irish coffee in glass mug with whipped cream

Irish Coffee Recipe

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

This classic Irish Coffee recipe can be served for an after dinner drink or for brunch. Slightly sweetened coffee with splash of whiskey!



  • 12 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/22 ounces whiskey
  • 6 ounces fresh brewed coffee
  • Heavy cream, or whipped cream topping


  1. Add the brown sugar in the bottom of a tall coffee mug. Pour in the whiskey and stir to start dissolving the sugar.
  2. Pour the hot coffee into the mug, just shy of the top leaving room for the cream.
  3. Top the coffee with whipped cream, frothed cream or a whipped cream topping such as Cool Whip.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American