Bushmills Irish whiskey Recipe for Irish Coffee Day

This Monday 25th January marks Irish Coffee Day 2021 – a celebration of this timeless and classic whiskey warmer that always goes down a treat on a cold evening! First created in the winter of 1943 by Joe Sheridan, a barman and chef, the Irish Coffee was given as a welcoming drink to tourists arriving in Ireland from transatlantic flights. 

This classic recipe from Bushmills Irish Whiskey balances sweet, malty and velvety smooth Bushmills Original with the intense flavours of the black coffee to create a deliciously rich and warming sip. 

Give this recipe a try this evening and raise a glass to the year ahead…

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Prep Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Irish
Servings 1


  • 35 ml Whiskey Bushmills Original
  • 10 ml Demerara Syrup Or you can use 1tsp of brown sugar
  • Black coffee Americano
  • Double cream Float


  • Pre-heat a glass coffee mug using hot water then rinse
  • Make one Americano coffee and pour into the glass, leaving enough space for the cream
  • Add 35ml Bushmills Original and demerara syrup or brown sugar
  • Muddle until mixed and gently add cream float on top to serve


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Keyword irish coffee, irish whiskey
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