National Irish Coffee Day – January 25
The Irish Coffee - created in 1942 in the Foynes Airport in Ireland, Irish whiskey made its way to the states in 1952 when the Buena Vista café started serving it – this staple kept Irish whiskey afloat in the 1950s.www.tullamoredew.com
Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Coffee 1 ½ parts Tullamore D.E.W. Original 1 ½ parts Strong Brewed Coffee (Tim’s Pick: any premium dark roast) ½ parts Sugar (Tim’s Pick: Demerara Sugar) Lightly whipped heavy cream Cinnamon or nutmeg
Tullamore D.E.W. Brand Ambassador Tim Herlihy’s Foolproof Method:
-Pre-heat a clear-stemmed glass with very hot water.
-Add the sugar and brewed coffee and stir well.
-Once the 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 the cream from penetrating the top of the drink.
-Finally, garnish with grated nutmeg or cinnamon for a spicy finish.
IRISH WHISKEY FUN FACT: Tim Herlihy holds the world record for creating the world’s largest Irish Coffee. It was set last year and comprised of five pounds of sugar, 28 gallons of cream, 150 gallons of coffee, and 43 gallons of Tullamore D.E.W. whiskey. The custom-made glass was 6 ½ feet.