Photo Credit: Diane Lyn

Today Is National Irish Coffee Day

The history of this popular drink and my personal recipe

January 24, 2019

The story goes, Irish coffee was first served in 1943, at a restaurant owned by Brendan O'Regan in the terminal building of Ireland's Foynes Airport. Chef Joe Sheridan invented Irish coffee that year. He was asked to warm up some cold passengers with coffee. He added a little whiskey and Irish coffee was born. Foynes closed and the Shannon Airport opened. Now it is the official welcoming drink of Ireland.
The popular drink came to American in 1951 and was served at the Buena Vista Bar in San Francisco.
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Pictured is our Irish coffee we make at home. I use a good coffee, a shot of whiskey, whipped cream and creme' de menthe on top. And a secret ingredient: a splash of Kahlua' to enhance the coffee flavor.

Friday is a perfect night to celebrate this Irish cocktail! Why wait til St. Patrick's Day, drink up, it is National Irish Coffee Day.