Delicious Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee Recipe

Welcome, coffee lovers! There’s nothing quite like the aroma of freshly brewed coffee to start your day. And what could make it even better? How about a steaming cup of Irish whiskey cream liqueur coffee? Whether you want to impress your guests or simply enjoy a delicious drink on your own, this recipe is sure to hit the spot.

This recipe is a twist on the classic Irish coffee recipe, combining hot brewed coffee with Irish cream liqueur and whiskey for an indulgent treat that is perfect for after-dinner sipping or as a warming afternoon pick-me-up. The addition of cinnamon and nutmeg adds subtle complexity and depth of flavor to the drink, making it truly irresistible.

As a barista and coffee enthusiast, I can attest to the fact that this drink is not only easy to make but also highly customizable. You can adjust the sweetness, alcohol content, and creaminess to your liking. Plus, with just a few simple ingredients, you can make this drink right in the comfort of your own home.

So, are you ready to indulge in the ultimate coffee experience? Keep reading for step-by-step instructions on how to make this delicious drink. Trust me; once you try it, you’ll be hooked!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee
Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee

Are you a fan of coffee or Irish whiskey cream liqueur? Well, then you’re in luck my fellow caffeine enthusiast! This Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee Recipe combines the richness of coffee with the smoothness of Irish cream and the warmth of whiskey to create a drink that is sure to satisfy your palate.

What makes this recipe so special, you may ask? For starters, it’s easy to make with minimal ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry. Secondly, it’s versatile – you can enjoy it as a warm drink on a cold winter day or as an iced coffee cocktail on a hot summer day. And finally, it’s a perfect way to indulge yourself after a long day at work or entertain your friends on a weekend evening.

Packed with flavors of nutmeg, ground cinnamon, brown sugar, and Irish whiskey cream liqueur, this recipe represents the perfect balance between sweetness and spice. The creamy texture and rich flavor of Bailey’s Irish Cream combined with the bold taste of freshly brewed espresso coffee come together to create a drink that will delight your senses in every sip.

So, take out your favorite coffee mug or heat-resistant glass and give this recipe a try! You won’t regret it. It’s an easy-to-make drink that tastes just as good as any recipe you would get at a cafe. You can customize this recipe if you prefer stronger or milder flavors. Prepare to impress yourself and anyone else who tries it out.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for something simple yet indulgent for your taste buds, try making Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee concoction at home. Trust me; this recipe is worth savoring again and again!

Ingredient List

“Start your morning with a buzz and kick of whiskey”

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee recipe:

  • Brewed coffee (6 ounces): Freshly brewed and hot coffee is the base of this drink. It’s important to use a good quality coffee, such as espresso or dark roast, to achieve the perfect balance with the rest of the ingredients.

  • Irish whiskey (1 1/2 ounces): This ingredient gives the drink its signature Irish flavor and a subtle kick.

  • Irish cream liqueur (4 ounces): This creamy and sweet liqueur is essential to make this drink creamy and delicious.

  • Whipped cream (1 ounce): Adding a dollop of whipped cream on top of the drink elevates it to a whole new level of decadence.

  • Milk (2 teaspoons): Milk is used to soften up the strong taste of espresso coffee and also adds some richness to the drink.

  • Brown sugar (3/4 part): Brown sugar is used as a natural sweetener in this recipe. It complements the nutty flavors of ground cinnamon and nutmeg nicely.

  • Ground cinnamon (2 teaspoons): Cinnamon is an important spice that adds sweet, warming notes to the drink.

  • Nutmeg (a pinch): Nutmeg has a slightly spicy and nutty taste, which pairs perfectly with cinnamon.

Note: If you want your drink to have a boozier taste, you may add an additional shot of Irish whiskey to your brewed coffee. Similarly, if you want it sweeter, you may increase the amount of brown sugar according to your preference.

The Recipe How-To

“A shot of Irish goodness in every sip”

Are you ready to learn how to make a delicious Irish cream liqueur coffee? This is the perfect recipe for anyone who wants to add some warmth and flavor to their coffee. Here is how you can make it at home.


  • 6 ounces of freshly brewed hot coffee.
  • 1 ounce of Irish whiskey.
  • 1.5 ounces of Irish cream liqueur.
  • 3/4 part heavy cream.
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar.
  • Ground nutmeg and cinnamon for topping.


