Did you know that January 25th is National Irish Coffee Day? It totally is, and I love a good Irish Coffee every now and then…as you may have noticed when I was traveling around Ireland in 2017!
January 25th is National Irish Coffee Day
I am not actually normally a drinker of warm beverages….I didn’t grow up drinking coffee and never really drank it regularly until I was 30! A friend introduced me to Vietnamese Coffee and my love affair with iced coffee began that day! However…there’s just something a hot Irish Coffee on a cold day that just really hits the spot!
Now, while the coffee itself is important in a good Irish Coffee, the whiskey is the deal breaker in this flavor combo. It’s almost that time of year to take out your favorite bottle of Irish whiskey and celebrate – no, not for St. Paddy’s but for National Irish Coffee Day!
Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
National Irish Coffee Day takes place on Saturday, January 25th. What better bottle than Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey to help you whip up some Irish Coffees, warm up and get in the spirit?
Triple distilled and aged in oak barrels, delivering a taste that is smooth and approachable with hints of vanilla, honey-like sweetness and toasted wood, Proper No. Twelve is the perfect Irish whiskey to serve up with some fresh coffee and cream.
PROPER IRISH COFFEE
Created by Lucas Robinson, Corporate Beverage Director Catch Hospitality, Catch Steak (NYC)
1.25oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
.5oz Ancho Reyes
.25oz Giffard Crème de Cacao
.25oz 2:1 Demerara Syrup
Build in snifter, stir all ingredients, top with whipped cream and garnish with grated nutmeg and pocky stick
A PROPER COFFEE
Created by Sonny Verdini, Bar Manager, TRADE (Boston, MA)
2 oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
1.5oz Boston Harbor Coffee Liqueur
1oz Mandarine Napoleon
Shake/Strain into a Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with hand whipped cream and coffee beans.
Photo credit: Amanda Lewis
“The Mad Mac”
Gavin McMonigle, Piss & Vinegar, Philadelphia
2 oz. Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey
1 Part Mexican Coffee Liqueur
2 scoops Mint Chocolate ice cream
Hard shake all ingredients in a tin with crushed ice. strain into 6 oz. Irish coffee glass and serve.