National Irish Coffee Day

National Irish Coffee Day is observed next on Saturday, January 25th, 2025 (331 days from today).

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National Irish Coffee Day is celebrated annually on January 25. It's a special anniversary day for cocktail lovers across the country. You can enjoy drinking this hot and sweet Irish coffee with a reason. With an increasing number of followers, it was created to celebrate this irresistible latte cocktail drink. National Irish coffee Day wouldn't be complete without immersing yourself in a combination of whiskey and coffee drinks. Withstand the cold winter of the year with this aged hot drink.

Fun facts about Irish coffee

Do you have known some interesting facts relating Irish coffee? Below are something that makes you joyful:

  • Foynes, Ireland is the birthplace of Irish coffee.
  • Coffee, Irish whiskey, brown sugar and whipped cream are the four ingredients of Irish coffee.
  • Irish coffee is a wonderful drink, served on St. Patrick's Day.
  • Although being invented in Ireland, Irish coffee has some parts of history taking place in San Francisco.
  • Irish coffee is very special. It is a popular drink to serve in winter, and also at brunch.
  • 1942 is the year Irish coffee was invented and 1951 is the time it appeared in America.

How to prepare a standard Irish coffee

Let's begin with a warm cup, 2/3 full of freshly brewed coffee. Add a large teaspoon of sugar and stir well. Add 1 ounce of Irish whiskey.

Adding cream and letting it float is quite difficult. As shared by Buena Vista, and at the suggestion of the mayor of San Francisco, a dairy seller, 48-hour ice cream is best.

Once the coffee has stopped stirring in the sugar, pour the foaming cream over the back of a spoon.

Origin of National Irish coffee Day

There is no official evidence about the history, origin and start year of National Irish coffee Day. There is no exact information regarding the origin of this Cocktail Celebration date. However, the tradition of Irish coffee goes back to the 1940s. Irish coffee is a cocktail drink made from hot coffee, Irish whiskey and sugar or brown sugar. The mixture is stirred well and then covered with a thick layer of cream. Anyone can drink it through the ice cream. However, the original Irish coffee recipe uses unwhipped cream. In some parts of the world, this drink is sold as a whipped cream recipe.

Occasionally, the colloquial version of Irish coffee is also referred to as any alcoholic coffee drink. Irish coffee was introduced to the world by Joe Sheridan in 1942. He was a bartender at Foynes Air Force Base in South West Ireland. On a bitterly cold rainy day that year, a group of passengers stopped at Sheridan's bar across the Atlantic after their frigid eighteen-hour journey. Joe served them hot latte, blended with whiskey and covered with whipped cream to warm his guests.

According to legend, one of the passengers asked Joe if the drink was Brazilian coffee and he laughed and replied that it was Irish coffee. Jack Koeppler, owner of the Buena Vista bar in San Francisco, along with travel writer Stanton Delaplane brought Joe's famous Irish coffee to the United States ten years later. Since then, this drink soon spread across the country and it has been a favorite ever since.

How to celebrate National Irish coffee Day

1942 proved a lucky year for transatlantic travelers weary of the cold and wet conditions of the Irish winter. Thanks to bartender Joe Sheridan's creative imagination, they soon had their cockles delightfully warmed by an almost decadent blend of fine Irish whiskey with irresistible flavors and aromas. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee combined with the subtle sweetness of brown sugar and sipped through luxuriously rich whipped cream, this is a recipe that could become a global hit with no particular weather conditions to enjoy.

National Irish Coffee Day will be celebrated around the world by millions of discerning diners who have finished off countless meals with this mouthwatering and aromatic drink mix. Its birth will be celebrated by millions more who need no special occasion to celebrate enthusiastically to mark the unique marriage of two of the most prized flavors ever brewed.


National Irish Coffee Day has been observed annually on January 25th.


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