Talk about a winter warmer…
This week marked National Irish Coffee Day, and if you’re looking for a delicious tipple to warm your bones this weekend, this sweet drink is the ultimate indulgence.
To mark the occasion, Barry Farrell, Resident Bartender at Slane Distillery shares his top tips and recipe for making the ultimate Irish Coffee.
– Espresso coffee, make it a double shot
– 15ml vanilla syrup
– 40ml Slane Irish Whiskey
– Boiling Water
– 3 tablespoons of lightly whipped cream
– 1 teaspoon dark orange chocolate shavings
When making an Irish Coffee, the first two steps really do make all the difference to the end result. Firstly, make sure to choose the right size glass. At Slane Distillery we use a
6oz Georgian Coffee Glass which helps to accentuate the aroma of the Irish Coffee. Before adding any ingredients, also make sure to pre-heat the glass with boiling water.
Brew your espresso and make it a double. We use our local roastery Ariosa Coffee’s signature blend which is roasted to a medium level and gives a nice balance to an Irish Coffee. Then add 15ml of vanilla-infused syrup and 40ml of Slane Irish Whiskey to the glass. Stir all the elements together and top up with boiling water. Depending on the size of your glass, remember to leave enough space for a nice topping of whipped cream.
A common mistake is overwhipping the cream for an Irish Coffee. It should just be whipped lightly so it can be poured over a spoon to create the topping. Then add a sprinkle of dark orange chocolate shavings on top for a sweet finish, sit back and enjoy!
In other Irish whiskey news, a partnership was announced this week with The Horseshoe Bar in The Shelbourne and Redbreast, which will run from February until March 12. Redbreast is one of a handful of single pot still whiskeys in existence today and one of only two to have been produced almost continuously since the early 1900s.
The partnership will have a number of different elements, including tasting flights, masterclasses with Ger Garland, Midleton Whiskey Specialist and Deirdre O’Carroll, Blender at Midleton Distillery and a special gift box available to buy that includes three fine whiskeys and one of The Shelbourne’s bullet glasses. To find out more, and to book, click here.
Also, yesterday, Jameson revealed plans to open its first Early House in Dublin on Tuesday, January 31st. The launch of the Jameson Early House is part of a wider global campaign to promote responsible drinking and encourage consumers to make smart consumption choices that will ultimately result in a better night out – whether that be to measure, sip or even skip a drink.
Taking place in a secret location in the heart of Dublin City, guests can expect high intensity fun and entertainment from an international star as soon as they enter ‘The Early House’, with low and no alcohol cocktails on offer for guests to enjoy. You can register for a ticket here.