Irish Coffee


  • Pot of strong, hot, black, coffee
  • Whipping cream, lightly whipped
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 shot Irish whiskey or Scotch


Warm glasses or mugs with hot water. Into each glass or mug put 2 teaspoons sugar and 1 shot (2 ounces) whiskey or Scotch. Fill each mug with hot coffee by placing a spoon into the mug and pouring coffee onto spoon( to keep from breaking the glass). Using the same spoon, curved side up, pour the cold cream slowly over the spoon. Do not stir; cream should float on top.

This recipe and about 600 other traditional Southern recipes can be found in the cookbook, In Search of My Mother's Kitchen. The book may be ordered directly from Cindy Aman by calling 334-692-3148. Additionally, cookbooks may be found in Dothan at Red House Books and Troy Simms Pecan Company, in Ashford at The Petal Pusher, in Cottonwood at In Bloom, and in Ozark at The English Garden.

Cindy Aman is the author of In Search of My Mother's Kitchen and is the 2005 Grand Prize Winner of the National Peanut Festival Recipe Contest with a Boiled Peanut Cake. She may be reached at 334-692-3148 or

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