How to make a good Irish Coffee: 4 cl (2 parts) Irish whiskey, 8 cl (4 parts) hot coffee, 3 cl (1½ parts) fresh cream, 1 tsp brown sugar.

Joe Sheridan, head chef in Foynes, Country Limerick, created Irish coffee when American passengers had to disembark from a Pan Am flight one miserable winter night in the 1940s.

To help warm up the passengers Sheridan added whiskey and cream to the coffee and the “Irish coffee” was born.

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