Four Irish Coffee Recipes to Try Now

Irish Coffee Recipes, Whiskey, Brown Sugar and whipped cream.

You don’t need to travel to Dublin to have a delicious Irish coffee! Whether you’re looking for a little hair of the dog or need an after dinner pick me up – an Irish coffee is a great way to get both your whiskey and caffeine craving. There’s nothing like a warm cup of Joe to wake you up in the morning, and a smooth cocktail is equally as calming in the evening. Why don’t we combine the two to make one delicious drink?

Made traditionally with coffee, Irish whiskey (although regular whiskey will suffice if you’re in a pinch), sugar and whipped cream, the Irish coffee is a delicious hot drink for a chilly day. We’ve gathered not only our favorite Irish coffee recipe, but a few twists on the classic Irish coffee that you can make at home! We’ll cheers to that!


Your Traditional Irish Coffee


Here is our Irish-approved recipe to make the perfect Irish coffee! We promise you can make it in less than five minutes too! Since it’s such a simple recipe, it’s the perfect recipe to make when you’re looking for a pick me up or looking to impress friends on the fly. With only a few ingredients (you can easily make it without the whipped cream), it’s a great hot cocktail to make in a pinch! Please note this recipe makes one serving.


  • Brown sugar
  • Irish whiskey
  • Coffee
  • Whipped cream


  1. Brew the coffee just the way you would a regular cup of coffee
  2. Add two teaspoons of brown sugar and three ounces of Irish whiskey
  3. Stir!
  4. Top with a healthy dollop of whipped cream.
  5. Time to enjoy!



Just Like Adult Chocolate Milk – A Baileys Coffee


Who doesn’t love Bailey’s? The silky liquor is like chocolate milk for adults – it’s a creamy drink that has hints of chocolate, hazelnut, and espresso. Now the Baileys brand has branched out and makes a full selection of flavored liquors, from mint to coffee to caramel. If you’re looking for a simple way to spice up a cup of coffee – add a splash of Baileys to your drink instead of the typical milk or cream. For a more advanced Baileys coffee recipe, try out this delicious Baileys Irish coffee recipe. Please note this recipe makes one serving.


  • Baileys
  • Hot Coffee
  • Irish Whiskey
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate shavings


  1. Brew the coffee just the way you would a regular cup of coffee
  2. When the coffee is ready, pour the coffee into a tall glass or if you’d prefer, a mug.
  3. Add ¾ ounce of Irish whiskey and 2 ounces of Baileys
  4. Stir!
  5. Top with a healthy portion whipped cream and sprinkle chocolate shavings
  6. Serve and enjoy!

To add a twist on this recipe, try a peppermint Baileys coffee! Just add peppermint Baileys instead of regular Baileys, and a dash of Crème de Menthe in addition to Irish whiskey. To garnish, take a candy cane and crush it with a rolling pin or the side of a butcher’s knife. After adding the whipped cream, sprinkle the candy cane crumbs on top of the coffee. Serve and enjoy!


For A Sweet Alternative: A Thai Iced Coffee


If you’ve never had a Thai iced coffee before, think of it as a cross between a creamy chai tea and your typical coffee. The sweet and spicy drink has a wide selection of spices in addition to the typical coffee offerings for a hot drink that packs a punch. Here is a fun, boozy alternative for your typical sweet iced coffee. Please note this recipe makes one serving.


  • Hot coffee
  • Sugar
  • Cardamom
  • Heavy cream
  • Amaretto


  1. Before you brew your coffee, add two big teaspoons of cardamom to the coffee grinds
  2. Brew the coffee just the way you would a regular cup of coffee
  3. Pour your coffee into a glass. Leave room for ice.
  4. Add in three ounces of Amaretto and four tablespoons of sugar
  5. Stir!
  6. Fill the rest of the glass with ice
  7. Top with on big tablespoon of cream
  8. Time to enjoy!


Get in the Holiday Spirit with an Eggnog Cocktail


What way to ring in the upcoming holiday season than a delicious eggnog cocktail? If you spent your childhood sipping on eggnog, you’ll love this grown-up variation on the classic Christmas drink. For your next holiday gathering or next time you’re sitting around an open fire, try stirring up this eggnog cocktail. Please note this recipe makes enough for two portions.


  • Hot coffee
  • Eggnog
  • Brandy
  • Baileys
  • Sugar


  1. Brew two cups of coffee just the way you would a regular cup of coffee
  2. While the coffee is still steaming, add in two teaspoons of sugar
  3. Add in two cups of eggnog
  4. Add in two ounces of brandy and four ounces of baileys
  5. Enjoy!
  6. We recommend pouring the mixture over ice to serve.

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