Beyond Tradition: The Secret Twist In Your Irish Coffee

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Irish Coffee originated in Ireland in the 1940’s. It was invented to warm travelers on cold Ireland nights. The combination of Irish Whiskey, Hot Coffee and cream warms you inside and out!

To this day it is still a beloved drink of Ireland and here as well. What a wonderful way to start or end your day on St. Patrick’s Day.

If you’re going to a parade this is the perfect drink to come home to to warm you up! Or maybe you just want to get in the spirit on St Pattys Day morning this will surely do the trick.

irish coffee in glass coffee cup in front of bottle of Jameson

A St. Patrick’s Day Delight

Embrace the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with the perfect libation.

Whether you’re returning from a parade or looking to kickstart your day in true Irish fashion, an Irish Coffee is the ideal choice.

It’s not just a drink; it’s a celebration in a cup.

The Unique Twist: Maple Syrup Magic

While the traditional Irish Coffee features strong brewed coffee, a robust shot of Irish Whiskey like Jameson’s, brown sugar, and a cloud of whipped cream, here’s a delightful twist.

In this version, we swap one teaspoon of brown sugar for a touch of maple syrup.

This addition enhances the drink, smoothing out the whiskey and adding an extra layer of indulgence.

ingredients for irish coffee

Quick and Easy Preparation

Fear not, for crafting this Incredible Irish Coffee is a breeze. The only task requiring a bit of attention is whipping up the cream.

Achieve perfection by placing your bowl and beater in the freezer before whipping up a small carton of heavy cream for 3-4 minutes.

The goal is to thicken the cream, not form peaks, ensuring it floats like a cloud atop the coffee.

Recipe: Incredible Irish Coffee


  • 1 Cup Strong Brewed Coffee
  • 1 1/2 Oz Jameson’s Irish Whiskey
  • 1 Tsp Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Small Carton Heavy Cream (adjust as per glass size, aiming for about 1/2 inch of cream)


  1. Chill your mixing bowl and paddle for the cream.
  2. Whip the heavy cream for 3-5 minutes until thickened but not peaked; adjust whipping time for larger quantities.
  3. In a glass mug, combine brown sugar, maple syrup, and Jameson Whiskey.
  4. Top with freshly brewed coffee, leaving about an inch of space for the cream.
  5. Heat a tablespoon under hot water for a minute.
  6. Using the back of the spoon, slowly pour the cream over it, allowing it to float on top of the coffee at approximately 1 inch thick.
irish coffee with cream in a glass coffee mug


Voila! You’ve created an extraordinary Irish Coffee with a hint of maple sweetness. Save this recipe for holiday mornings or enjoy it as an after-dinner pick-me-up any day.

While St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect occasion, savoring this traditional drink is a delightful celebration of all things green in the true Irish way. Cheers to the warmth of Irish Coffee and the joy it brings!

Incredible Irish Coffee

Traditional Irish Coffee with a little twist by adding maple syrup to complement the warmth of the Jameson's Whiskey
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1


  • 1 Stand Up Mixer
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • 1 Coffee Maker


  • 1 Cup Strong Brewed Coffee
  • 1 1/2 Oz Jameson's Irish Whiskey
  • 1 Tsp Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Small Carton Heavy Cream Or more depending on size of glass – you want about a 1/2 inch of cream to float on top


  • Chill your mixing bowl and paddle
  • Once cold mix your heavy whipping cream for 3-5 minutes until thickened but before peaks form – you may need to whip longer if making more cream for numerous drinks
  • Put brown sugar, maple syrup and Jameson Whiskey in glass and top with fresh hot brewed coffee leaving and inch on top or so for the cream
  • Heat your TB under hot water for one minute
  • Using back of spoon slowly pour the cream over the spoon so that it floats on top of the coffee about 1 inch thick
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