Greg stopped by the Good Day Columbus set this morning to help anchors Alyssa Henry and Shawn Ireland prepare for National Irish Coffee Day, celebrated Sunday, Jan. 25.
As Greg explained, he first experienced Irish Coffee at San Francisco’s Buena Vista Hotel in 1995. This Bay City landmark has been serving true Irish coffee since 1955, based on the recipe served at Dublin’s Shannon International airport.
This recipe was concocted by Joseph Sheridan, the chef at the Foynes Airbase terminal near the modern Shannon International Airport. He first served the drink to a group of chilled passengers in 1942. Each year, Foynes hosts an Irish Coffee festival.
Follow this link to see Greg prepare Irish Coffee on Good Day Columbus. Use the recipe below to follow along and make authentic Irish Coffee at home.
CRIMSON CUP® IRISH COFFEE
Serve in this glass: Libbey 8054, 6 oz. Irish Coffee Glasses.
- Buy heavy (whipping) cream the night before. Put cream into a container that can be shaken. Shake well the night before to expand the liquid cream.
- Brew dark roast Crimson Cup Jungle Love® or3rd Shift® coffee to preferred strength.
- Place 1 tablespoon of sugar into Libby Irish Coffee glass.
- Pour about 4 oz. of chosen Crimson Cup coffee into Libbey Irish Coffee glass.
- Pour 1 shot of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey into Libbey Irish Coffee glass.
- Slowly pour the now-expanded heavy cream on top of the liquid. The expanded cream should float on the top of the liquid, creating a collar about one-quarter-inch deep.
- Serve the coffee on a side plate without a spoon. Do not stir. Irish coffee is best enjoyed by sipping the coffee through the cream.
Sláinte! Enjoy your Irish Coffee!