It was conceived by Joe Sheridan in 1943 as a refreshment for passengers who flew to the Irish town of Limerick. He added whiskey and whipped cream to the strong coffee, and when asked, “Is that Brazilian coffee?”, He replied, “No, that’s Irish Coffee!”.
- In a refractory glass, place the sugar cube you rubbed on the well-washed orange peel and add the whiskey.
- Heat the glass until the whiskey boils. Add the prepared coffee and finally the whipped cream.
In the absence of Irish whiskey, you can also serve Scotch, although they differ significantly. Scotch whiskey is made by fermenting rye and barley malt, and Irish from corn malt.