  1. In a heatproof glass or coffee mug, combine the freshly brewed hot coffee, Irish whiskey, Irish cream liqueur, and brown sugar.

  2. Stir well to blend all the ingredients together until the sugar dissolves.

  3. Top it off with lightly whipped heavy cream or just regular heavy cream on the top if you prefer.

  4. Use a small sieve to sprinkle some of ground nutmeg and cinnamon on top of the whipped cream, then gently swirl them both together.

  5. Add more nutmeg and cinnamon if you need it for further flavor garnishing.

  6. Enjoy your homemade Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee now!

Tip: You may want to adjust the amount of whiskey or liqueur to your preference for alcohol content or sweetness level accordingly.

Substitutions and Variations

“The perfect blend of creamy and caffeinated”


If you’re looking to switch up the traditional flavors of Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee, here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Instead of using Bailey’s Irish Cream, you can use Carolans, Coole Swan or any other Irish Cream Liqueur that you prefer.

– If you don’t have access to Irish whiskey or want to avoid alcohol, you could substitute it with a splash of vanilla extract for flavor and omit the whiskey completely.

– To give your coffee a more indulgent flavor, consider adding a scoop of ice cream to your hot coffee. This will make your coffee thicker and creamier.

– For a cooler variation of this recipe, make iced coffee using fresh brewed coffee, then adding ice to it. After that, mix it with Irish whiskey and cream liqueur and enjoy!

– If you want to experiment with some additional flavorings in your coffee, try adding a dash of nutmeg or caramel syrup to the mix.

– To add some texture to your coffee, consider making your whipped cream with some ground cinnamon or brown sugar topped with freshly grated nutmeg for a warm aroma.

These tips will help you experiment with new ideas and personalize your recipe. Try them out and make each cup of Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee surprise and delightfully unique!

Serving and Pairing

“Get cozy with a warm cup of Irish coffee”

This creamy and flavorful Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee makes for the perfect after-dinner drink or any time you’re craving a warm indulgent treat. The flavors of the whiskey, Irish cream, and coffee blend together beautifully to create a quintessential flavor that will impress anyone who tries it.

To enhance the overall experience, serve this coffee in a large heat-resistant mug or glass. The trick is to choose a mug that feels great to hold, and where the cream on top will have enough room without overflowing. The mug should also be sturdy enough to accommodate hot liquids without breaking or cracking.

For those who enjoy an extra kick and decoration, you can sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg on top of the freshly whipped cream. Not only will it give your drink an autumn feel, but it will also enhance the aroma of the coffee while adding another layer of flavor.

This Irish whiskey cream liqueur coffee is also delicious with some salty snacks such as popcorn or pretzels as its flavor profile blends well with savory treats. If you have a sweet tooth, this drink pairs especially well with buttery cookies, biscotti, or cake. So indulge yourself and invite friends over to join you for this sweet treat. You won’t regret it!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Whiskey in my coffee? Yes, please!”

Making the Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee in advance can save you some preparation time when serving guests. Although the ingredients are basic, the liqueur and the whipped cream on top of the coffee may be time-consuming to prepare. However, making Irish coffee a day ahead or half a day earlier is not ideal.

Reheating Irish coffee made with heavy cream on top will make it float away, and it won’t be very presentable to serve. The whipped cream also loses its texture when reheated, so it is best to make the beverage fresh each time for optimal results.

Storing the individual ingredients separately in airtight containers is ideal if you are preparing them in advance. Brewed coffee can be allowed to cool and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days as long as it’s in an airtight container. Whipped cream can be prepared ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours, while Bailey’s Irish cream should be refrigerated after use.

To recap, making Irish whiskey cream liqueur coffee one-at-a-time is recommended for best taste and presentation experience. Nevertheless, you can make individual ingredients ahead of time and store them appropriately until using them later.

Tips for Perfect Results

“Wake up and smell the Bailey’s”

To achieve the perfect Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee, attention to detail is necessary. Here are some tips to ensure that your coffee turns out perfectly every time:

1. Choose Freshly Brewed Coffee – Freshly brewed coffee provides the best flavor, so it’s advisable to make a fresh brew for this recipe.

