5 Different Ways to Celebrate National Irish Coffee Day

Though variations of coffee cocktails have been around for quite some time, the Irish Coffee dates back to 1942, thanks to Joe Sheridan, the head chef at the restaurant and coffee shop in the Foynes Airbase. Sheridan added whiskey to the coffee of passengers who were returning from a long and failed flight across the Atlantic, due to inclement weather. Photo by Mikesh//Unsplash

5 Different Ways to Celebrate National Irish Coffee Day

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5 Different Ways to Celebrate National Irish Coffee Day

January 25th is National Irish Coffee Day and we are celebrating!

Though variations of coffee cocktails have been around for quite some time, the Irish Coffee dates back to 1942, thanks to Joe Sheridan, the head chef at the restaurant and coffee shop in the Foynes Airbase. Sheridan added whiskey to the coffee of passengers who were returning from a long and failed flight across the Atlantic, due to inclement weather.

The whiskey was thought to help warm the passengers and Sheridan proclaimed it as an ‘Irish Coffee.’

The drink was first brought to the United States in November of 1952, 10 years after its creation. It’s said that the bar owners, Koeppler and Freeberg attempted to recreate the drink so meticulously, for the duration of an entire day, until they had nearly passed out.

Today, Irish Coffee can be found on almost any menu where alcoholic beverages are served and are happily welcomed into the lives of many, whether to kick-start your morning or warm up on a cold winter night. So, enjoy the five recipes below and you too can incorporate Irish Coffee into your life and live happier!

Classic Irish Coffee

You can't beat the classics, but you can join them. This Classic Irish Coffee is based on the traditional Irish coffee recipe.

Irish Coffee by The Food Channel//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

You can’t beat the classics, but you can join them. This Classic Irish Coffee is based on the traditional Irish coffee recipe. Click here to get the full recipe.

Irish Cream Liqueur Coffee Ice Cream

Coffee house-inspired ice cream accented with a splash of rich and creamy Irish Cream Liqueur. Decadently delicious.

Irish Cream Liqueur Coffee Ice Cream by The Food Channel//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Coffee house-inspired ice cream accented with a splash of rich and creamy Irish Cream Liqueur. Decadently delicious. Click here to get the full recipe.

Tiramisu Irish Coffee

You know the warming beverage Irish Coffee and the delightfully tasty dessert, Tiramisu, but have you ever thought to combine them?

Tiramisu Irish Coffee courtesy of KRUPS

You know the warming beverage Irish Coffee and the delightfully tasty dessert, Tiramisu, but have you ever thought to combine them? We did. Click here to get the full recipe.

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur

Inspired by Irish coffee, this Irish cream liqueur is perfect as an addition to coffee or by itself, on the rocks.

Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur by The Food Channel//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Inspired by Irish coffee, this Irish cream liqueur is perfect as an addition to coffee or by itself, on the rocks. Click here to get the full recipe.

KRUPS Irish Coffee

This additional classic Irish Coffee recipe is said to be as close to the original as you can get.

Irish Coffee courtesy of KRUPS

This additional classic Irish Coffee recipe is said to be as close to the original as you can get. Click here to get the full recipe.

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