With St. Patrick's Day just a few weeks away but wintry climes still in full effect, 'tis the season to sip Irish coffee! We've created a short quiz to test your knowledge of the creamy, boozy drink. Sure, you enjoy the taste of the beverage, but do you know where it originated, or how to make it? Take this quick quiz to learn more.
After Guinness, the Irish coffee is quite possibly Ireland's most famous drink. This hot cocktail is a mixture of coffee, whiskey, sugar, and cream. It's famous thanks to the Buena Vista Cafe, a San Francisco establishment that perfected the recipe in 1952 and has since served countless Irish coffees — including the world's largest one ever. I headed to the cafe to learn its signature technique for making Irish coffee. Here, bartender Paul Nolan, who's been at the cafe for 32 years and estimates he's poured over 3-4 million Irish coffees, teaches us how it's done.