2. Use Good Quality Ingredients – Poor ingredients will lead to a poor result. So use good quality ingredients recommended in the recipe.

3. Add Sugar and Spices – Sugar and spices provide that cocoa-flavored beverage with some extra oomph. For added complexity, use freshly ground cinnamon and nutmeg.

4. Whip the Cream Slightly – Whipped cream adds texture to your Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee recipe. Therefore, lightly whipped cream is preferred over heavy ones.

5. Don’t Overdo The Irish Whiskey – Use whiskey proportionally according to your preference but remember, too much alcohol can overpower the taste of your coffee.

6. Get A Perfect Pour – A nice pour is essential to ensure that you add just enough of everything required in the recipe without overflowing the mug.

7. Use Heat Resistant Mug- Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur recipe for coffee calls for hot liquid, and you would not like a cold touch on your hands or hear a cracking sound when you pour in boiling hot liquids into the mug.

By following these simple tips, your Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee will have an excellent taste and retaining its creamy look as it effortlessly goes down your throat with every sip.


Now that you know how to make an Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee recipe, you might have some questions about the ingredients, variations, or process. Don’t worry, in this section, I provide answers to frequently asked questions to help you troubleshoot any issues and make the most delicious Irish cream coffee at home. So, let’s dive into some of the FAQs!

How do you drink Irish coffee liqueur?

Hey there! If you’re looking to make a magnificent Irish coffee, here’s some guidance. First off, grab yourself an Irish coffee mug or a heat-resistant mug. Next, add in some delish Kahlúa coffee liqueur, a shot of Jameson Irish whiskey, and some hot coffee. Finally, top it all off with a nice big spoonful of whipped cream and sprinkle some grated nutmeg for a festive touch. Cheers to a great Irish coffee!

What is Irish cream coffee made of?

Want to make a delicious Irish cream coffee? Just pour some coffee, Irish whiskey, and Irish cream into a mug and add some lightly whipped cream on top. You don’t even need a fancy Irish coffee glass, any mug will do the trick! It’s a simple yet tasty way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or any day for that matter.

How do you use Irish cream liqueur?

If you’re looking to fully experience the bold flavour of Irish cream, it’s recommended to enjoy it neat or on the rocks. However, don’t limit yourself as it makes for a wonderful addition to a variety of alcoholic beverages such as cocktails and shots. Additionally, it adds a delightful kick to hot beverages like coffee or hot chocolate.

Is Irish whiskey good in coffee?

When it comes to making the traditional Irish coffee, it is highly recommended to use only Irish whiskey, specifically Jameson whiskey. This particular type of whiskey imparts a velvety, mildly sweet, and slightly spicy taste that perfectly complements the other components of the Irish coffee. Moreover, it is an economical option that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee Recipe is an exceptionally delicious and easy-to-make coffee recipe that you can prepare using a few ingredients found in your pantry. This coffee recipe is perfect for those who love Irish cream or whiskey and would love to try something new. With this recipe, you can impress your guests or simply enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee on a lazy afternoon.

The key to making the perfect Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee is to use freshly brewed hot coffee and the right amount of Irish cream and whiskey. You can also experiment with different variations of this recipe to find your ideal taste. Whether you prefer your coffee strong or lightly whipped, you will love this recipe.

So break out your favorite heat-resistant mug or glass and follow the steps outlined above to make this delicious coffee recipe at home. We hope this recipe has inspired you to get creative with your coffee making and enjoy a warm and satisfying drink that is perfect any time of day.

Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee

Irish Whiskey Cream Liqueur Coffee Recipe

Fans of dreamy Irish cream liqueur will love this slightly boozy coffee with a gentle hint of spice.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Beverage
Cuisine Irish
Calories 190.8 kcal


  • 1/4 cup espresso coffee
  • 1/4 cup irish cream, whisky liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch grated nutmeg


  • Make the espresso and pour in the liqueur. Stir in the sugar.
  • Pour in the hot milk, sprinkle over the ground spices and serve at once.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 312gCalories: 190.8kcalCarbohydrates: 19.9gProtein: 8.1gFat: 9.1gSaturated Fat: 5.7gCholesterol: 34.2mgSodium: 128mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 8.4g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, European, Inexpensive, St. Patrick's Day, Sweet
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