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How To Make An Irish Coffee

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The Irish Coffee is a truly versatile cocktail. Perfect served after a meal as a digestive or simply as a warming solution to the cold. Created at Foynes Airport in Ireland in 1942, the Irish Coffee spread first to the U.S.A and then around the world.
What you'll need: 
Glass coffee mug/thick wine glass
Irish whiskey
Brown sugar
Strong black coffee
Fresh double cream(chilled)
Long-handled spoon
1: 
Fill the glass with hot water. This will warm it and help to keep the Irish Coffee at the ideal temperature for as long as possible.
2: 
Discard the water and pour 60ml/20z of Irish whiskey into the glass. Add 1-2 teaspoons of brown sugar depending on preference.
3: 
Brew 180ml/6oz of strong black coffee and add it to the glass. Stir thoroughly to dissolve the sugar and mix the coffee and whiskey.
4: 
Place the long-handled spoon on the surface of the coffee. Slowly pour the double cream onto the spoon until it starts to overflow and form a layer on top of the coffee. Continue to slowly pour the cream until the cream has formed a fairly thick layer.
5: 
Dust the cream with cinnamon or nutmeg before serving.
Conclusion: 
The simple process of making an Irish Coffee belies its wonderfully complex and warming nature.
Tips: 
Experiment with different whisky styles.Though Irish in name, don't necessarily restrict yourself to a single whisky type.
Try various coffee blends. Darker roasts are often better in Irish Coffees.
Warnings: 
Never use long-life cream. It just isn't worth it!

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