Mar 16 2017
Top o' the mornin to ya! It is St. Patrick's Day and that calls for a celebration. How we celebrate here at Tiki Hut is always with coffee. As you can tell we are already celebrating with our 5% off all Flavia products. Today is the last day to stock up on all your favorites!
Now, It wouldn't really be St. Patrick's Day without some form of alcohol in the festivities. Why not celebrate with coffee and alcohol? How about an Irish Coffee?
Irish Coffee's history is relatively recent. It was founded on a winter night in 1942 near Foynes. Passengers were stuck overnight because of the bad weather and went to Joe Sheridan's restaurant to warm up. Sheridan provided them with a rich dark coffee that contained Irish Whiskey, some brown sugar and topped off with fresh whipped cream. When an American customer asked " Is this Brazilian coffee?" Sheridan simply replied with "No, that's Irish coffee.", the rest is history.
Here is the original Joe Sheridan Irish Coffee Recipe (according to the Irelandwhiskeytrail.com) :
Cream-Rich as an Irish Brogue
Coffee- Strong as a Friendly Hand (you can use your favorite k-cup)
Sugar- Sweet as the tongue of a Rogue
Whiskey- Smooth as the Wit of the Land
Pre-heat a clear stemmed glass with very hot water. Empty the water, and add 2 teaspoons of brown sugar. Now add some freshly brewed rich coffee and stir. As soon as the sugar is melted, add a generous measure of Irish Whiskey (about 2.5cl). Stir again, then wait for the brew to still. Now take a hot teaspoon and pour gently whipped fresh cream slowly over the back of the spoon. The cream should be "half whipped" i.e. not too stiff and not too liquid. A perfect Irish Coffee should look pretty much like that other famous Irish drink - Guinness!
If you don't want to go through the whole process of making an "Irish Coffee" one can simply enjoy the same flavors with Bailey's Irish Cream as well.
Tiki Hut hopes you enjoyed this tripped down history lane. Have fun making your own Irish Coffee! We hope everyone has a happy and safe St. Patrick's Day.