The Irish coffee is perhaps everything you would expect when you hear its name; a Whiskey cocktail that is as Irish as can be. A simple, yet delicious preparation, an Irish Coffee Flip is prepared with an espresso shot, Irish Whiskey and fresh whipped cream.
With regards to who invented the Irish coffee, there are many claims like the one from Joe Sheridan. He invented the Irish Coffee when he was head chef at a restaurant and coffee shop at the Foynes Airbase, County Limerick, Ireland in the early 1940s.
While Stanton Delaplane, a travel writer for San Francisco is credited for making it world famous.
Nevertheless, the tantalizing taste of the Irish Coffee flip on a cold winter morning is just the thing to spice things up just a little bit. It is one of the few whiskey cocktails that are compatible with ingredients such as coffee and whipped cream.
First, place the cocktail glass in the freezer to chill. Then add the ingredients into a cocktail shaker i.e. coffee liqueur and cream in a cocktail shaker till the mixture becomes frothy, which might take at least 30 seconds. Then just strain it into the chilled glass. Add a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top for garnish. Enjoy
The Japanese Whiskey Highball is a cocktail that has baffled many over the last few decades, except the Japanese, of course. It is simple, yet highly sophisticated, using only three ingredients – whiskey, ice and sparkling water.
One might wonder how such a simple concoction can turn into something sophisticated, well, that’s exactly where the Japanese step in.
Let’s admit it, we all love punches. Whether on a hot summer’s day, or at a grand Christmas dinner, a punch is irreplaceable. But, how many of us know that the punch dates back to the 17th century? British sailors would often pour themselves a drink of rum, lemon and spices to satiate their thirst. Later, different variations of the same concoction became synonymous with celebrations.
As the name suggests, the Cape Fear Punch owes its christening to the rather ill-famed Southern US men’s club. The club was founded on 3 March 1866 in Wilmington and incorporated on 8 February 1872. It is generally recognized as the oldest social club of its kind in continuous existence in North Carolina and one of the oldest in Southeast US.