Okay, so I was going to tell you all about Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey in this post. And I was going to share a recipe for an Irish whiskey cocktail. But I changed my mind because instead all I really want today is a nice hot mug of Irish coffee. So I’m sharing an Irish coffee recipe instead. Because I can totally do that since this is my space, not be confused with the real Myspace (is that even still around?).
My plans changed from a spirit review to an Irish coffee recipe somewhere around midnight the night before I sat down to write this. You see, we went had Thai food for dinner and I had a Thai iced tea. For some reason, on this particular night, the caffeine from said Thai iced tea really got to me. As in, had me staring at the ceiling in the wee hours of the night when I was really supposed to be sleeping.
While I was staring at the ceiling, while also not so gently nudging my husband to get him to stop snoring, I thought about how the forecast said it was going to start snowing at 2am. This made me think about how cold it was going to be when I was supposed to get out of bed to go to my pole dancing fitness class. I really love these classes but when it’s snowing and cold outside, it’s really hard to get out of bed at 5:30.
All of those freezing thoughts of snow and cold made me want something warm and boozy. One thing led to another and my mind was made up to share this Irish coffee recipe. It might have also had something to do with the fact that I’d have to take pictures which meant I could justifiably enjoy the drink on a Thursday morning. And after my pictures were done, I’d sit back and read some more from my latest book on spirits.
Anyway, before I share the Irish coffee recipe, I’ll tell you a little about the bottle of Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey I used in it. It’s a 40 proof blended Irish whiskey with a pale yellow color that has tints of silver and green. It’s made from a blend of grain and malted barley that they get from an outside source. It is aged for 3 years and a day in used bourbon barrels according to their website but can sometimes be aged longer (although no specifics were given about this).
On the nose, I get aromas of grain and malt along with acetone nail polish remover and a little bit of citrus. On the palate the grain and malt flavors continue. It’s somewhat sweet and has a short finish. I wouldn’t drink this one neat but I would definitely use it in Irish whiskey cocktails and this Irish coffee recipe.
So make yourself this drink, grab your favorite book and sit back and relax.Irish Coffe
How to make a steaming hot mug of Irish coffee with Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey to warm your body and soul on those chilly, snowy days.Serves: 1Ingredients
- 2 ounces Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 4 to 5 ounces hot coffee
- Lightly whipped cream
- Some optional add-ins include Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur or a barspoon of Allspice Dram. I personally prefer the latter as I like a little spice in my booze.
- Combine the Irish whiskey, brown sugar and coffee in an Irish coffee mug (or your favorite Chive coffee cup). If you’re adding any other spirits, you’ll also add them to the mug at this time.
- Top with cream that has been lightly whipped and not sweetened.
- Enjoy whenever the temperatures drop and you need something nice and warm to drink.