course, hot drinks topped with real whipped cream
so much better than canned, but let’s be real, 95% of American
bars don’t carry real whipped cream. If you work at a bar
that uses canned whipped cream, please do guests a favor by providing
straws to use as tools. Many times, guests are left using their
fingers and mouths before the fluffiness finally flops over due
to the coffee melting it. They either walk to the bar to get a
straw or have someone bring them one. Try this presentation: with
the cup handle facing you, lay a cocktail straw across (the top
of the glass) at 10:00 o’clock and 4:00 o’clock then
grab another cocktail straw and lay it over the first straw at
2:00 o’clock and 8:00 o’clock (the straws make a cross).
While holding the second straw add the canned whipped cream. Make
it pretty, at least an inch above the rim. The straws not only
provide stability for the whipped cream they also give the guest
tools. Also, try to pre-heat the glass with hot water so that
you start with a hot glass.
Irish airport bartender named
Joe Sheridan invented the Irish Coffee at Shannon
Airport in Dublin. Then in 1952. a San Francisco reporter
Delaplane took the recipe back to Jack
Koeppler who owned the Buena
Vista Cafe. Today the bar claims to serve 2000 Irish Coffees
a day. Holy Java, Batman!
Glass: Irish coffee mug.
1 1/2 ounces of Irish whiskey
3 packets of sugar
4 ounces of hot black coffee
Mixing Method: build.
Garnish: whipped cream.
you have it, try to use brown sugar. The
Buena Vista recipe is: preheat the glass, pour black coffee
three-quarters full, drop in three sugar cubes, stir to dissolve,
add a jigger of Irish Whiskey, and add real whipping cream
to the rim using a spoon.
I know what I’m about to say is
going to catch me a lot of flack, but I put a couple drops
of green crème de menthe
on top of the whip cream then top it off with a cherry.
The fact is that is just looks so darn pretty and everyone
wants to know what that drink is and therefore I end up selling
Irish Coffee Family
Italian Coffee: amaretto and coffee. Mexican Coffee: Kahlúa and coffee. Keoke Coffee (key-O-key): brandy, coffee liqueur,
and coffee (also called a Coffee Nudge in Northwest America). Bailey’s and Coffee: Bailey’s Irish
Cream and coffee. Hot Nutty Irishman: Irish cream, Frangelico,
and coffee. Hot Girl Scout Cookie: coffee liqueur, white
crème de menthe, and coffee.
Many guests want to try something different, so here’s a
couple that I’ve found guests love.
Tuaca, hot apple cider, topped with whip cream.
Coffee liqueur, raspsberry liqueur, hot chocolate, topped with
Others you probably won’t make but should know
Hot Toddy: whiskey, hot water, lemon and honey. Hot Buttered Rum: dark or spiced rum, hot water
or hot apple cider, spoon of unsalted butter, honey, cinnamon
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