Our Irish Coffee with Baileys and Kahlua Recipe is a wonderful beverage to accompany any brunch or dessert! It’s lovely as a serve alone beverage too. I mean how can you wrong with a Baileys and Kahlua coffee?! It’s simply a match made in heaven. Unless you like more of the traditional Irish coffee baileys all by itself, then just omit the kahlua in the recipe. Either way you can’t help but completely adore it!
Irish Coffee with Baileys and Kahlua is a traditional Irish hot beverage.
Ohhhh kay, I added the Kahlua because why not?! I’m thinking the more-coffee flavor there is the more-better it is! (at least in my book!) While the most common everyday beverage in Ireland is tea and popular alcoholic beverages include whiskey, beer, and ale. Coffee mixed with whiskey and whipped cream is known throughout the world as “Irish coffee.” In my recent European travels that included a few days in Dublin, Ireland I made sure to stop and enjoy an Irish Coffee! This is a photo of the Irish Coffee I enjoyed while waiting for my departing flight in the Dublin, Ireland airport. . .
Here’s a little glance at the history behind Irish Coffee:
Chef and Bartender Joe Sheridan worked at the Foynes Airport, Shannon Ireland. He created the traditional Irish Coffee on a cold night as he was hoping to warm travelers, Sheridan put some good Irish whiskey into their coffees and topped it with pouring cream.
How did it get to the US? In 1951, Stanton Delaplane, a reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle, enjoyed a cup of Sheridan’s Irish Coffee at Foynes Airport. The reporter flew home to the US and spent a long evening at The Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco attempting to work out the proper balance of ingredients. Soon enough, Jack Koeppler, the owner of The Buena Vista, found himself to be the proprietor of the most prosperous saloon in the city practically overnight, thanks to Irish Coffee.
The perfect pairing our Irish Coffee with Baileys and Kahlua!
Remember last weeks Irish Cream Bundt Cake? You may have spied this Irish Coffee with Baileys and Kahlua in one of the cake photo’s. I must say it was a lovely pairing all the way around! Give it a try and let us know what you think!
Be sure to enjoy these other fabulous Irish recipes:
- 1 cup dark hot coffee
- 3 tablespoons baileys irish cream
- 2 tablespoons kahlua coffee liquor
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh whipping cream for top
- Place pressed brown sugar in the base of serving glass.
- Add baileys irish cream and kahlua coffee liquor to glass, then top off with coffee.
- Top with whipped cream and serve hot.
- Stir and Sip!
Irish Coffee with Baileys and Kahlua is a must-make for St. Patrick’s Day or any day for that matter!
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