Five things you didn’t know about Irish Coffee

  1. It was invented by a Joe Sheridan in Foynes in the West of Ireland in the 1930s, as a way to liven up air passengers who had just spent 24 hours crossing the Atlantic.
  2. The cream floating on the top was meant to mimic Guinness.
  3. Adding sugar helps the cream to float. (It makes the coffee denser)
  4. The more whiskey you add, the more sugar will you need to add.
  5. You have to whip the cream to get it to float, otherwise the whole thing mixes together

Thanks to Ian Flitcroft who has just published Oh Come All Ye Faithful: The Foodies Guide to a Millionaire’s Christmas Feast.

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