EEvery year, St. Patrick’s Day provides a great opportunity to try new Irish whiskeys, sip Irish coffee, and politely refuses a green beer. This year is no different. But while all good Irish Coffee recipes feature Irish whiskey and coffee, few combine the ingredients with much forethought.
This year, Dublin distillery Teeling teamed up with Brooklyn-based Variety Coffee Roasters for the Teeling Small Batch Roast. The single origin coffee has been specially selected and roasted to be combined with Teeling whiskey in an Irish Coffee. Together, they chose a lighter coffee from Oaxaca, Mexico, which features notes of apple, nuts and dark chocolate. It lets the whiskey shine through and complements Teeling’s vanilla, rum, grape and sweet spice notes.
Whiskey and coffee come with two Irish coffee glasses in a cocktail kit available via the reserve bar for $65.
Once armed with these essentials, all you have to do is prepare an Irish Coffee. It’s easy to make with your favorite recipe or by following the recipe below, provided by Teeling and Variety.
Irish Coffee Recipe
- 1.25 ounces Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey
- 4 ounces of local coffee (such as Teeling Small Batch Roast)
- 0.5 ounce demerara syrup
- 1 teaspoon of heavy cream
- Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg
In a warmed Irish coffee glass, combine the Teeling whiskey, hot coffee and demarara syrup. Stir to combine. Top with heavy cream, floating it on the back of a tablespoon so that it layers over the drink. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.