TalkTales Drink of the Week

Learn to make the perfect irish coffee, a new years classic in perfection

The Irish Coffee – Pick me up and warm me up!

When the new year brings storms and epic cold temperatures, the Irish coffee is the perfect way to not only nurse the NYE aftermath but also an all week delight to bring the warm, comfort and get that 2023 energy revved up to take on this new year! This is what we are drinking this week at TalkTales Entertainment! Lets learn how!


  • 6 ounces hot, freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • Freshly whipped cream (see Recipe Notes)


  1. Preheat your mug, then fill with coffee. Pour hot water into a mug or heatproof glass to take the chill off. Pour out the water. This will also prevent your glass from cracking. Fill the mug about 3/4 full with the coffee.
  2. Add sweetener. Add the granulated and brown sugars and stir until fully dissolved.
  3. Add Irish whiskey. Add the whiskey and stir to incorporate.
  4. Top with whipped cream. If using lightly whipped cream, pour it slowly over a warm spoon onto the coffee, being careful not to break the coffee’s surface. This takes some practice. A more foolproof way to not break the surface is to whip the cream a bit more and dollop it gently on top. Drink while hot!
  5. Garnish with a dusting of cocoa

Recipe Notes

Hand whipped Irish cream…so bomb! And lots of options, check it out!


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 2 ounces Irish cream liqueur, or your favorite dessert liqueur to taste!

Lightly whipped will give you a frothy cream collar (layer) on top. If you want to pile the cream high, you’ll need to whip it to medium-stiff peaks. We suggest using a plastic condiment bottle like shown in photo. Just add ingredients (don’t fill more than 1/2 the bottle or it wont whip) and start shaking! (approximately 3 mins or until cream stands on its own with out falling) Once whipped, squeeze gently over the cocktail forming a perfect separated layer of delicious irish cream!

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