Jan. 25 – National Irish Coffee Day
Celebrate Irish Coffee Day with the world’s second largest Irish whiskey, Tullamore D.E.W. Its unique blend of all three types of Irish whiskeys creates a taste that is three times smoother, which is why Buena Vista Café in San Francisco, home to the original Irish Coffee recipe in the U.S., uses this brand to make its famous signature drink. www.tullamoredew.com
Irish Coffee - created by Tim Herlihy, National Tullamore D.E.W. Ambassador
1 ½ parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original 1 ½ parts strongly brewed coffee (Tim’s Pick: any premium dark roast) ½ part sugar (Tim’s Pick: Demerara Sugar) Lightly whipped heavy cream Cinnamon or nutmeg
Preheat a clear-stemmed glass with very hot water. Add the sugar and brewed coffee and stir well. Once sugar has melted, stir in the Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey. Gently whip the heavy cream by shaking it in a protein shaker with a blender ball – you want a still somewhat loose, not stiff consistency. Pour the cream over the back of a hot teaspoon to top the drink (and prevent cream from penetrating the top of the drink). Finally, garnish with grated nutmeg or cinnamon for spicy finish.