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.
I soon found out more about Fulton's Harvest, including the fact that it's made by well-reputed Kentucky Bourbon maker Heaven Hill Distilleries and tastes delicious on the rocks or served chilled. But by that point, I'd gotten back so many enticing-sounding cooking and cocktail suggestions — everything from pumpkin whipped cream to spiked pumpkin pie — that I had to try one out.
Ultimately, it was @Tora_NYC's Irish cream suggestion that left me with a brilliant Fall twist on a favorite, Irish coffee. As with any Irish coffee, don't let the whipped cream and coffee fool you — this cocktail packs a punch! I served it in a giant glass mug, topped with a very generous topping of whipped cream. For the recipe, keep reading.
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.
While some people might want to dive headfirst into the world's largest Irish coffee, not everyone is a fan of coffee infused with booze. How about you?
Earlier today, at 1 p.m. PST to be exact, history was made at the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco. Irish coffee making champion Frank Silletti, in conjecture with the staff of the Buena Vista, made the world's largest Irish coffee. I was there to witness them break the Guinness World Record.
To check out my firsthand account and a bunch of pictures from the event, read more
Today is National Irish Coffee day, and if you've ever visited San Francisco, then you've probably stopped by the infamous Buena Vista - home of America's first Irish Coffee. It all started back in 1952 when then owner Jack Koeppler challenged travel writer Stanton Delaplane to help re-create the highly acclaimed coffee drink from the Shannon Airport in Ireland. After much experimentation and a short jaunt to Ireland, the pair eventually stumbled upon success and American experienced its first Irish Coffee.
So since today is National Irish Coffee Day, I'm hoping I'll be able to swing by and have one in celebration. However, I know that most of you won't be able to join me, so why not whip up an Irish Coffee at home? To view the recipe, read more