Since the holidays are right around the corner... literally right around the corner, we wanted to share a fun Friday find! If you haven't been already you need to check out The Buena Vista in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf! This spot is known for one of our favorite holiday drinks- The Irish Coffee! Don't let the crowd scare you away. Buena Vista Cafe is a SF landmark that you will want to experience, especially during the holidays. Make sure you catch a glimpse of the bartender making the Irish Coffees... That's right, coffees- As in 15 at once!! AH-MAZ-ING!
Irish Coffee Ingredients 6 ounces of hot, fresh brewed coffee 1 teaspoon sugar (a sugar cube is equal to one teaspoon, and you may use brown sugar if you prefer) 1 jigger (or 1 1/2 ounces) Irish whisky Heavy cream, freshly whipped (see Note below)
Instructions 1. Pour hot water into your mug or glass to take the chill off. Then pour out the water. This will also prevent your glass from cracking.
2. Fill your glass about three-quarters high with the coffee.
3. Add sugar.
4. Stir until it is fully dissolved.
5. Add Irish whisky.
6. Top with freshly whipped cream- I think this step is key. If using lightly whipped you should pour slowly over a warm spoon onto the coffee being careful not to break the coffee's surface. This takes some practice. A fool-proof way to not break the surface is to whip the cream a bit more and dollop it gently on top.
7. Enjoy while hot! Mmmm...