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Irish Coffee

Irish whiskey has a smooth, round flavor, as opposed to the smoky quality of Scotch whisky. If you don't have Irish whiskey, substitute bourbon.

Cooking Light MARCH 2010

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Irish whiskey, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 4 cups strong coffee, divided


1. Place 1/4 cup whipping cream in a medium bowl. Beat with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form.

2. Heat 6 mugs by running under very hot water; dry with paper towels.

3. Pour about 4 teaspoons whiskey into each glass. Add 2 teaspoons sugar to each serving; add 2/3 cup coffee, stirring until sugar dissolves. Top each serving with about 1 1/2 tablespoons whipped cream (do not stir).

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 111
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.6g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 14mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 7mg
  • Calcium: 10mg

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