Irish Coffee

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Appears in
Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

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Maybe it was invented for tourists by a chef at a restaurant at Shannon Airport, as the story goes, but nobody cares; we all drink it, you can get it anywhere, and it’s the one surefire food of Ireland that practically anyone in the world can name. I’ve been at many an Irish dinner party where Irish Coffee was served after dinner, and I think it’s because hosts love the tableside drama of floating the cream.

This is important: Irish Coffee is made with only very lightly whipped crea