Nothing goes better together than brown sugar Irish coffee and St. Patrick’s day. I can remember the first time I had this delicious drink and it was on a plane to Houston, TX. It was a red-eye flight and everyone was tired and cranky. The wonderful stewardess knew exactly what her adult passengers needed and came up with something fabulous…brown sugar Irish coffee.
That is one late night flight that I’ll never forget 🙂
1 cup Domino dark brown sugar
1 cup water
1 cup heavy whipping cream
4 ounces freshly brewed hot coffee
1 ounce Irish whiskey
1 Make the brown sugar syrup. Place the brown sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until the brown sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
2 Make the whipped cream. Using a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, or using a hand-held whisk, whisk the cream with 1/4 cup of the cooled brown sugar syrup until it hits the ribbon stage. This is when you lift your whisk and a bit of the thickened cream falls back in a ribbon, keeping its shape for a second or two before dissolving on the surface.
3 Make your cocktail. Place the coffee and whiskey in an Irish coffee glass, coffee mug, or whathaveyou along with 1/2 ounce of the brown sugar syrup. (Use more or less of any of these ingredients according to your taste.) Top with plenty of the whipped cream and serve.
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Quick Tip: Brown sugar Irish coffee goes great with Bailey’s Irish cream cake.