in the glass. Then follow either recipe below for your perfect Irish Coffee.Libbey® 8-Ounce Irish Coffee Mug

For the Cream lovers--Bailey’s Irish Coffee:

After emptying your glass of warm water add

2 teaspoons of brown sugar & 4-ish tablespoons of Bailey’s liqueur. Add your favorite coffee but stop filling about 1/2 to 1/4 inch from the top.

Let it sit for less than two minutes. Gently top with whip cream and don’t mix.

Enjoy the delectable beverage!

 

For the Whiskey Drivers–Irish Coffee:

After emptying your glass of warm water add

2 teaspoons of brown sugar & 4-ish tablespoons of Irish Whiskey.

Add your favorite coffee but stop filling about 1/2 to 1/4 inch from the top.

Let it sit for less than two minutes. Gently top with whip cream. 

Don’t mix and enjoy!

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There are many variations out there of Irish Coffee so if you’ve found one you love, comment the recipe below!

For the purity of this holiday, I added green dye to my coffee as a little extra luck! Just something to think about it you don’t have green clothes but want to avoid a good pinch.

I miss Ireland and the coffee but I know I’ll be back again one day.

So give either recipe a try and let me know what you think! All those in favor of Irish Coffee give this post a thumbs up and share.

As always be bright and be you.

Slainte!

-Kat Xxx

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