Caramel Irish Coffee

Irish coffee is a traditional coffee drink consisting of strong black coffee, sugar, and heavy cream. The first mention of Irish coffee can be found in a 1951 article published by the BBC. The article mentions that the drink was popularised in Ireland by Joe Sheridan who managed the American Bar in Dublin’s Gresham Hotel. However, there is no evidence to support this claim and it is more likely that Irish (or as it was then known as Irish whiskey) was added to hot coffee sometime between 1940 and 1950. It is a hot drink consisting of coffee, whiskey, and cream. It became popular in the United States during the 1940s. To make the drink, combine all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled Irish coffee glass. Top with whipped cream if desired.

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4 ounces freshly brewed coffee
1 ounce caramel sauce
1½ ounces Irish Whiskey
½ ounce salted caramel vodka
Splash heavy cream


1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the coffee, caramel sauce, Irish Whiskey,
2. salted caramel vodka, and heavy cream.
3. Add ice and shake until chilled.
4. Strain the mixture into a chilled stemless wine glass.

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