Native Dubliner Cathal Armstrong, chef of Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, Virginia, recommends using Red Breast or Paddy Irish whiskey in this pick-me-up.
- 3⁄4 cup strong, hot coffee
- 3 tbsp. Irish whiskey
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. heavy cream, whipped nearly to soft peak stage
Combine coffee, whiskey, and sugar in an Irish coffee glass; stir with a spoon to combine. Pour cream over back of spoon into glass and serve immediately.