Foynes was one of Europe’s biggest airports in the 1940’s and it was the main airport for Flying Boats and regularly received passengers from the United States including Hollywood stars and important political figures. A new restaurant along with its young chef Joe Sheridan, was opened to cater to these guests.
Weather in the West can be horrendous, so Joe decided to create a drink that would warm his guests up and that drink is the famous Irish Coffee. The story goes that when an American passenger first drank it he asked “Is this Brazilian coffee?” in which Joe replied “No, that’s Irish coffee”.INGREDIENTS
- Irish Whiskey
- Brown Sugar
- Whipped Cream
- Heat your glass with some boiling water. Make sure you have a metal spoon in the glass when adding the boiling water to prevent the glass from cracking. Heating the glass keeps your Irish Coffee warm for longer so you can savor the moment.
- Pour in a measure of Irish whiskey then add some coffee.
- Add in a spoonful of sugar. Make sure the sugar is mixed into the coffee well. Check the bottom of the glass to make sure there on no granules left at the bottom.
- Whisk some cream in a bowl. Don’t whisk the cream too stiffly or you won’t be able to pour it.
- Turn a spoon upside down and place the tip of the spoon inside the coffee glass just on top of the coffee making sure that the edge of the spoon is touching the glass.
- Now slowly pour the whipped cream over the spoon. It should flow over the top of the spoon and land softly on top of the coffee. When you pour the cream gently it ensures that it doesn’t sink into the coffee.
- Sprinkle some chocolate on top of the cream.
- Now sit back, relax & enjoy!