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Whiskey Coffee Recipe

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Written by Miles Spencer

Whiskey Coffee Recipe

Whiskey Coffee

Whiskey coffee, also known as Irish coffee, is an iconic coffee drink that combines black coffee with delicious Irish whiskey. This simple recipe is extremely easy to make and delivers great results for a smooth, alcoholic coffee.

Make sure to choose your favourite whiskey or whiskey extract to mix in with the coffee and turn a simple black coffee into an elegant, warming evening drink. Paired with your best coffee grounds, this recipe provides a fool-proof drink that will catch the attention of all who drink it.

Whiskey coffee has captured many who try it, with the drink originating in Limerick, Ireland, and spreading across to the United States where it gained immense popularity. The drink is relatively gentle compared to some alcoholic coffees, but it can keep the drinker awake with the boost of the caffeine!

The oak and oftentimes nutty flavours found in a lot of whiskey pairs really well with the bold, fuller tones of coffee, making whiskey and coffee a match made in heaven. Whiskey can often highlight the subtler fragrances and flavours of coffee, whilst coffee can draw out the sweeter, fruiter notes of a good whiskey.

Whiskey coffee is often sampled in cafes or bars and doesn’t need to be considered an ‘evening-only’ coffee, though it’s warming and soothing flavours are often great for a colder night. You can enjoy whiskey coffee at any time of the day or night, and allow the coffee to whisk you off to contentment.

If you’re a fan of Coffee-Direct’s delectable Irish Cream flavoured coffee, why not try Coffee-Direct’s Whiskey flavoured coffee? Similar in blend, with warming, mild coffee that is perfectly balanced with the oaky whiskey flavours, this whiskey flavoured coffee is a great option for those who want a bit of a break from sweet coffees.


  • 1 cafetière
  • 1 kettle
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 mug or heat proof glass


  • 2 tablespoons coffee grounds
  • 125ml boiling water
  • 50ml Irish whiskey or non-alcoholic whiskey extract
  • 2 tablespoons double cream
  • 1-2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • Grated nutmeg (optional)


  1. Add two tablespoons of coffee grounds to your cafetière.
  2. Pour 125ml boiling water into your cafetière and place the lid on top.
  3. Leave coffee to brew for four minutes.
  4. In a bowl, use a whisk to whip the double cream until it thickens but doesn’t form peaks along the surface. Set aside.
  5. Press the coffee once brewed and pour into your mug or glass, adding the whiskey or whiskey extract and the sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  6. On top of the coffee, float as much or as little of the whipped cream as you want.
  7. Sprinkle the grated nutmeg over the top, if using.
  8. Serve and enjoy.

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