A PURIST'S POUR
You’ll need the right glassware to be truly authentic: A real Irish
coffee is served only in a six-ounce (180-millileter) Libbey Georgian
Irish Coffee glass. The glass can be purchased directly from Libbey’s
website ( retail.libbey.com), but non-purists can use a small six-ounce
wine glass instead. Just know that it’s a point of pride for bartenders
to serve this one in the proper glass—and it’s a joy to drink from it.
1½ ounces Irish whiskey
2 teaspoons 2: 1 brown sugar syrup
3 ounces freshly brewed hot coffee
Whipped cream for garnish
Heat the glass with hot water. Once the glass is warm enough, empty
the contents and add the whiskey and brown sugar syrup. Stir in the
hot coffee. Top with whipped cream and serve, without a straw.
Adapted from Jeffrey Morgenthaler's The Bar Book, with permission.