Don’t let anyone from the west coast (of Ireland or America) tell you any different. The Irish Coffee was invented in Dublin during the 1930s by a man by the name of Michael Nugent, proprietor of what was once Dublin’s premier cocktail outlet, The Dolphin Hotel. The Dolphin, an establishment that gets a nod in Joyce’s Ulysses, was a hotbed of experimentation with exotic beverages that had emanated from the United States post prohibition.
The Ultimate Irish Coffee – The Teeling Whiskey Irish Coffee
I N G R E D I E N T S
- 40ml Teeling Small Batch
- 120ml Freshly Brewed, Robust Coffee
- 20ml Spiced Stout Syrup*
- Fresh Cream
Garnish: Freshly Grated Nutmeg
Suggested Glassware: Hot Drinks Glass
M E T H O D
Preheat glass with some warm water and discard, add the Teeling Whiskey, stout syrup, brewed coffee and stir to combine.
Warm a large spoon and gently pour the cream over the back of the spoon and onto
Garnish with a light dusting of grated nutmeg and enjoy with friends!
Our friends at Image Interiors have made a really lovely video showing you just how to create this at home, check it out here and let us know how you get on.
*Spiced Stout Syrup (makes approx. 1.5L of syrup):
1L Irish Stout (Guinness or similar)
1kg Demerara Sugar
½ Cup Whole Cloves
½ Cup Pimento/allspice
3 Cinnamon Sticks
1 Whole Orange Zest
2 Inch Fresh Ginger Grated
Pinch of Salt
3 Whole Star Anise Pods
Add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to the boil, allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve and cheesecloth and bottle. Keeps for 2 weeks refrigerated.