Jacked Up Irish Coffee

Make this Jacked Up Irish Coffee for St. Patrick’s Day or and after dinner drink! This strong coffee cocktail is always a favorite after a dinner party!

Irish coffee

I wanted to wish everyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day- and I’m doing it with this Jacked Up Irish Coffee.

Since all whiskeys are not created equal, I had to test out a few in this Irish Coffee before I found my favorite.

Tough job but someone has to do it.

To quote Frank Sinatra, I went with the “Nectar of the God’s”, Jack Daniels. I know I could have used Jameson and kept with the theme of St. Patrick’s Day, but I really felt that Jack Daniels tasted the best in this Irish Coffee.

And being from Jersey, who am I to argue with Frank Sinatra?

I’m sure that everyone has their favorite Irish bar to hang out at but the one that I like the best is called Arthur’s Tavern in Morris Plaines New Jersey. Not only do they have great Irish coffee but the food is outstanding.

My buddies and I used to go there for happy hour after work- probably because they have 48 oz. beers- and after a couple of those you definitely needed to grab some food as well.

Arthur’s has the most delicious burgers. My favorite way to order up a burger there is to get it topped with blue cheese- a lot of blue cheese – it’s one of my most favorite things to eat of all time.

The blue cheese burgers also really well with the 48 oz. beers…

Anyway, what better to wash it all down with than an Irish coffee? I love the Irish coffee at Arthur’s but I decided to put my own spin on it and add some different flavors like vanilla and brown sugar.

I used vanilla to play off the notes of the vanilla in Jack Daniels and added the brown sugar to sweeten it up a bit.

I hope you’ll try my twist on this Irish Coffee…

I did it my way. Just like Frank.

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Jacked Up Irish Coffee

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

This strong whiskey coffee drink is perfect for after dinner or on St. Patrick’s Day!



  • Whipped cream topping
  • 8 oz. fresh brewed coffee
  • 1 1/22 oz. Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract


  1. Place the brown sugar in the bottom of a coffee mug. Add the vanilla extract, then pour your brewed coffee almost to the top of your mug.
  2. Pour in the whiskey, stir, then top with whipped cream and another sprinkle of brown sugar.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: irish coffee, whiskey drinks, after dinner drinks, coffee cocktails

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