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St. Patrick’s Day Irish Coffee

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Coffee: The best Irish Coffee that I have ever had was when 19 of us went to Ireland, hubs family and I.


We try to go to a different country every other year and that year we went to Ireland. It was one of the best trips, not only because I had never been to Ireland before but because they are of Irish descent, plus, Ireland is majestically breathtaking.


We just love being together, between laughing and storytelling and lots of singing, there is lots of drinking!


One gorgeous day, as we were driving the cliffs of Ireland, around the bend, my son in law and I noticed a beautiful spot to stop for a coffee. This is what we ordered.


It was a  clear, crisp day overlooking the bright green cliffs, rams and sheep scattering about. As we were brought our Irish Coffee’s, the waiter said a Good Morning with a twinkle in his eye. The first sip brought me to the Irish roots that I wish I had.


It was so delicious with a combo of strong coffee, a bit of whiskey and fresh whipped thick cream. I savored each sip, admiring the Rhododendrons and wild Rosemary growing about. I sat thinking, don’t lose this memory, 7 years later this memory strikes me whenever making an Irish Coffee. Because it is so simply delicious, a toast to you! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

A shamrock for Good Luck!
Irish Coffee Recipe
1 1/2 oz Irish Whiskey
1 tsp brown sugar
6 oz hot coffee
Whipped heavy cream


Combine whiskey, sugar, and coffee in a mug and stir to dissolve. Pour coffee into your favorite serving glass, float cold cream gently on top. Do not mix. Enjoy!

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Monday 17th of March 2014

One of my all time favorite drinks. I am making one tonight with a wee bit of Jameson's. ;) Cheers <3!


Tuesday 18th of March 2014

Cheers Cyd! Jameson's is a great addition! Nettie

Lisa Scibilia

Thursday 5th of April 2012

Nettie, I just love the stories that go along with your recipes! This Irish Coffee sounds wonderful, and your description of having it for the first time in Ireland with your son-in-law - what a great memory! Hope you are well, my friend, and thanks for sharing this deliciously naughty coffee!


Wednesday 29th of August 2012

So happy you stopped by Lisa! It was an amazing trip, have to return to Ireland. Cheers to you! Nettie

Olah Momma!

Thursday 29th of March 2012

You are making' me cravin' for this!Following your lovely blog.Also inviting you to join our meatless recipe blog hop/showcase at You are also very welcome to add your blog here: to see ya there! Have a great day:)The Quiet Mom at


Wednesday 29th of August 2012

Hi Olah Momma! Thanks for stopping by! So happy you love the recipe! I will stop by for Meatless Recipe blog hop! Nettie

Moore or Less Cooking

Thursday 29th of March 2012

@the Shady Porch,It twas thee best me lady! LOL! MMM I can always go for an Irish Coffee, what a treat!Nettie

D @ The Shady Porch

Wednesday 28th of March 2012

What a great vacation and a lovely memory! I can almost taste the coffee now. Yum! Thanks for sharing!

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