With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I couldn’t help resist creating this Irish Coffee Martini. Irish coffee is one of my favorite things to sip on when it’s cold outside. Maybe it’s the coffee, but it’s probably the combination of Irish Whiskey and cream that makes these drinks so delicious.
I first decided to go straight up with cold brew in the glass with a few teaspoons of simple syrup to sweeten it up. Cold brew is available in bottles in most stores today and it’s the perfect way to get chilled coffee without having to go through the exercise at home. I whipped fresh cream for this drink because that’s how they do it at The Buena Vista in San Francisco, an institution since 1916. Loosely whipped cream tops off this martini and a dusting of coffee grounds finishes it beautifully.
I love the simplicity of this cocktail and one tip is to freeze your martini glasses first, so the cocktail is super cold on the first sip. There’s nothing like a good martini at the end of a busy week.
4 ounces cold brew coffee
1 1/2 teaspoons simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water boiled and cooled)
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon fine sugar or confectioner’s sugar
2 ounces Irish Whiskey
coffee grounds for dusting, optional
(Makes 1 Cocktail)
- In a small bowl, add heavy cream and whisk for 3 minutes until frothy. Add 1 teaspoon fine sugar and continue to whisk until thickened, but still loose.
- In a chilled martini glass, add cold brew. Add simple syrup and stir. Add whiskey and stir.
- Top with heavy loose cream. Dust with grounds. Enjoy!